Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Fun with Spooky projects

Hi Dreamers!
Hope you are having a great weekend!  I have been working on Halloween cards recently.  And, as Halloween is fast approaching, I thought I had better get them posted.  So, it will be Halloween for the next few posts.  I may throw in something not Halloween now and then too---just so you don't get bored.  LOL

The two projects shown today, use  stamps from Technique Junkies.  Technique Junkies acquired Stamp Camp Stamps recently and has added lots of new designs too.  You can also pick up their stamps at the large stamping shows around the country (like the Heirloom shows).

First a spooky Tag:

Materials List:
Stamps: Pumpkin Heads with Sentiment, Wrought Iron Panel all from Technique Junkies/Stamp Camp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie - Stampin' Up; Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black - Memento
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed 
Copic Markers
Fence Die Cut- A Muse Studios
Satin ribbons


  • Make a tag from white CS
  • Stamp the Wrought Iron with Pumpkin Pie ink several times
  • Stamp the Pumpkin Heads with Rich Cocoa (stamp a few extra pumpkin heads to cut and use as embellishments)
  • Create a mask for the pumpkins and Distress the tag with distress inks
  • Color the pumpkins with Copic Markers
  • Stamp the sentiment with black ink
  • Add the ribbons

A even spookier card:

Materials List:
Stamps: Pumpkin Heads with Sentiment, Wrought Iron Panel all from Technique Junkies/Stamp Camp
CS: Cream, orange, glossy black
Ink: Stazon Black
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade
Pigment Markers - Vellum Writers from Zig
Spellbinders Die Cut
Label Punch - Stampin' Up
Fall Leaves Embossing Folder - Darice
Sheer ribbon
Crazy Mesh - Wyla 


  • Make a card form glossy black CS
  • Dry emboss a piece of orange CS and highlight the embossing with distress ink
  • Die cut the opening in the embossed orange CS
  • Stamp the Pumpkin heads on vellum with Stazon ink
  • Color with pigment markers

  • Place a piece of the Crazy Mesh  and the stamped velum behind the opening in the orange CS
  • Add to the card base
  • Stamp the sentiment and punch out
  • Tie a bow in ribbon and add a piece of the mest

Fun projects for the little goblins in your life!  LOL......
Entered in the following fun challenges:
Allsorts: embossing
My Time To Craft: tag it
Open Minded Crafting: pumpkins and Jack-0-lanterns
Vintage Journey: to die for
Fussy and Fancy: orange and black

Be back tomorrow with a new Love to Scrap Challenge and more Halloween fun!!  See you then!!  Love ya


  1. The image you used really is very spooky indeed! I love your Halloween colours and the cute little fence on the tag. Thanks so much for joining in our Halloween - To Die For Challenge at A Vintage Journey! Anne x

  2. What wonderful colours on your gorgeous Halloween projects! Thanks for joining in at My Time To Craft 'Tag It!' Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  3. Great inking and stamping Karen.

    Thank so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    In case you didn’t know, we have some great candy to be won at our sister challenge here

    B x

  4. Lovely tag and card - so spooky.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Embossing' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  5. Both of these are fantastic - love that creepy image! Thank you for joining in The Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Fussy & Fancy DT

  6. Wonderful tags, love the pumpkin heads, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  7. A lovely tag and card for Halloween! that sentiment is great - as well as the threads of gold on your card! thanks for playing with A Vintage Journey Challenge!

  8. Fabulous card and tag, love the pumpkin heads.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  9. What spooky little stamps. Great textures, layouts and bright shades of colour. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

  10. Thank you so much for participating in our embossing challenge at Allsorts this week!

  11. These are both fantastic!! LOVE the tag.. the papers are great!! Love the card too.. I want that ribbon!! :o It is fantastic!! Awesome creations!! Love them!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  12. What spooky images, and how well you have used them, your tag is brilliant. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog...good luck. Jo. X


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