Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Cards

Now that Halloween is just a day away, this is ridiculously late to be posting Halloween cards.  My apologies...I have been having camera issues.  I have a $1200 camera, and I do not know a thing about it.  I cannot for the life of me get it to focus clearly...will have to get my oldest son to check it out.  My 14 yr. old just got a smart phone last week, so out of desperation I got her to take pics for me with her phone.  Not the best quality, but better than nothing I guess.  Here are the cards I made featuring several new Halloween dies ... I will list the products used in case you may want to order any of them for next year's cards.



This card features the Impression Obsession Trick or Treaters die.  So cute!  You can't see the sprinkling of "fairy dust", but I used Diamond Dust and it added a nice touch to the card.  I layered orange cardstock over the black card backing and popped the trick or treaters up with foam squares...love the way it created shadows on the card.  Embellished with a spider web border on top and the square cut out border on the bottom.  The little Trick or Treat stamp from Impression Obsession was a perfect addition to this card.  I especially love the scared cat die - this is just one cat from the Ten Fun Felines die set (all cats used on these cards are from that die set)

Products Used:
Impression Obsession die 231-O Trick or Treaters - $10.00
Impression Obsession die 172-I Square Cut Border - $7.99
Impression Obsession Stamp A5131 Trick or Treat - $5.50
PoppyStamp die 1085 Spider Web Border - $12.00
Memory Box die 98704 Scary Spiders - $4.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50
Twinklets Diamond Dust (3 oz) - $3.05

This card is busy, I know, but I just loved all these Halloween dies together!
The background paper is from the Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper collection...I love every single page in this paper pad...the vibrant orange, greens, and purples and the fairy tale artwork are absolutely captivating!  I sponged the layered panel with Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold Distress Ink Pads.  The bright orange panel is cut with the Memory Box die 98297 Debutante Frame.  I love this die because it has several coordinating overlay frames that go with it.  I started with the Memory Box Harvest Moon Tree.  I traced and cut out a background circle for the moon and sponged it with Mustard Seed Distressed Ink Pad.  Then added the cute CottageCutz Haunted House and popped up the Witch Riding Broom (love the shadow effect it gives).  The little cat in the corner is from the Ten Fun Felines die set.  Embellished the corners with Memory Box Haunted Webs which I cut apart.  Unfortunately, the Gothic Happy Halloween stamp is now discontinued by Memory Box :(
The tiny black crow is from a Silhouette Birds stamp set.

Products Used:
G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Memory Box die 98297 Debutante Frame - $20.99
Memory Box die 99029 Harvest Moon Tree - $13.99
Memory Box die 99007 Haunted Webs - $13.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9233 Witch Riding Broom - $7.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50
CottageCutz Petites die CCP 038 Haunted House - $5.95
Joy Clear Stamp Set 64100067 Silhouette Birds - $13.99
Distress Ink Pads - $5.99 ea.


I really like the Scary Words, the creepy tree from Cheery Lynn and the way the Memory Box Manor House looks like it is lit up and how the door actually opens! I just discovered that this house die is now Discontinued. Sorry - Rats!  I hate how they get rid of such great dies!  This as well as some of their other house dies were classics!

Products Used:
G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9234 Scary Words - $8.99
Cheery Lynn die B191 Spooky Tree - $9.95
Memory Box die 98705 Manor House - DISC.
Impression Obsession die 121-E Ghosts - $6.00 



Products Used:
Memory Box die 98297 Debutante Frame - $20.99
Memory Box Web Frame - DISC. $20.99 (I have a few)
Memory Box die 98376 Ghost Trio - $7.99
Memory Box die 98704 Scary Spiders - $4.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9234 Scary Words - $8.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50


Products Used:
G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9237 Dem Bones Skeleton - $10.00
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50
Memory Box die 98376 Ghost Trio - $7.99
Lg. Pumpkin is from the Impression Obsession die 094-U Pumpkin - $12.99
(It comes with 4 different cut out faces for the pumpkin)
Sm. Pumpkins are from the Impression Obsession die 202-G Pumpkin Patch - $7.00
HA207D No Bones Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - $5.90

I used several different components from the Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper collection on this card.  Unfortunately, you can not see the true purples and oranges because of the lighting.  This paper is just so beautiful!  I loved the way the little roses turned out... this was the first time I used this Cheery Lynn die and they were very easy to assemble.  They match the paper perfectly and just added a little dimension.  The Impression Obsession Leafy Branch is one of my favorites.

Products Used:
 G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Cheery Lynn die B154 Medium Rose - $11.95
Impression Obsession die 055-N Leafy Branch - $9.50 

If you would like to order any of these products you can call me at 574-784-9050 or send an e-mail to: myjoansgardens@yahoo.com

4 comments:

Mrs. Swandog said...

Your cards are awesome! Love them!!!

Jan Castle said...

Great Halloween cards....may case a few for next year - LOL!
TFS!
Jan

Anonymous said...

Love your cards, very cute. Thanks for sharing them with us. Joleen

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