Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vampire, Bats, and Blood Halloween Card Take II

I enjoyed making my previous vampire card so much that I thought I'd make another with a similar "bloody" theme, but in a different design.  Also, I had found another entry in my crafting journal that I thought would make a great vampire Halloween card sentiment.  The phrase lends itself to dripping blood and vampires, plus vampires inspire bats.  Therefore, another bloody vampire and bats Halloween card.

Since I already knew what stamp I was going to use, my first step was to find a piece of scrapbook paper for inspiration.  I found what I was looking for in a multi-colored circular patterned paper in shades of rust, tan, and green.  Coloration for the remainder of the card and image is based on this patterned paper.

The Making of Another "Bloody" Vampire and Bats Halloween Card

Card Statistics

Card Front

Picture of the front of the vampire Halloween card

 Hunter green cardstock was cut and scored to create the base card.  The card front was layered with a piece of the patterned paper that had rust ribbon adhered to it.

The vampire was stamped onto white cardstock and colored using Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I sponged ink around the vampire to create the background.  The completed image is matted with hunter green and rust cardstocks.  I punched the lower border of the rust cardstock to resemble dripping blood.  The matted image is positioned on the card front.

A flying bat is punched from black cardstock and placed at the corner of the image.  The final touch is a rust colored bow attached to the ribbon below the image to add a little dimension to the card.

Angle View of Card Front to Show Dimension

Picture of card set at an angle to show dimension on front of card

As you can see, the only true dimension to the card is the bow.

I also decorated the inside of the card.

Card Inside

Picture of inside card

White cardstock was printed with the sentiment "Eat, Drink, and be Scary!"  This panel is adorned with a strip of the patterned paper from which rust cardstock punched to resemble dripping blood flows from beneath it.  A couple of flying bats punched from black cardstock are added to complete the look.  This sentiment panel was adhered to the inside of the card base.

I completed the card by placing my logo on the back.

An envelope made from scratch out of heavy cover stock was decorated to reflect the card.  Dripping blood is stenciled along the bottom of the envelope.  I accomplished this effect by sponging red ink along a straight edge to create a red ink strip 0.75" high across the bottom of the envelope.  I then used a piece of cardstock punched with the dripping blood border to cover up the top portion of the red ink strip and sponged black ink over the uncovered portion.  Two flying bats were stenciled in black up the left side of the envelope using cardstock with a bat punched out as a stencil.

Final Card and Envelope

Picture of the vampire card and its coordinating envelope

My husband's thoughts on the card: "Very nice."  Well, if nothing else, at least he's consistent.

You can purchase this card in my Etsy shop: Another Bloody Vampire and Bats Halloween Card.

Tidbit of wisdom from the experience: A different ribbon doesn't change the outcome.  Cat paws due for a manicure draw blood.

Card Recipe Specifics

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1 comment:

  1. Another awesome Halloween card! Love your blending with the Prismacolor pencils.


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