Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Humorous Handmade Dog Frankenstein Halloween Card - Witty Halloween Hello



Image of a portion of my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card
Peek at My Handmade Dog Frankenstein Halloween Card
I'm more into the whimsical or humorous Halloween cards. When I browse the cards in a store I always seem to reach for the cute or funny Halloween cards as opposed to the scary and gory ones. So it makes sense that my handmade Halloween cards would lean toward the whimsical and humorous side. The homemade Halloween card I am going to share today falls into that category. I also enjoy spoof movies like "Young Frankenstein" and crazy old music like "Monster Mash". I've also incorporated these two interests into my funny Halloween card. It features a cute little dog dressed up like Frankenstein patiently waiting to accompany his master on their trek for Halloween candy and a dance party afterwards. Behind him is a full moon with a trio of bats profiled in its light. The bats are as scary as this Halloween card gets. The inside message "Got Candy?" in its eerie script is a smile maker.

If you browse through the posts of my other handmade Halloween cards you will see that the majority of them are cute and whimsical with a touch of humor in some form.


Skip photography and challenge list and go directly to the detailed handmade card information.


The World Around Me


As I sit here typing up this post I can hear gentle snoring behind me. Since I have returned home Bingo and Gracie (my two cats) seem to follow me everywhere. It's like I have two shadows wherever I go. While I was taking pictures of some of the cards I have made, Gracie followed me down to my craft area and sat next to a chair full of stuff and began meowing. This was my cue to empty the chair and put her fleece in it so that she could keep me company while I photographed my cards. I captured a couple of pictures of her in the chair.

Photo of my cat Gracie sleeping in a chair.
My Cat Gracie Keeping Me Company

Photo closeup of my cat Gracie sleeping in a chair.
Gracie Patiently Waiting for Me to Complete My Photography

Obviously her fleece is too big for that particular chair, but she stayed there for over an hour keeping me company.


My Love of Papercrafting Challenges


I follow many challenge blogs and my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card reflects the following challenges: 
  • Moving Along with the Times challenge is "in the dark". My card reflects this challenge with its black coloration and its night atmosphere.
  • Pixie Dust Studio challenge is "anything goes". My Frankenstein Dog Halloween card fits this challenge.
  • Crafty Ann's Challenge requires a project inspired by a film and my Frankenstein Dog card used the film "Young Frankenstein" for inspiration. I spoofed Frankenstein with a cute dog imitating Frankenstein.
  • Stamping with the Dragon challenge is "animals". My card has a cute little dog on it.
  • Crazy 4 Challenges is to incorporate a favorite Halloween character. One of my favorite Halloween characters is Frankenstein and the dog on my Halloween card is dressed like Frankenstein.
  • Totally Gorjuss challenge is "anything goes". My Dog Frankenstein Halloween card fits this challenge.
  • The Corrosive Challenge is to create a Halloween project featuring a villain or monster. Frankenstein fits this description and the dog on my card is dressed like Frankenstein and is the focus of my Halloween card.
  • Di's Digi Design Challenge is to use an animal acting like a human. The dog dressed like Frankenstein on my funny Halloween card fits this description.
  • Robyn's Fetish Challenge is "circles". My Frankenstein Dog Halloween card has incorporated several circles in its design.
  • Clear It Out challenge is an anything goes using orange, purple or black as the dominate color. Frankenstein Dog card is predominately black.
  • Oldie But A Goodie Challenge is to create a project inspired by a song and use something at least 6 months old. The quirky song "Monster Mash" was part of the inspiration for my Dog Frankenstein Halloween card and I used black cardstock from my stash that is more than 6 months old.
  • Papertake Weekly Challenge is "all creatures great and small". Frankenstein dog on my handmade Halloween card is a creature.
  • Crafting for all Seasons challenge is "costumes/dressing up". The dog on my Halloween card is dressed up like Frankenstein.
  • The Poodles Parlour theme is Halloween and my Frankenstein Dog is a Halloween card.
  • Just Some Lines challenge is a cute Halloween card. I think the whimsical dog dressed up like Frankenstein on my Halloween card is definitely cute.


Handcrafting My Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card



Card Statistics

  • Final Card Size: 5.5" tall x 4.25" wide
  • Tools: dog stamp, scoring board, paper cutter, scissors, ruler, blending stumps, sponge pieces, computer, circle cutter, bat punch, Cuttlebug machine
  • Materials: cardstock, cover stock, colored pencils, gamsol, spray sealer, inks, adhesive
  • Card can be Purchased in My Polished Moxie Etsy Shop: Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card


Front Panel of My Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card


Image of the front of my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card sitting at a right angle
Front Right - My Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card

To create my Frankenstein Dog Halloween card I stamped the dog image on white cardstock and colored him using gamsol and colored pencils. Once the image was colored, I fussy cut him out and set him aside.

Next I created my card base from red cardstock and scored it at the top to form a tent card that opens vertically from the bottom. I then created my topper and inside panels to affix to my red card base.

For my topper panel I used black cardstock. As a backdrop for my dog image I matted a black cardstock circle with a red cardstock circle. To add some depth I sponged red ink on the black circle and then glued my dog image to it. 

I cut a yellow cardstock circle to represent the moon and sponged it with a darker yellow to add crater like features to it. I affixed the moon to my black panel and then popped on my round dog panel so that it is slightly off the surface. As a finishing touch I popped a trio of bats onto the moon. I attached the completed topper to my red card base.

Here's another picture of my Frankenstein Dog Halloween card from a different angle.

Image of the front of my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card sitting at a left angle
Front Left - My Handmade Dog Frankenstein Halloween Card

In this photo you can see the dimension added by the popped elements. You can also see the sponged red around my dog. The sponging on the moon is not so clear.


Inside Panel of My Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card


Image of the inside of my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card
Inside Panel - My Dog Frankenstein Halloween Card

For the inside panel of my Halloween card I printed "Got Candy?" on white cardstock that I decorated with a yellow cardstock moon in the lower right corner. I also popped a trio of bats on the moon. To finish the panel I matted it with black cardstock and then affixed the completed panel to my red card base.

I also constructed a handmade envelope from heavy cover stock. I stamped the dog image in the lower left corner and colored it using gamsol and colored pencils. I sponged ink around my image and then sprayed it with a matte sealer. The sealer protects the envelope image should it travel through the mail system.


Final Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card and Handmade Envelope Set


Image of my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card and envelope set
My Handmade Dog Frankenstein Halloween Card and Handmade Envelope Set

I smile every time I see this costumed dog. I think he is so cute and is truly the focus for this card.

This card set is available in my Polished Moxie Etsy Shop: Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card.


Card Recipe Specifics for Handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween Card

  • Cardstock: Wausau, Embassy, Recollections, The Paper Company
  • Cover Stock: Staples
  • Stamp: Inkadinkado
  • Punch: Fiskars (bats)
  • Dies: Nestabilities standard circles large and small
  • Inks: Colorbox, Stazon black
  • Prismacolor Pencils: goldenrod, jasmine, canary yellow, apple green, olive green, crimson red, metallic silver
  • Tools: scoring board, paper cutter, scissors, ruler, blending stumps, sponge pieces, computer, Cuttlebug machine
  • Misc Materials: adhesive, spray sealer, gamsol
  • Techniques Used: gamsol, sponging, stamping, die cutting, fussy cutting


So ends another jaunt along my handcrafting card journey with my handmade Frankenstein Dog Halloween card. A unique card for expressing a witty Halloween hello. Thank you for visiting my blog and allowing me to share my handmade Dog Frankenstein Halloween card and photography with you. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon! 

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11 comments:

  1. This is beautiful--love the wonderful colors and the papers you used. Great coloring and design, too........Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!!!

    SOMA
    Just Some Lines (DT)

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  2. Great sentiment and very creative work with your image. I love that you cat's meowing was your cue to empty the chair and put her fleece on it, too funny.
    Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

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  3. Love this card the image of the dog drssed up so cute!! I'll take a splash of panache!!! :D

    Thanks for joining us at

    Stamping Dragon Designs.

    Angela Bonanno
    DT Member

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  4. Really cute! I like the cute, whimsical cards too. Really love that cute image of the doggie in a monster costume! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  5. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

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  6. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  7. Adorable Halloween card with all those bats!

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  8. Fun, fun :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Clear It out Challenges!

    I invite you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:
    http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/10/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-2.html

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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  9. wow great i have read many articles about this topic and everytime i learn something new i dont think it will ever stop always new info , Thanks for all of your hard work! teddy bears for babies

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  10. Franken-dog is adorable and I love the inside sentiment! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Something Wicked"!
    {hugs}
    Regan

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