Saturday, October 17, 2015

Handmade Halloween Greeting Card

Making my own greeting cards is something I've been wanting to try my hand at for awhile. I've received so many lovely handmade ones from different artistic friends over the last couple of years and I really cherish them. I appreciate all the effort that went into making them for me.

Front of the card
I recently decided that it was time for me to quit stalling and delve into it too. I signed up for a handmade Halloween greeting card swap, then started my online quest for ideas. Normally, I don't sign up for a swap until I have a clear plan in my head of what I want to create. But not this time.

The base of the card is black cardstock, with the yellow cardstock cut slightly smaller and glued on top. The 'netting' is actually drywall tape painted black. The 'sign' on the front is mounted onto the card with double sided sponge dots to give it dimension. The bat sticker in the top left hand corner was an after-thought. The card did not look 'finished'. I knew it needed something else to complete it. A friend suggested that a single bat might do the trick. She was right.

Inside of the card
The design is relatively simple but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I hope that my partner will be too. *smile*


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Yvonne. As discussed, the bat was the finishing touch the card needed.