I love the colors of purple, green, orange and black for Halloween cards and decorations. This card turned out a lot busier than I would have normally planned, but I was following a sketch that called for a mat of the main card, 2 different papers underneath the image, and a mat of the oval with the image. I had a few papers that were all in the same color scheme, so I went to work cutting them all out. In hindsight, I probably should have gone with solid colors rather than all the patterned papers, but I consider every card a learning process.
The card itself is a DCWV blank black card. I used my Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles to cut out my next layer, adhering it with foam squares after weaving green and orange floss through the left and bottom sides and tying them in a bow to match the sketch. Next, I cut two rectangles with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles. I cut each rectangle in half lengthwise so I could follow the sketch by having 2 different pattern papers under my oval. I adhered both halves with glue tape. Next came the mat layer for my oval, which I cut out with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals and adhered with foam squares.
For the digi stamp, I decided not to color it digitally. I chose some Halloween digital paper and placed the stamp on the paper using my Silhouette Design Studio software. Then I added an oval cut line around it and did a print and cut with my Silhouette Portrait. I colored the image with markers and mounted the oval to the card with more foam squares.
To finish it off, I added a few sequins in the top right corner to match the last detail of the sketch.
Side view of the layers of the card:
Close up of the Gerda Steiner image. I used a light green marker for the hat band and the spider, but it doesn't show up very well in the photos.
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