Tuesday 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween

Hi Crafters,

are you ready for tonight? 

I thought this Halloween would be especially cool for us, since it is a bank holiday in Germany this year. But actually this has caused a lot of families, to make other Halloween plans. Therefore our own party will be a lot smaller than it was in the past years, as so many kids are not coming. 

But we decided to have fun anyway. So, here is out invitation this year.

Since I don't write Halloween cards to friends (Halloween is not that kind of holiday in Germany), I always try to refrain from buying any Halloween stamp sets. With the result that I have to make do without them for the Halloween invitations. 

This year I was feeling particularly uncreative, until I came up with the idea to use creepy nighttime trees as a backdrop. From there it all was so easy. 

I didn't have any light purple card stock, so I printed the invitations on white card stock, making sure that I got the spacing just right, so I could cut two card bases from each sheet of paper. Then I sponged on some lilac ink around the edges. I also sponged some additional card stock strips with the same ink, to back the sentiment strips with later on.

I embossed black card panels with a tree silhouette embossing folder and enhanced the pattern with white pigment ink. Then I adhered three sets of differently sized googly eyes. 

For the sentiment I picked a creepy-cute spider's web font and printed "invitation" on orange card stock and cut it to uneven strips. Those I backed with the extra lilac card strips I had prepared. 

Last I assembled it all and printed the names on the envelopes with the same font.

Now, go ahead and get creepy!


Always Fun Stamping: #30 Halloween
Night Shift Stamping: Bäume 
Stempelküche: #81 des Nachts/Night Time
Simon says stamp: Anything goes
 Shopping our Stash: #327 Halloween


  1. Well Ela, this is simply awesome, you didn't need any Halloween stamps to create a spooky and scary card, I mean, those trees look just fabulous in the background and are a perfect scenario for your googly eyed creatures hiding among them.
    Very creative, thank you for sharing this card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play along again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

    1. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I love, love the spider web sentiment, fabulous!!
      Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Fantastic invitation!
    Love the spooky trees and eyes!
    Thanks for getting all Halloweenie with the shopping our stash crew!

  3. What a great Halloween card, love the googly eyes.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Fun card! Thanks for sharing at Always Fun Chs.
    Janis, Design Team

  5. Such a clever design. I love the googly eyes in between the trees. The perfect invitation for a Halloween party. Thank you for joining the Stempelküche-Challenge. :)


  6. such a funny card!Thanks for joining us at Stempelküche-challenge!Hugs,Beate