Monday, October 19, 2020

Halloween Jack O'Lanterns

It's time to get my Halloween cards together. I only make two cards each year, one for each of my grand-nephews, Oliver and Carpenter. They live in another state and are always so excited to receive snail mail. I have used one of the cards for this challenge.

Several challenges inspired this card. The first, Double Trouble #69, is a biweekly challenge. This time, we have been given a color board to use for guidance along with a twist to exclude using bats. In addition, the challenge is partnering with The Paper Girls Halloween Challenge #210.

Halloween Theme

Use at least three bat colors from the Double Trouble clipart below. I used orange, purple, and green.

In addition, inspiration came from the weekly sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #391 so am submitting my card there.

Onto a black card base, I adhered a panel of green cardstock cut with a die followed by a panel of patterned paper. Next, I die-cut the banner and matted it with black cardstock, adhering it with foam tape. The sentiment was die-cut and adhered to a white oval surrounded by a green die-cut oval ring. The pumpkins were fussy cut from patterned paper, touched up with Glossy Accents, and adhered with foam tape. The inside of the card was lined with a white panel and decorated with more fussy cut pumpkins.

I hope you will give all three challenges a try:
    Double Trouble #69 (Fall Colors)
    The Paper Girls #210  (Halloween)
    Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #391 (sketch)

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black & Old Olive
Patterned Paper: CTMH "Got Candy" Collection
Dies: Whimsy (Zigzag Rectangles) & Tutti (Cross-stitch Ovals); Elizabeth Craft (Word "Boo" from the set "Ghosts")
Misc.: Glossy Accents & foam tape


  1. I love that BOO image with the eyes... such a great Halloween card :)

  2. Such a cute card! Love the little jack-o-lanterns and your sentiment is perfect! :)

  3. Great interpretation of the sketch and love the combination of colors and the frame you used. You didn't scare me with your Boo!

  4. What a fun and colorful Halloween card! Thank you for joining us at AHSC this week.

  5. I really love that sketch and what you did with it! Your card turned out so so cute :)

  6. What a fun card! You've captured every element of the sketch perfectly! Love the zig zag edges and the inside peek too! Thank you for sharing with AHSC.

  7. Melanie, very nice use of the sketch, and I love that BOO die cut!

  8. Fabulous Halloween card, Melanie! You did a great job of interpreting the sketch with seasonal elements. I really like your glossy accented pumpkins too! Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at AHSC.
    :) Marie