Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Cards and Tags

If you were to walk into my craft room right now you would know without a doubt that there has been a mad woman creating in there.

I mean a woman creating like mad...

This first card is one of my favorites. Of course I got to use one of my Tim Holtz Dies, but besides that I love the overall spooky look of the skeleton going for the keys. 

I used distress embossing powder around the edges of the card to match the color of the cage. The cage has been painted with crackle paint and then various inks have been added to grunge it out even more. 

This close up gives you a better view of the cage. I added a spider web and little spider brad to the front and the brads at the bottom have been inked and hammered to coordinate with the overall look.

This tag has been dyed with various distress inks to create the background, along with some printed dictionary paper.

I added a frame to the picture of this man...

Whom with a little turn of the tag turns into a spooky image. I love these stickers by Recollections. I also added crackle to the frame which you can see real well here.

The library card holder at the bottom of the tag says, "BOO!". It took quite a bit of alcohol inking to get this gold tag to look like this.

I couldn't let the legs to my skeleton from the caged card go to waste so I used them here on this fun Halloween Card.

I added a Halloween themed journal tag to the front and wrapped the remainder to the back of the card. A black border with orange gems was also added.

Here you have a close up of the legs along with a witch's hat, spell book and whatever the skeleton may be drinking... By the way the hat is tipped I am guessing it is not alcohol free.

A close up of the sentiment.

Now here is what I consider a pretty card as far as Halloween is concerned. The Halloween Banner is a 3 dimensional sticker by Anna Griffen. A matter a fact, all of the elements on this card come from her collection.

The background paper reminds me of a wallpaper you might find in a haunted house, with some shimmer added. The bats are both completely coated with black glitter and are 3 dimensional to.

This next tag is my Haunted House Tag. There is actually a card that goes with this but you will see it tomorrow.

The background was created by using distress inks. The haunted house and the tree were both part of a grunge board kit that I bought quite some time ago. I painted both with dabber paints and then painted the house with crackle paint. After the house dried I added more paint until I finally got the look I wanted.

You can see the house a lot better in this close up. Lots of other little figures and stickers were added here and there for fun.

This square card was made by first adding the spider web paper and then the black paper over it. I used a distress tool to roughen up the circles edge and then rolled it back a little.

Then I simply placed a 3 dimensional spider that I coated with glaze on top. In this close up you can see that the spider web paper has a glittery shimmer to it. All of the elements except for the round sentiment sticker are from the Anna Griffen Collection.

I told you I have been busy.

Until Next Time... Take Care!


  1. Oh I love them ALL but I think my favorite favorite is the one with the "Haunted House" background paper!

  2. You have been busy and the results are spooktacular!!! I especially like the flip portrait!

  3. These are "over the top" awesome, Sherry!!! Wow!!! You should be designing for some big store!

  4. Holy smokes, Sherry! These are totally awesome!

  5. Sherry that is great work! You are very talented and I second what Cindy said.

  6. Hi Sherry, I just saw your comment on Yvonnes blog. You asked about the challenge. Nope its not just digital. any form of art is welcome.
    I love your halloween pieces they are gorgeous and you are a clever crafter
    hugs June
    (dezinaworld )

  7. Hey Sherry,
    You sure have been busy! I really like the Boo tag..I'm loving the crackle paint you use. I feel silly, but I have no idea what distressed ink is?? Whatever, it is cool.
    Thanks for posting about my giveaway!
    PS I re-read my "quote" and you're right..I kind of sounded profound! Well, maybe just a bit wiser for the wear??
    Take care.

  8. Oh, I love all your Halloween creations, especially the legs looking out of the witch's hat.

  9. speechless wow is all I can say. hugs

  10. Hi,
    This is my first time visiting. I came over from Cindy's blog. My favorite is the skeleton reaching for the key. You do lovely work! I have just started scrapping and doing collage. I'm joining your followers.
    xo, Karen

  11. oh wow hun tell you such an amazing talent you have these really are all stunning,the colurs the designs,the detail wow hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  12. Wow, you have been very busy...Those are all great...I think my fav is either boo or haunted house, I guess haunted house. They are great. L:)

  13. Oh my, you really are creating like mad. It's gorgeous! I especially like the skeleton in the cage, fishing for those keys. It had a lot of humor in it - something I really love!! Wonderful ideas!


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