Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Cards upcycled from food boxes

I've been busy lately preparing for our upcoming Handmade Market in Lawrence, Kansas for Etsy artists from Kansas. Would you like to see a few of my Halloween cards? Well you're in luck because I have posted a few pics below beginning with the blob that was supposed to be a spider. Maybe it'll adorn another card as The Blob, ya think? I tried homemade shrinky dink stuff using some plastic cut from something like a salad container and well, it must be the wrong kind of plastic! I ended up just stamping a spider on the plastic and marking over the image with a Sharpee to thicken the lines.

 I like the way this bakers twine spider web looks. I cut tiny slits along the edges of the card to hold the twine in place, then tied the spider on to the center of the web.
 What you can't tell about the pumpkin below and I can't photograph it is that it's painted with glow in the dark paint! Believe me, when I turned out the lights it was really cool looking! Oh yeah, the web on this card is painted on with Epsom Salts and looks awesome, kind of like ice crystals.
 The little bats are stamped on the card using Versamark clear ink. The black dots around the orange circle are done with glitter glue and look great, just hard to photograph.
 The spider and BOO below are done with a puffy black embossing powder that feels grainy.
 Don't you just love the Stampin Up mesh embossing folder? I can't get enough of it!
 Now for those who are just happy it's Fall, here's the perfect card for them. Very simple, yet elegant.
Below I've used a circle to mask off a spot, then sponged orange ink all around it. It really makes the paper cutouts pop, don't you think?

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  1. Absolutely nice designing and colors of these cards i want to ordered few of these cards could you tell me that how can i..?
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  2. If anyone is interested in purchasing these cards and you won't be at the Handmade Market in Lawrence on Oct 22nd please visit Eco Chique Boutique on Etsy and convo your request for a custom listing

  3. That is cool, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!

  4. Wow, these are all so awesome!! Each card is unique and fabulous and I love them!! :)


  5. WOW!!! You have been busy!!! I love them all!!! I sure wish I could get my mojo working! You have inspired me to go get busy!!!

    Have a great week!


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