Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monster Halloween

Grab a few punches and a pair of good scissors and you are on your way to making this Monster of a Halloween card. 

I started with a card base of Whisper White cardstock, and a layer of Basic Black.  For the monster's face I used Old Olive cardstock, and Lavendar Lace Cardstock (retired) for his hair.  To make the bangs I just cut irregular shaped triangles all the way across.   For the eyes I punched two Old Olive circles and two Whisper White circles with the 3/4" circle punch.  I cut the Whisper White circles in half and placed them over the Old Olive Circles.  Next I used the 1/2" Circle Punch for the black circles in the center of the eyes. The punch for his nose is the 1 3/8" Oval, and Word Window punch was used for the nose.  I took the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to add the lines to the eyes and mouth.  The only stamp used was the Spooky stamped in the corner.

I got the idea for this from my Upline Maureen Stivala when she did a workshop for me last year before I became a demonstrator.  We made a similar face for treat bags, and I just modified it into a card.  So if you don't have a lot of Halloween stamps, just get creative with some punches and scissors and see what you can come up with too. 

Check back tomorrow to see the Owl punch turned into a Ghost!

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #100702, Basic Black #121045, Lavender Lace (retired)
Ink:  Basic Black #101179
Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool #118738 wood mount or #120600 clear mount
Punches:  Word Window #119857, 1 3/8" Oval #119863, 3/4" Circle #119873, 1/2" Circle 119869
Embellishment:  uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021
Accessories:  Paper Snips #103579


Andrea said...

I'm following you from SC, what a great card!!


Dawn said...

Love your Monster!
Now following you from SC. You can find me at http://dawningdesigns.blogspot.com/