Danielle - If the broom fits
Danielle was kind enough to send this card in. I just love the die cut moon and sparkly bats. And if you’ve been following previous Halloween posts, I think the background paper she used is very similar to the one I used in the “study of crows” post.

Here’s what she did:
“I die cut a circle out of yellow card stock and sponged it to give it some depth.  I stamped the with on both the moon and white card stock. I colored her up on the white and cut out and placed on the moon. The paper is from the Blackbird line by Memory Box.  I rubbed pearlescent chalk all over the moon in a soft yellow to give it some shimmer…although doesn’t really show in the photo.”

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1204-M Griselda on her broom
8219-E Broom fits (text)

Shari - if the broom fits

Here’s another wonderful card from Shari. Again she uses a bright full moon for her background. I think the pumpkins giggling in the foreground are just great. Although I hope they aren’t laughing at Griselda otherwise I see pumpkin pie in her immediate future. Thanks again Shari!

And to everyone, have a Happy, Happy Halloween!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1204-M Griselda on her broom
7035-K Pumpkin patch giggles
8219-E Broom fits (text)
9058-L Graveyard

Shari - Creatures were stirring

Shari sent this wonderful card in featuring things that fly in the night other than witches. Her background with the big moon is just wonderful. Hank, Frisky and Crumbs look like they’re out having a great ol’ time in the light of the full moon. Even though the sentiment was actually released in a Christmas supplement, I just love that she found a perfect way to use on this card.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2050-F Mr. Frisky takes flight (kitty on flashlight)
3056-I Hank (the dog) on his Hoover
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
8193-E Creatures WERE stirring (text)

Shari - Trick or Treat wrapper

Shari was getting creative! She said this was a candy wrapper, but she hadn’t had a chance to get any candy yet. That might be considered a good thing since I don’t know about you, but any candy around my house has a way of not last very long – if it even makes it in the door at all. Yum.

I love the way she colored the backgrounds in each tiny rectangle – it really makes all the little characters pop – especially the ghost. Thanks Shari!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8223-J Trick or treat boxes (scene)

Danielle - Hank on his Hoover
Danielle shared this Halloween card and I think it’s just wonderful! I love the background paper she chose (Basic Grey Eerie) – the glow of the orange and those tree branches with hanging bats. Then to add Hank riding his vacuum purple-bagged cleaner – he just pops right off the page. Thanks Danielle!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3056-I Hank (the dog) on his Hoover
7077-E Skully flowers
8216-E Life’s a witch (text)

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The other day I was walking around Michaels, the big craft store and I came across this tiny little picture frame die. I just thought it was so cute that I bought it without knowing what I was going to do. Then it hit me – crows!

  1. I stamped each of the crows on white cardstock and colored them in using my Derwent Inktense water pencils.
  2. I used orange Distress Ink to go around each of them. I sealed them with Glue N Seal (just a different version more or less of Mod Podge) because I wanted them to be somewhat shiny like photos are.
  3. I die cut the little photo frame and then glue it on top of the crows and trimmed.
  4. For the background I used some paper I found in my stash – I think it’s by Memory Box but I could be mistaken – I don’t have the cover anymore. I cut a strip of black and glued it on top of the tree.
  5. I thought it could use something else so I added a bit of black soot Distress Ink around the edges and used some a dot stencil and paint on my fingers to add the little bit of dot texture.
  6. Once dry I glue everything onto a card. I printed out the little piece of text from my computer and of course added a wee bit of glitter to finish things off.

I know I’m going to be using this little frame in more projects because I just love it!

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
5072-D Crow looking down
5073-E Crow flapping wings
5081-E Crow “talk to the wing”
5082-D Crow looking forward
5083-D Crow with wings on hips

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Here’s the last page of my little Halloween book.

  1. Once again, Distress Inks and a touch of water.
  2. I added more texture to the background with the trees, a dot stencil and Baby’s Breath stamps.
  3. I stamped the saying on the page. I stamped Grisela on white cardstock and also directly on the book page. I used Derwent Inktense color pencils to color her and and then cut her out and Mod Podge’d her to the page directly over the stamped image on the page.
  4. I added a little a bit of color to the trees and then Mod Podge’d over the page.
  5. The final detail was some dimension – orange (her hair) and yellow (the broom) Liquid Pearls. Oh and of course a teensy bit of glitter. :)

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed my little Halloween book. Here’s a little recap of the pages.

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Toodles!

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
1204-M Griselda on her broom
7050-G Tall twigs in snow
7073-N Winter trees
8216-E Life’s a witch (text)
7003-C Baby’s breath (right)
7004-C Baby’s breath (left)

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Here’s page 6 of my little Halloween book.

  1. I started this page with, of course, Distress Inks and water. Although this time I added a circle stencil – you can kind of seem them in the background.
  2. I stamped the kids and puppy on white cardstock. I used Derwent Inktense color pencils to color them in. I cut them out and Mod Podge’d them to the page.
  3. I knew I wanted it to look like a wall, so I used a little more distress ink on the left. It still need something so I drew little lines – maybe like the look of some wallpaper.
  4. I stamped the saying with black archival ink and added the pen detail around the page and the little spider. I added some yellow so it would look like the flashlight was on. When I had cut out the bats I used on page 1 I still had the “mask”. I lightly put them in the yellow beam of the flashlight.
  5. I added a couple pieces of Washi Tape, Mod Podge’d over everything. I added the final details, some little black dots where the lines on the wallpaper crossed and a touch of glitter.

Next up the last page.

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
1205-I Not afraid (kids peeking around wall)
8183-D Not afraid of the dark (text)

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Here’s page 5 of my little Halloween book.

  1. I used my tried and true favorite technique for the background of Distress inks – orange and black soot with a sprinkle of water.
  2. I then sort of randomly stamped the tall grass on the bottom and the twigs on top. I colored a little bit here and there just to make things more interesting.
  3. I stamped the crows and sign on white cardstock and also directly on the book page. I used Derwent Inktense color pencils to color everything in and and then cut the pieces out and Mod Podge’d them to the page.
  4. For the final piece on this page I added a bit of glitter on some of the leaves.

Next up, page 6.

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
5082-D Crow looking forward
5083-D Crow with wings on hips
6015-K Witch Way sign post
7018-E Tall clump of grass
7050-G Tall twigs in snow

holly-book-pg4Here’s page 4 of my little Halloween book.

  1. I started this page by cutting out a big circle from paper and temporarily taping it in place. I then sponged on black soot Distress Ink. I used a little bit of yellow Distress Ink for the moon and then flicked water over the page. I used a paper towel to dry it off (can you tell I just love those spots Distress plus water leave).
  2. I stamped Hank on white cardstock and also directly on the book page (I could never have cut out the vacuum cord). I used Derwent Inktense color pencils to color him and and then cut him out and Mod Podge’d him to the page directly over the stamped image on the page.
  3. I used a die cut from Memory box for the tiny pumpkins and then one from Tim Holtz for the row of trees. Both were Mod Podge’d on. I added the detail with a black marker and then Mod Podge’d over the entire page.

Next up, page 5.

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
3056-I Hank (the dog) on his Hoover
8062-C Happy Halloweenie! (text)

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