Have a Spooky Halloween!

Have a Spooky Halloween!
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This is my second of three blog posts about the Halloween cards I made October 1st & 2nd.  I used Close to My Heart’s (CTMH) September Stamp of the Month to create these cards.  I hope you enjoy them, but if they’re too scary for you, just look at these adorable monster Halloween cards instead.  🙂

This card was patterned after a card Christine David made.  During the retreat, she offered a technique class that included making two cards (one for Christmas and one for Halloween), such as this spooky one.  I love this new “haha” paper.  🙂

Spooky Hallow's Eve Card

Spooky Hallow's Eve Card

I love my PearlEx powders and used them in three of the cards in this post.  Which one of these two do you like more?  This was the first one of the two similar ones I made.  I was disappointed that most of my pearlized images were covered by the paper layers:

Purple skull card

Purple skull card

This is the second one I created.  I do not enjoy cutting around stamps, but I had to in order to expose the background paper better.

Creepy skull card

Creepy skull card

I wish this showed up better, but I used pearlized light green cardstock and dark glittery embossing powder from Rebecca (thanks R!).

Happy Haunting

Happy Hauntings!

Vampire Halloween Card

Vampire Halloween Card

October 31st Card

October 31st Card

For this one, I used my new color core paper and dry embossed it with the Cuttlebug before using a sanding block to rough up the raised edges and expose the red core.  Kinda creepy, isn’t this one?

Scary Halloween to You!

Scary Halloween to You!

This last card was made with three different colors of PearlEx powder.  I really like the way PearlEx powder looks on dark paper.

Chills & Thrills - Scary Halloween to You!

Chills & Thrills - Scary Halloween to You!

Thanks for checking out my blog post and have a spooky Halloween! 😉

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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