Thursday, October 25, 2012

Easy Halloween Cards

When I was first married my mother in law encouraged me with cards for every holiday. It was a tradition I soon adapted (for immediate family members - it's not a huge undertaking like Christmas cards are) in hopes that it would encourage the recipients too. Now that I'm getting crafty (not that I have a clue as to what I'm doing) I've started making some of my own cards. Hopefully folks will like the personal touch and hopefully, with time and practice, I'll get better at it. But I thought you might like to see how easy card making can be. With some blank card stock, an orange sharpie, a black ink pad and $1 stamp from Michaels I was able to make this year's Halloween cards.

I started using my regular card writing script (freehand quasi-calligraphy). The card stock was cream instead of white and I guess that was enough to make the orange marker look more red than orange but I still think it's cute and Halloween-y.

Then tried patterning my writing after the scrapbook page Halloween greeting below. I didn't quite achieve their look but it was fun trying. We have two black cats so I liked the black cat stamp and hope our recipients like it too. I added orange dots to the stamped cats eyes to give them a more Halloween-y feel.

If you made your own Halloween cards and posted photos I'd love to see them! Happy Halloween and merry crafting!

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