Halloween Cards (A Few Days Late…)

I’m not one to make a big deal out of Halloween celebrations – I’d rather celebrate Reformation Day!  However, I had some great supplies in my October Paper Pumpkin, and I thought my grandmas would probably like a friendly little hello in their mailboxes, so these are the cards I came up with.

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I used the “Eat Something Sweet” sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin box on the inside of each of them.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m not sure if I need different watercolors to get darker colors, but my purple/orange sunset didn’t end up nearly as “spooky” as I had hoped.

What do you think?

I used watercolor paper for the bottom and wet embossed the trees in black.  The swirl dry embossing on the black card stock was from a texture plate by Sizzix, and the ribbon was in my stash.

October Birthdays – Part Three

Here’s the third of the three October birthday cards!  Thanks for hanging on for the ride!

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This fun card went to my Partner-in-Crafting-Crime in Oklahoma.  I enjoyed trying something with watercolors.  I stamped the leaves on watercolor paper and embossed them with white embossing powder, and then painted the watercolors over the top.  I currently have just a set of Crayola watercolors and am wondering if I need something better to get darker colors.  This card looks fairly dark, but you’ll see the lack of depth to the color in tomorrow’s Halloween card post.

The sentiment is the same as the previous two days, and the framelits for the sentiment are by Sizzix.  The stamp also came from my fall Inkadinkado set.  I definitely got mileage out of this set this October birthday season!

Thanks for sticking around for all three parts of this series!