hazel-witch-happy-halloweenie-lori-barnett-watermarked
A fabulous card from Lori I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do.

Here’s what Lori said:
Now that Fall is officially here, I’ve got the itch to do all things Halloween. I used some of my favorite spooky stamps to create this fun Happy Halloweenie card. Hazel the witch is getting her boogie on, but I wonder what she is out collecting in that pumpkin? Hopefully some yummy candy! LOL All the images are colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The grass is stamped by coloring Spectrum Aqua Watercolor markers colored directly on the stamp. Then I did a quick watercolor wash to blend it out. Hazels dress has tiny dots all over it, which I added with a black micron pen. To give her glasses some dimension, I colored over with a Versamark marker and heat embossed clear. I cut out a few of tombstones and popped up for a bit for dimension. Then I stamped the full Graveyard image a few times on the card base for a tone-on-tone look. The sentiment is heat embossed.hazel-witch-happy-halloweenie-closeup-lori-barnet-watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1077-M Hazel witch boogies
9058-L Graveyard
9059-B Pumpkin container
7020-D Row of grass
8062-C Happy Halloweenie! (text)

lynne-jardine-count-bitesalot

Count Bitesalot has never looked so dashing. I love the deep dark purple of the background and the added touch of purple on the inside of his cape. Bwa-ha-haaa (that’s the best vampire impression I do in text). :) I always love Lynne’s attention to detail – the enamel dots, the little white stitches, even the swish of purple over the word “bite”.

Here’s how Lynne created her card:
I’ve coloured the Count with watercolour pencils and covered the purple in his cape with some clear sparkle. The bat is heat embossed on the background (which is the same purple as the cape but has photographed totally different). A doodled border and some black enamel dots to finish.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
5033-D Bert Batula
8181-D A little bite (text)

stamping: halloween
Sometimes when I get a little stamping time in, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do but I’ll make a bunch of different backgrounds or I’ll stamp images on a piece of Bristol board (somewhat like a very smooth watercolor paper) to color in while sitting on the couch in the evening. That’s how this card came about.

For the background I used my craft sheet and stamped a couple of different Ranger Archival inks on it. Then, adding a little rubbing alcohol I put a piece of blank paper right in the ink and moved it around. I repeated this until I got something I liked.

I stamped the witch and rooftop, watercolored them in and cut them out. I stamped the stamps again on the background piece. I then placed the cut out images right on top of the images on the background. Doing it this way I can keep all the little details (the wand, the moon weathervane). Here’s a close up.
stamping: close up halloween

I cut out the bats – I believe they are a Memory Box die. I added the Boo! text and then mounted the whole thing on black and another piece of paper with big polka dots. I added a little bit of glossy accents to the witch’s eyes and shoes. I think I like stamping little scenes the best. It’s kind of like a snippet of a story.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1191-M A witch and a wand mishap
6042-O Rooftop
8060-B BOO! (text)

stamping: halloween
Here’s a somewhat simple card. I stamped Purskie on a piece of watercolor paper. I then stamped Happy Halloween below him. I drew a little line for him to stand on making a nice division for the bottom of the card. I then used a Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pen on the letters. This is a liquid masking fluid that allows what’s underneath to stay whatever color the paper is. I watercolor the bottom with orange and then rubbed off the masking fluid. I added a ribbon, some Glossy Accents on the letters and of course a few bats (a little die from Memory Box I believe). Oh, the little dots of orange are just small splatters of watercolor. I mounted the whole thing on black and white polka dot paper and the onto a white card base.

Here’s a close up.
stamping: halloween close up

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2037-G Purskie kitty looks down
Alphabet by Purple Onion Designs (one of my all time favorites!)

lynne-jardine-dont-drink-and-fly
Here’s a totally fun Halloween card from Lynne. She’s used those fabulous clouds in the background again – I just love them. I also love all the little details – the faux stitching, the stars, enamel dots – these really bring the card to life. But I don’t think Witch Hazel is ever going to escape running into that darn tree.

Here’s what Lynne wrote:
I coloured my image with watercolour pencils, and covered the leaves and the broom with my clear glitter pen.  I added clear gloss to her eye and glasses, and to her shoes.  Clouds chalked in the background.  I used an old starry embossing folder for my backing – it looks blue here but it’s purple in real life.  I doodled my stitched edge and added green enamel dots and a few star dies to finish.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1076-S Don’t Drink and Fly Witch
8037-F Witch auditions sign (text)

October Calendar - Count Bitesalot
Here’s a wonderful calendar page from Lynne. I just love all the black, white and gray. And don’t you just know that a vampire’s cape would have a red lining! The little bits of green add just a sweet pop of another color.

Here’s what Lynne wrote:
Count Bitesalot is definitely not a scary vampire, and even his bats are cuties! I’ve coloured The Count with my watercolour pencils and added some clear gloss to his eyes and to the little bat. I masked him off, and then stamped the Skully Flowers several times. I hand wrote the calendar dates and stamped Bert Batula just above. Then I just chalked in a few clouds along the top edge, doodled a stitched border and added a few coloured enamel accents. I also covered the red part of his cape and all the little skull flowers with my clear glitter pen so it’s lovely and sparkly.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
5033-D Bert Batula
7077-E Skully Flowers

 

Kim-Klinkovsky - graveyard

Here’s a fun card from Kim Klinkovsky. She went all out for this one using lots of spooky (but too cute) Halloween embellishments. Too fun! And check out the little detail picture below – she’s even included a little spider! EEEEEEK!

Here’s what Kim wrote:
Happy Halloween! I’ve been dying (Ha!) to use this graveyard embossing folder and loaded it with these adorable stamps to create this eerie scene. I layered some of my favorite pattern papers. Then stamped this wonderful image with the kids peeking around the wall, that went perfect with the graveyard. I colored them with Copic markers and glitter pens to make it sparkle. Used a brick wall embossing folder down the left side and colored with “brick red” dye ink. Stamped a tiny spider on the wall too and added some embellishments to make it complete.

A little closeup:

Kim-Klinkovsky - graveyard detail

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1205-I Not afraid (kids peeking around wall)

Lori Barnett - Happy Halloween

A fantastic card for Halloween by Lori Barnett. I love the simplicity of stamping in black and adding background color.

Here’s what Lori did:
I created a bright yellow and orange watercolor background, with Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts, to set the stage for my Halloween Card. The Skully Flowers stamp is so darn fun! I stamped in black and clear heat embossed it to for added texture and shine. I just love that stamp! For the sentiment, I only inked up the “Happy Halloween” portion, and clear heat embossed it as well. I think cards are more happy with a bit of  “bling bling” – so I added a few glittery stars and orange rhinestones. This is a design that can be mass produced easily!

Here’s a closeup so you can see a bit of the detail:

Lori Barnett - Happy Halloween detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7077-E Skully flowers
8218-F Witching you (text)

Here’s an oh so bright card from Alex. I just love the purple and orange combination! She’s taken a stamp for Fall and made it very much a Halloween card by coloring the flowers in black and deep purple. I love what she did in the border – separating everything with black and using the same stamp, only now you just see parts of it.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7076-P Magical fall flowers

Here’s a wonderful, very purple Halloween card from Alex. I just love what she’s done with the Bat garland stamp – when I drew this stamp I never thought “circle” but how great is that. I also love what Alex has done with the Counts cape – oh so sparkly! And those red eyes! Just spooktacular!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
8060-B BOO! (text)
9057-H Bat garland

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