Next to Christmas, I would have to say that Hallowe'en is my next favorite holiday to make a card for. I just love the rich colors for Hallowe'en, especially purples and blacks and I LOVE a hauntingly full moon :) The challenge for this week over at the CARDS blog is to create a Hallowe'en card. Here is what I made using purple and black and a big full moon:
The best part I like about this card is that it is all one layer, so it's perfect for mailing. I started off with a piece of white cardstock and cut out a circle from a post it note for the moon. Once I had the moon in place, I brayered Rich Razzleberry ink starting from the top all the way down to the bottom. Then I brayered Elegant Eggplant over top part way down, not covering the Rich Razzleberry completely from the top. Using another post it note, I ripped a ground edge and stuck that over the bottom half of my brayered piece. Then I took the bare trees from the stamp set Lovely as a Tree and stamp the trees randomly in black, varying the heights. For the ground, I flipped the ripped post it note so it was covering the sky and then sponged black ink on the bottom. When the ground dried, I put the post it note back over the ground and sponged some elegant eggplant along the horizon line and using teh same ink color I sponged some clouds across the moon. The edges of the panel were sponged with black and I used a black zig writer marker to draw in the bats. Final touch was stamping the sentiment with white Staz On ink. The sentiment wasn't white enough for me so I went back over it with a white gel pen. Here is a close up of the spooky scene:
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a spook-tacular day!
Spooky Nights Card
Cardstock: (Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: (Hallowe'en Frights, Lovely as a Tree) Stampin' Up!
Ink: (Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black); White Staz On
Tools: brayer, sponge
Other: post it note, black zig writer marker, foam mounts