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CASology #119: Clean and Simple Halloween Card

by May Park-

Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful start to a new week. After a great week of HOME inspiration, we are ready for a new challenge over at CASology! Here is this week’s cue card:

Week 119 - GhostI felt kinda nervous with Halloween quickly approaching since I’ve had a hard time making a Halloween card this year. But when I saw the cue word, I thought it was perfect timing to give it a try. Without further ado, here is what I came up with:

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The idea for this card started with my desire to create a single layer card–the easiest card to send through the mail to my friends. Since I didn’t own any ghost stamps, I used a free clip art image that I found online and printed it out to create a mask. Not the quickest way to get the image, but it sure was fun to peel it off later after inking! Then I chose a girl image from In My Heart stamp set to create a little scene to look like a girl sitting on the ground waiting for a fun Halloween night. Then the cute ghost came to surprise her with all the excitement. Hope you get what scene I wanted to create on my card.

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Actually this was the first card that I made for CASology ghost challenge. But I didn’t like the way it turned out with googly eyes on the ghost. I know it looks okay, but not perfect, right? By the way, I added some shadow on the ground with Copic grey markers, but it’s a shame that my camera failed to catch the awesome details on the ground.

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This is how I made my card. 1)Stamp the girl from In My Heart stamp set by Mama Elephant with Memento Tuxedo black ink. 2)Color the image with Copic markers. 3)Make an outline for a ground using Copic Multiliner. Then create some shadow to the ground with Copic markers W0, N1. 4)Print out a ghost image and then cut it out to create a mask. 5)Cover the mask over the card front. Then apply color using a blending tool and Distress Ink Black Soot. 6)Stamp the sentiment from Just Hello stamp set by Neat&Tangled.

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May Park (It’s me!)
Guest Designer: Lisa
Now it’s your turn to play along. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from Add a Little Dazzle and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will have a very safe and Happy Halloween!

18 Comments

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  2. Mariken

    Love your card, really beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!

    07 . Nov . 2014
  3. Judy1223

    May, that ghost mask was brilliant! What an amazing one-layer Halloween card! (I like it better without the googly eyes but both versions are awesome.) That little girl is about to get her wish for some Halloween adventures, isn’t she? Love that!

    01 . Nov . 2014
  4. Virginia L.

    I love both versions (googly or not)!! Your photo tutorial is always superb! This is no exception! Love the masked ghost with a cute girl. The scene is sort of nightmarish (LOL) and is perfect for Halloween! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

    31 . Oct . 2014
  5. Gillian R

    Love both interpretations of your ghost card, the google eyes def make him look friendlier

    30 . Oct . 2014
  6. wienerhoneymooners

    Sweet May!! A Sweet card…she is thinking of scary things!!!

    29 . Oct . 2014
  7. Monika Reeck

    Hi May…you really a clever cardmaker…
    why??
    cause you used the ghost as the mask
    you fussy cut the Image and using as mask
    I never think about it
    Really cute and clever card…(It must be difficult to make the eyes and mouth or the ghosts and leave it still white …clever May!!! two thumbs up)
    I have no ghost stamp too and I use my white felt to make my ghost LOL..hope you have one or two minutes time to visiting my Ghost card and leave me some love..it always a happiness to get a visit from CASology DT member..big hugs, Monika

    29 . Oct . 2014
  8. alicecarman

    I love it! What great ideas you have in that brain of yours. Please pass on your creative mojo.

    29 . Oct . 2014
  9. Michele

    Totally scary [without googlies], totally cute [with googlies]!

    29 . Oct . 2014
  10. Jen W.

    I love both cards but the first one is my favourite!

    29 . Oct . 2014
  11. Deepti

    You are so very creative 🙂 love ur cards

    28 . Oct . 2014
  12. Lisa

    What a FUN Halloween scene May this is fabulous!

    28 . Oct . 2014
  13. Joyce M.

    This is a really sweet card. Thanks for the tutorial showing how you made this card. And, I do love him with those googlie eyes.

    28 . Oct . 2014
  14. Miriam Prantner

    Ha! These totally make me laugh, those poor little girls!!!

    28 . Oct . 2014
  15. Meghan

    I love how you show with photos how you do your amazing techniques, May! Fun card! Fabulous ghost!

    28 . Oct . 2014
  16. Tracey McNeely

    The black ghost is fun, the little girl is adorable and I love that you made a one layer May!

    28 . Oct . 2014
  17. Ardyth

    Love that your ghost is black not white – he looks much friendlier with his googly eyes!

    28 . Oct . 2014
    • May Park

      Oh, do you like the ghost with googly eyes? Um… I’m glad that I shared both cards!

      28 . Oct . 2014

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