Every year, as the season changes from long lazy summer to golden fall, I can’t help but smile to myself when I see the leaves changing colors. Fall really is an amazing time, and the anticipation of Halloween (and all of the fun things associated with it) makes it that much better. Whenever I have a bit of time, I try to make a handmade card or two. I’ll head over to a craft store to pick up a few new items, which never fails to set my creative ambitions on the right path.
Black textured felt
Hot glue gun
Tape, Glue, Scissors
Candy corn sticker
Pumpkin paper punch
Embossing gun, powder, stamp pad
Rubber letter stamps
I kicked off the project by using a few scraps of textured black felt leftover from my brother’s project (he’s working on making a felt koala… hm, I’ll post a picture when he finishes). I used a silver Sharpie Pen to trace the outline for a crooked witches hat. For the band, I took some orange ribbon and secured it with hot glue. The hat was completed with the addition of a gold jewel right in the center.
I dug through my supplies and came across pumpkin stamp I had completely forgotten about… nice! I tore up pieces of scrapbooking paper as the background and secured everything with double sided tape and a glue stick. Of course, all of my embossing supplies came out (gold powder for the win) and I embossed the two letters I wanted to highlight on the card– D & W. For more information on embossing see this post.
I mounted the embossed letters on foam tape, making the letters stand out and pop up. Adding 3-D elements adds easy “wow” factor to any homemade card. I knew I wanted to go with a witch-related poem and inevitably had to go with this famous piece from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
How’s that to get you into the spooky Hallowen spirit?