Too Cute to Spook

Hi Krafty Friends! Happy Halloween Eve! Hope everyone is ready for Halloween and the little ghosts, goblins and ghouls that will be out looking for candy tomorrow night. We live in a neighborhood with very few kids so we never get very many Trick or Treaters at our house. The hubby and I have planned a low key night of watching the latest Ghostbusters movie and maybe ordering a pizza.

I’m not really sure where the past 3 months has gone, but between work and my obligations to D2BA I’ve only managed to finish a couple of Halloween cards this year. I feel really sad about that because I really love to make cards for Halloween.

I really need to get on the first of the year bandwagon with my holiday cards so by the time July rolls around I have all my Halloween & Thanksgiving cards done and then start on Christmas in August.  That’s my goal for next year.

At any rate, I wanted to pop in today and share a fun card that I made that was inspired by Nichol Spohr’s card she shared during the Mama Elephant Blog Hop in July featuring the Plushoween Stamp set.  I totally CASed her card.. I couldn’t help it because I fell in love with the cute card she made.

To start, I stamped the door and stairs from the Mama Elephant, Meowy Woofmas set. Unfortunately I wasn’t thinking and I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink which was caused a bit of a boo-boo on my part, which I’ll explain in a bit.

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Next, I used the Brick Stencil from Tim Holtz and sponged Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap and Fired Brick. I didn’t mask the door or stairs; I just lightly sponged the ink around them. For the most part, it didn’t matter too much since I’d be coloring the door and stairway anyway.

To color the door and stairs, I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers and colored straight onto the cardstock. Unfortunately, I realized the error of my ways when I was coloring the door and the Memento ink was bleeding a bit into the door. I should have used an ink like Versafine that would work with water based markers. It ended up not being a big deal as I was able to cover up my mistake fairly well. Glitter brush pens are great for diverting the eye.

Once my door and stairs were colored, I was ready to stamp and color the adorable images from the Plushoween stamp set. This set is too cute because the little rabbit is dressed as the fox and the fox is dressed up as the rabbit to go out trick or treating. They are so cute! I colored each with my Copic markers and used the matching die set to cut out the images. For the fox, I did create a mask so that he would be holding the little pumpkin pail to collect all of his treats.

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I also used the planter from the Merry Woofmas set and masked it off and stamped the carrots so that they’d be popping out of the planter next to the door.

To add some spooky effects, I stamped the spider web and one of the spiders on one side of the door and stamped and die cut another spider and placed him inside a web hanging off of my sentiment which reads, Too Cute to Spook”.

Before I assembled the card, I drew in some grass on either side of my porch to give the scene some added depth.

I added my cute critters and planter with the carrots to the front porch using some dimensional foam.

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The entire scene was added to a black card base and then placed onto an A2 sized card base using some dimensional foam.

I’m glad I was able to finish this card and share it with you. It was a lot of fun to pull this scene together into a card. Hope you’ve enjoyed it and are inspired to run out and create some last minute Halloween cards this evening.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!! 



Happy Halloween from!