Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fast and Easy Halloween Cards with Glitz Design

Hi again dear friends!! It's time for another Glitz Design post!!  I don't know about you, but I have a few  Glitz Design patterned paper scraps that need to be used up.  This month's challenge is to make Halloween goodies and I want to take the challenge a step further and encourage you to use your scraps!

In my first card for today I found some of my favorite Afternoon Muse and Laced with Grace papers and made a sweet little Jack O Lantern with them:
I die cut the pumpkin sections and cut around the edge of the negative image.  I layered the negative image over the Afternoon Muse Polka paper and I love how it looks!  Polka Dot pumpkins totally make me smile!!  I adhered the eyes and mouth with dimensional adhesive to give his face a little pop!  I used some leaf stamps and a Tim Holtz Bird stamp to add some dimension and variety to the card!! Don't you just love the music notes on the bird?  Sigh....so perfect!!
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Afternoon Music Polka Patterned Paper
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Polka Patterned Paper
Other Supplies:  PTI Rustic Cream and True Black Cardstock; PTI Leaf Prints Stamps; PTI On the Farm Stamps; Tim Holtz Artful Flight Stamps; PTI Orange Zest Ribbon

In the next card I used an acrylic card base.  I love creating layers with acrylic card bases!!  The dimension you can achieve is absolutely amazing!!
I layered a rustic cream panel on top of a black panel and adhered the layered panels to the inside of the card.  I cut a slightly smaller Vintage Blue Floral Panel and adhered a circle punched from Dance in Sunshine Polka paper, stamped the sentiment, and adhered them to the inside of the card front along with a scary punched fence and pumpkin.  The layered effect is fabulous!!!

On the face of the card I adhered a die cut tree, a bird and pumpkin that were painted with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I added a bow just for fun.  Such a quick and easy card and so very effective!!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Dance In Sunshine Polka Patterned Paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Floral Patterned Paper
Glitz Design Love Games Polka Paper
Other Supplies: Clear Acrylic; Tim Holtz Branch Tree; Tim Holtz Artful Flight Stamps; PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers Stamps; Prickley Pear Leaf die; Martha Stewart Fence Punch; PTI Rustic Cream and True Black Paper; PTI Simply Chartreuse Felt;

I hope I've encouraged you to get creative with your card scraps.  Mix and Match them and have some fun!!!

Wishing you a Glitzy Day,


danni reid. said...

completely awesome kristii, love these!

Lea L. said...

These are just so cute, Kristii! Love them!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, that pumpkin one is SO lovely... I love how you layered the patterns, and piled on the leaves. I've never done an acetate base, but it looks so cool!!

Melissa said...

Kristii, that is THE cutest pumpkin I have seen! :) Thanks for the smile! Been a while since I've visited, but so glad I did! Your work is always such an inspiration!!