Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Cards

Thanks to my stamping friends, 
Heidi Wegman, Lynette Stewart and Michael Strong 
for motivating me to make Halloween cards.
How did they do that, you ask?
Heidi sent me Bister samples.
Lynette shared her Sizzix Branch Tree die and wanted to try the Bister.
Michael Strong generously shared his digital cloisonne pumpkin image on his blog.

 Here you can see that I printed Mike's digital pumpkin and colored it with an aqua painter.
Just touch the brush to an ink pad directly, or add some ink to a non-porous surface. I used my craft sheet. The brush picks up color and you "paint" it on the paper. Easy-peasy!

 The pumpkins in the two cards above were cut from left over pieces from our Stampfest. 
The set is Lynette's. I am not sure of the name of it.

When I ran out of die cut trees I cut my own branch trees, 
then dry embossed them with Woodgrain by Sizzix Tim Holtz.

I hope I have not overdone it with too many cards here. 
Wanted to show the various Bister backgrounds.

Sizzix Branch Tree Die
Bister-various colors
 1-3/4 inch circle punch

  Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up!--Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Romance, Wild Wasabi
Distress-- Dried Marigold, Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Black Soot


Carole M. said...

excellent Laura; your Halloween cards have that special spooky look to them too

Hetty said...

Hello Laura, your cards are absolutely wonderful and such a great Halloween atmosphere. All the ingredients come together perfectly: the tree the bistre and the pumpkins! Happy Halloween!

Diane Bouse said...

Very cool, hoping I am on yourmailing list ;÷)

Carolee said...

Awesome! You can never post too many card ideas!

CraftyJo said...

All lovely Laura, very atmospheric indeed ;)