Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Greeting Cards

I made Halloween greeting cards out of these vintage-looking postcards for my friends in my ATC swap group. The greeting cards aren't too fancy, but I thought you might enjoy seeing the postcards. I fell in love with them when I saw them in the store.

Basically, all I did to make the greeting cards was adhere the postcard to a panel and then glue the panel to a blank greeting card. You might remember my post about trying to use glitter to fancy them up-- the card above has a skull border because I had to cover my glitter faux pas. I like how it turned out.

This is my October artist trading card. The theme was "The Witching Hour." It was a learning experience for me. I saw the cutest Halloween stickers at the craft store, but decided to challenge myself to create the ATC from scratch instead of using stickers. (I did buy the bat and cob web cut outs.) The ATCs took a very long time to make and I really don't like the results. Today I decided it's okay to use stickers if that's what makes me happy. While I do want to grow and learn new art techniques, I also want to have fun and feel good about what I create. Plus, I love stickers!

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So, I just realized today is the big reveal for
It's All About Me , the swap where you make something for yourself. I mean I JUST realized this about five seconds ago. I thought the reveal was this coming Saturday and I planned to do a giveaway, too. It's been a hectic week and I got mixed up. I'm too exhausted to take photos of my project and write a new post, so I will just do it on Saturday. Please stop by and check it out!


Theresa said...

Love these sweet cards and even the one you aren't real happy with:) Stickers are OK with me too and I can't wait to see your reveal on Saturday! Have a blessed day!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, those cards are all just darling! I love the little vintage cards!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Those cards are great, Stacy! I wish I had the knack for paper crafts. I just don't have the paper 'gene'.


Hi Stacy,
Did I tell you that I love your new banner...I did notice it awhile ago...just forgot to tell you.
Whatever makes us happy when making the ATC cards works for me.
Off to the thrift stores!!!
Have a great day.
Deb :)

Dogwood said...

Of course, you know I love my Halloween card from you. Sooo cute.

The date for "All About Me" really crept up on me and as you know I really had to rush to get my purse and scarf done. I am sure there will be others who post after today.

Sounds like a very busy week at work. Hopefully you can relax over the weekend and have lots of "Me Time."

Hugs, Cory

Debra said...

Love your header Stacy...beautiful...:) and all yrou atc's are just fab..:)

Suz said...

I agree, those postcards are wonderful..especially the one with the owl.... Wish I had a group to exchange cards with....our group fizzled out years ago. I still make them with one girlfriend...but we keep them....for ourselves....don't know why...we just do.

Rachel said...

I don't know how I missed this post... oh yeah, I was at dance class last night.

I love the vintage Halloween cards, especially the one you sent me because the little dog looks a bit like my Derby!

I think you did a great job of your ATCs, as always. We even got glitter on them!

Have a great weekend. Hope you get to do FUN stuff!

Woollywotnots said...

Wow those cards are gorgeous!