Friday, 25 September 2015

Simple & Quick Halloween cards

Here are some super easy Halloween cards that were really fast to create. These cards have just the right amount of spooky while still remaining cute.
Framed Jack O' Lanterns

1. Apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to ColorWays Ironworks paper. Using a sponge applicator, begin at the edge of the paper and rub lightly in a circular motion to blend the ink. Always start at the edge and gradually move towards the center of the paper so that the intensity of color fades to a lighter shade. Your goal is to achieve a gradient of color.
2. Attach your inked paper to the card base and then trim away any excess overhanging paper. Adhere a die cut frame to the middle of the card using foam tape and add the puffy Jack O' Lantern trio to the center.
3. Finally, embellish the layout with a Halloween sentiment on the bottom of the frame.
(TIP: If you are new to inking, build your confidence by trying this technique on a scrap bit of paper so that you can practice the ink application method.)

Framed Jack O' Lanterns Supplies: ColorWays Noir Accent Pack (Paper House), ColorWays Noir Ironworks 12' scrapbook paper (Paper House), Jack O' Lanterns Puffy Stickers (Paper House), Distress Ink (Ranger: Spiced Marmalade), sponge applicator, sentiment

A few more cards...
Spooky Spider
TIP: Attach the spider to a piece of string so that it can swing freely.
Spooky Spider Supplies: ColorWays Noir Trim Cards 12"scrapbook paper (Paper House), Halloween Die Cuts (Paper House), Spooky Halloween Puffy Stickers (Paper House), ribbon, orange & black cardstock, embossed zig zag edge punch (Martha Stewart), 3" scalloped circle punch (Marvy Uchida), gems

Fancy Gold Skull
TIP: Alter store bought embellishments by giving them some extra bling by applying tiny gems onto the design.
Fancy Gold Skull Supplies:
ColorWays Noir Accent Pack (Paper House), Skeleton Puffy Stickers (Paper House), gems, scalloped matte, gold glitter cardstock, gold mirror board, 3' scalloped square punch (Marvy Uchida), Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Ghostly Greetings Gate

TIP: A torn and distressed edge matting is the perfect way to accentuate the spooky Halloween theme.

Ghostly Greetings
Gate Supplies: Halloween Die Cut Pack (Paper House), ColorWays Noir Trimmings/Ironworks/Trim Cards 12' scrapbook paper (Paper House), door lock embellishment (Ranger)

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