Monday, October 21, 2013

Spooky Haunted House with Scary Tree--- Halloween Card!!

Hi Dreamers,
Really starting to seem like Fall here in Michigan, USA.  Cooler temps and rain today.  The Leaves are changing colors and making a lovely show!  I finished up the Halloween cards!  I will be sharing two of them today and the others will be posted throughout the next two weeks until Halloween.  Lots of time left to make a few cards to send out.  To create my creepy cards, I used stamps, a die cut tree,  and lots of Distress inks.

Card #1

Stamps: Haunted House-Stampin' Up; Bats -A Muse
Die: Willow Tree -Memory Box
CS: White, Kraft, Yellow, Orange, Gray, Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up
Black ink
Distress inks: Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge
Copic Markers


  • Make a card base from yellow CS (card 1) and Orange CS (card 2)
  • Layer with Orange(card 1)/Gray (card 2)
  • Stamp the Haunted house with black ink
  • Color the moon and windows with Copic Markers

  • Color the background with the Distress inks and glue to card base
  • Die cut trees from white and Kraft CS
  • Distress trees with Distress inks
  • Add white tree to card #1
  • Stamp Bats

Card #2

  • On the second card, I thought I wanted the tree cut from Kraft CS.  But, I thought it did not stand out enough.  I layered a second white tree over the Kraft tree letting the Kraft tree show slightly.
  • I also added Rusty Hinge to the background on this card--wanted to make the moon look like it was glowing.  

*******A few fun challenges for my Spooky House Halloween Cards:
Dream Valley: Halloween
Pile it On: Halloween
2 Sisters: colors of Halloween
Crafty calendar: Halloween

Well, I guess that is it for me today.  Stayed tuned for more Halloween fun!!!  Hope you are having a great day.  Love ya.


  1. Hi Karen.........WOW Your card is amazing x

  2. Fabulous Halloween cards, great images and that tree looks really spooky!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  3. very fun cards love Halloween and you did a great job

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your great spooky card with us at FSC, love the scene you've created..Esther xx

  5. These are fabulous!! I love the spooky tree and house and the inking is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. Spooktacular cards!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  7. What a fantastic card! I love how you put the tree in the foreground so that it's this creepy-cool presence looming toward the haunted house! Very clever juxtaposition of elements and I simply adore the whimsical yet sophisticated feel you created. I feel very inspired, so thank you for sharing this with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  8. Karen...your Halloween card is really awesome. I love the design and the professional way you've created it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  9. FABULOUS Halloween Card!!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  10. This is a fabulous Halloween card, a very spooky tree, that's for sure, and spooky bats too.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo x

  11. What a fabulously spooky card! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  12. Fabulous design work! Love all the images you chose. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!


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