I am sneaking in one last Halloween card before the big day this weekend. Hoping this crazy nor'easter gets out of here and the rain clears up soon. Saturday we will be delivering treats to Pineview Commons, the assisted living facility where my mother resided for five years. Emma and her friends will be in costume and will parade around the grounds - always fun for the kids and residents! Over 100 bags are filled with treats for the residents and staff! Thank Heaven for that pumpkin punch!
I used my favorite haunted house image on my card. Before I stamped the house and bats I created the inked squares for the background. I cut a 3 by 5 1/2 rectangle from a full size (8 1/2 by 11) Avery Label sheet. (Thanks to Lydia Fiedler for the tip that Avery Label Sheets make great masks!) Then I die cut three squares down the middle and applied that label paper to a 3 by 5 1/2 piece of white cardstock. Using blender brushes I did the top square in orange and yellow, the middle square in yellow and green and the bottom one in green and purple. Then I simply stamped the large house image right over the top! Fun and easy!
I love Jen Timko's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! My finished mini slimline measures 6 by 3 1/2. Use whatever size works for you!
Stamp Sets: Spooky Day and Wicked Together (Picket Fence)
Ink: Versafine Clair, Distress, Versamark
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White