Monday, October 28, 2019

Artbooking Halloween Card

Since both of our girls are in college, I wanted to send them something special in the mail for Halloween.  I decided to use the CTMH/Cricut Artbooking cartridge to make a haunted house "card" even though the Cricut idea is to make a mini book.
I cut all of these pieces at 4.25" so that they would easily fit in a card envelope.  I had originally planned on using the Saffron bat cutout behind the black haunted house cut, but you really couldn't see the bats.  I decided to cut a Saffron background for the haunted house cut and then a Charcoal background for the Saffron bats cut out.  (Hopefully that makes sense!)

I attempted to sponge a sunset on the Saffron background so that the windows would seem lit up and the background would be the setting sun.  I sponged Saffron, Paprika, and Sangria inks on the background.  I used a scrap of Hawthorn Sage herringbone B&T for the door.  I added gold Stickles to mimic candles in the windows, and used a white epoxy gem for the "full moon."  I bound the card together with thin white & gold ribbon.

On the inside of my card, I used a retired Halloween stamp set for the bats and the "Happy Halloween" sentiment (stamped in Sangria and again in Charcoal to fussy cut the bat after cutting out the circle with my Thin Cuts).

Hopefully the girls will like their Halloween surprise!  I am featuring this card on the Heart2Heart "Anything Goes" challenge and entering the Color Dare #366 Hawthorn Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (Sangria, Charcoal, & Saffron), the Double Trouble #41 Batty Challenge, and the Crafting Happiness #20 Halloween challenges.

12 comments:

  1. What a cute card! Love your color choice. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare. Please join us again!

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to have a little time to play.

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  2. What a fantastic card and nice choice of colors for both the Color Dare and our Batty Color Challenge...and you also met the requirement for Crafty Happiness, so pop on by here and enter your card there (post can be found on DTC blog). Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Color Dare.

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    1. Thank you so much for the heads up! I will go join them too.

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  3. Cute! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Crafting Happiness Challenge. Did you know you can see upcoming challenge themes in the sidebar? Check it out! Hope you'll share more of your projects.
    Janis
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  4. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Heart2Heart. Please come back this week and join us for another challenge. I can't wait to see what you create!💙☕Miss.Carrie

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  5. Great shaped card, Haley! Your background works beautifully. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #41.

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  6. It's always fun to get some versatility out of our cartridges. Thanks for playing along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

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  7. What a great way to make a card using the Artbooking cartridge. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. Hope you can join us again soon.

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  8. Thank you to the Color My Heart Color Dare for selecting my card as the Ruby winner!

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