Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Wreath

When Tara at EK initially sent me goodies to play with, this was the first idea I had for a Halloween card, it just took me a little while to get to it.  I wanted to show how to use the Wreath of Leaves in a completely different season.

I white embossed the Wreath of Leaves onto a charcoal color cardstock.  Then I stamped the Large Web using Black Soot Distress Ink with a mist of water.  I sponged more Black Soot around the edges moving inward, and wiped off excess ink from the wreath with a baby wipe. I used THIS skull with it's googly eyes (so FUNNY) with ribbon underneath.  The greeting comes from THIS set of 12" spooky borders, just cut it to fit the card.  I cut out the candy corns from THIS paper, and used Cackle Accents for an aged look.

 
I finished the card off by using three colors of Hero Arts gems: Sunshine, Floral and Neutrals mixed accents. 

I hope you're enjoying this little journey through some Halloween fun, I still have a few more ideas to share with you this week.  I'd love to hear your comments!

Enjoy!

25 comments :

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is so fun! I love how you used the wreath in a Halloween theme card. I never would have thought to do that, but it goes perfectly! Fantastic card!

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - amazing card! LOVE the crackle accents -so perfect!

Kathy said...

Oh myyyyyyyyy you are a GENIUS!!!!!!! THIS IS SO amazing!!!!!!!!! Love each and every little detail!!!!!!!! Hugs,kathy

Barbara said...

I knew that wreath would be versatile..gotta get the stamp! Love this spooky card..my 7 year old grandson would love it too!!! Thanks for the great ideas for Halloween. I need to switch from Christmas ideas back to Halloween for a few days.

Lysa said...

EEK! This is so cool! I love it! :)

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Absolutely fantastic halloween card, Shari!!! I love how versatile that wreath stamp is!

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun card!

kath said...

fabulously spooky..love how you used the christmas wreath image and that skull is so cute...hugs kath xxx

JulieHRR said...

Oh, carp! I *knew* I shoulda' bought this one, too!!! CURSES! Now I hafta go shopping again . . . ;)

Jill said...

This is just tooo fun! You are a GENIUS!!!

Agata said...

Gorgeous! I'm not very much "halloween" but this is great and fun! Love the colors!

Merry said...

This has to be the best Halloween card I have seen. Love the wreath and what a wonderful idea to add the googly eyes.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is waaaayyy cool to use that wreath for a Halloween card...love it!

Barb said...

What a fun card, Shari! I love the way you've used the wreath for Halloween! Fabulous crackle effect on the candy corn. . . .(wouldn't let my kids eat those!) That skull is a riot!

Simone said...

This is so fun Shari!! LOVE the way you used the wreath for a halloween card - its perfect! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Totally brilliant card Shari, you are just so clever! Jo x

Nancy Wethington said...

This card is fabulous and what a great way to use a wreath. Love it!

Joy said...

Oh WOW! Shari, how fun is the card, damn girl you are creative...loving your work as always, you are on a roll...keep it all coming. Hugs!

Brenda said...

Ha, ha! What an awesome card! Love the skull and the spider web in the background! Such a clever way of using that wreath!

Anne said...

Wow Shari you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I just love how you made the wreath of candycorn (looks fabulius with the crackle accents) and that spookey skull is just too fun!! Loving all of your fun Halloween cards :) Keep them coming!

Kelly said...

just so clever!

Cardcrafter said...

How clever is this! I love this fun look, and what a surprise to use a "Christmas" stamp! Thank you so much for this bit of fun!

Alice Wertz said...

you are so clever, Shari! love the candy corns on the wreath. and the details are amazing. fabulous card!

Libby Hickson said...

I love this so much Shari!! You smart smart lady!

Jana said...

OK, this is ridiculous! A masterpiece