Saturday, October 26, 2013

Scary Halloween Cards

Hi Dreamers!
Back with two more Scary Halloween Cards!  This set of cards has the addition of some scary critters.  I also used the Memory Box tree die and made backgrounds with Distress inks and stains.  Let's look at card #1 with a spooky Black cat!

Materials for both cards:
Willow Tree Die Cut- Memory Box
Picket Fence Die Cut- A Muse Studios
CS: orange, green, white, kraft
Distress Inks and Stains in browns, blues, and oranges
Stamps: Black Cat and Owl-Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder: Notebook Tim Holtz Texture Fades 


  • Make the card bases from orange and green CS; layer Card #2 with orange CS
  • Make the background by dropping Distress Stains and inks on a craft sheet, spritz with water and press the CS into the inks.
  • Add Rusty Hinge Distress inks to center of background piece and Black Soot on the edges
  • Die Cut Tree from Kraft CS and distress with Vintage Photo ink
  • Die cut fence 
  • Add both die cuts to card
  • Stamp Cat and cut out; add to card

  • Make Background by dry embossing white CS and distressing with orange and yellow Distress inks;Vintage Photo on the edges
  • Die cut tree from White CS and distress with Frayed Burlap Distress ink

  • Add tree to card
  • Stamp owl and cut out; add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add a scary sentiment

A few super fun Challenges for my Scary Halloween cards!!

Simon's Monday: Spooky
Simon's Wednesday: Halloween
365 Cards: stamp for Halloween
Alphabet Challenge: S for Scary
Crafts  4 eternity: Halloween
New Challenge Blog!!! Crafty Hands: anything goes
Cut It Up: Halloween
Left of Center: Halloween
Crafty Creations: Halloween

I have a few more Halloween Cards to share and then I will move on to Thanksgiving for the month of November.  Stayed tuned for all the Fall Fun!!  I have been working on a fabric project--covering a hat box.  I will share photos of that when finished.  I plan to use the hat box to hold table linens in the dining room.   I hope you are having a great weekend.  I hope I can get outside and do a bit of clean up work in the garden.  It is time to put away all the garden ornaments and clay pots.  Getting colder every day here in good old Michigan.  So, see you next time for more Halloween Scariness.  Love ya.


  1. That's one scary tree! I love your card.

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Halloween/Day of the Dead Challenge!


  2. Stunning make,love the background colours...great scaredy cat on the fence,lol...

    Thank you for joining in with our very first challenge over at CraftyHands...x

  3. Beautiful!!! Awesome job!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  4. Love the blended colors. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  5. Karen, these distress ink Halloween cards are a real work of art! Absolutely beautiful; I love them both. I am so happy you linked up at Cut It Up!

  6. What a beautiful spooky card! The creepy tree is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. Wonderful cards Karen, I love the scenes you've created and the embossing looks fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Gorgeous creation! :) I love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


  9. Great creations - that tree alone is spooky looking! :D

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

    ~Michele, DT

  10. What a great scary tree. I love your orange moon behind it.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  11. These are so, so beautiful; the colours work together so well, I love the images. Thank you for joining in the fun at LOC. xxx Keren

  12. What a great creations. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our very first challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (CraftyHands DT)


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