If it weren't for two extra days of crafting in LA last weekend with my dear friend Donna, I'm not sure I would have sent out my Halloween cards this year. . . And, oh the stress I have felt about this! I knew that September and October were going to be two very busy months for me, and I did my best to plan accordingly by having kits made in advance for most of my classes and having my blog posts pre-photographed and drafted. But, I still had this nagging voice in the back of my head that kept haunting me about those darn Halloween cards. Here is just one (of a set of 8 matching cards) that I made in Donna's beautiful LA studio:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Basic Black cardstock. The first matted layer is a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of plaid cardstock from Echo Park. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting dies, I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock. On a 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock, I stamped the spider, web and tree in Memento Tuxedo black ink. I cut the grass using a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock and a grassy border die. The tombstones were heat embossed in white embossing powder on Smoky Slate cardstock. I then fussy cut the tombstones and adhere them to the card with pop dots. I stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink on a thin piece of white cardstock and notched both ends before adhering it to the center of the card with pop dots. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the tombstones for added sparkle.
No, not everyone on my 98-person Christmas card list is going to be getting a card for Halloween, but I tried, and I did the best I could do in the time that I had available. With age and wisdom comes the acceptance that I cannot do it all (nor does anyone expect me too!) My new mantra is "done is better than perfect" and some days I really am okay with that.
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