Friday, 29 October 2010

Halloween card using Baroque Motifs

Ok, I freely admit it - I don't get halloween! We don't celebrate it in my family and I am bewildered every year by the increasingly ghastly array of costumes in the supermarket... But if I DID do halloween, I would send cards like this:

And, I have to confess, I really enjoyed making it! The bat was made by folding a piece of black card stock in half, cutting the bottom diagonally with the scallop square punch and then making a few judicious cuts with my lovely sharp paper snips. The background is just sponged in - very quick and simple!

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut an 8.5cm square piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Sponge it lightly with rough lines of Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum and Not quite Navy ink, overlapping them to blend. Go darker towards the edges of the card stock.
  • Ink up the Baroque Motifs swirl with Basic Black ink and stamp over the background.
  • Add a sentiment using a stamp-a-majig for accurate position.
  • Mount the panel onto 8.8cm Tangerine Tango card stock - you only want a hint of this showing round the edges - and attach to a 9cm square card blank made with Basic Black card stock.
  • Make a bat (as described above) and add to the card with a piece snipped off a dimensional.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Not quite Navy, Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Scallop Square punch,

Well, I hope everyone that does celebrate halloween has a fabulous weekend!
I'm going to be talking about gift wrapping next week - and we could see the return of the fabulous bag-a-lope - yay!
Hope to see you then,


  1. The Halloween card is just lovely. I love your distressing work. Beautiful.

    Yeah, we dont celebrate here either, but I think the trend is catching up among the younger ones.. the families are rather traditional, preferring to avoid any kind "not so ghostly kinda celebrations"

  2. No I don't get it either, but have to acknowledge it for the kids at school. Your card is gorgeous, maybe I would get it if I received cards like this!! x

  3. No I don;t do Halloween either, but love your card anyway

  4. I love this, it's really effective.

  5. Love the bat - very clever !
    Julie x

  6. I don't like the creepy Halloween stuff either. But your card is terrific. I like the colored background and that bat is so creative.

  7. Hey Vicky, if people would get those cards from you IF you celebrated Halloween they would be totally stunned :) So maybe you should start celebrating it!


  8. Great card :)
    The bat is wonderful.

  9. It's a great card - and I think the Bat is so sweet!


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