Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Fun with the Ghastlie Gang

Hi everyone!
More Halloween spooky fun with Blockheads' Ghastlie Gang Stamps.  Today, I have three cards.  Hopefully this will help you to get going on your own Halloween cards.  Here is a look at the stamp set.  How fun!  These images are just great for Halloween cards.

Ghastlie Gang Stamp Set (Blockheads)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Copic Markers or Marvy Alcohol ink Markers
White CS suitable for use with Copics
Distress Inks (Ranger)
   Spiced Marmalade
   Rusty Hinge
   Stormy Sky
   Black Soot
   Victorian Velvet
Embossing Folders
   Dot Matrix (Tim Holtz)
   D'vine Swirls (Cuttlebug)
   Wonky Rectangles
   Standard Circles Small
DP with Halloween theme
CS: Orange, Dark Green, Black, Yellow

 The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I dry embossed half of the piece of CS.  Distress inks  (Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky, Black Soot) were used to distress the Cs.  Here is a close up.  Pretty Ghastlie huh?  Do you like his yellow teeth?

For Card number two, the image  was stamped with Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The image was cut with a Spellbinders die and layered with orange CS.  I cut the candy corn, pumpkin, and Boo from some Halloween DP.  And layered on a piece of DP, Dark green CS onto a yellow card base.

And, here a few close ups.

And, card number three is made in the same way.  In this card I used the embossing folder and a Spellbinders die.

Ain't she sweet??  The dry embossing was distressed with Rusty Hinge and Soot black.  The image was distressed with Victorian Velvet, Stormy Sky, and Black Soot.   Trick or Treat was cut from the Halloween DP.  To place the sentiment on the top of the card, I glued it to a longer piece of Black CS matching the top and side edges exactly.  The lower portion of the black CS is glued to the inside of the card front.

Well, I have to say, I had a blast making these cards.  The images are just so fun.

My Ghastlie Gang Halloween Cards are entered in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Dies or punches.

My trip to Florida was very fun!  I got in lots of quality stamping time.  I will share some of the projects and some pictures later on in the week.  I feel pretty refreshed and ready to take on the world.  Well, a small part of the world anyways. LOL   Hope you are having a great day.  Love ya.


  1. Hi karen, your creations are fabulous great images and colours used just amazing:) Sandra H

  2. Glad you had a great trip! Love your fun cards....these characters so remind me of Rugrats (my kids used to watch that show!)

  3. Wow, great cards. Those are really cute images in a sort of goofy way. Great coloring!
    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
    xoxo, Christine

  4. Karen! Great use of color and I love the inset backgrounds behind the kids. These are great Halloween cards. Thank you for sharing!

  5. How creative and what fun for kids!!!


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