…and sick…but no matter!
So I wanted to make a card for a boy, which meant no flowers, buttons, or ribbons…but since Halloween is coming up, I thought, why not a Halloween card for a boy! So here’s my effort…
For this card I started with a kraft cardstock base and added gesso, then black and gold Tattered Angels spray mist. Then I cut strips of patterned paper (the dark green with monsters is something I’ve had forever! Might even be from when I first started scrapbooking!) and distressed the edges and inked them in black pigment ink, and finally crinkled. I pushed brushed metal brads (also from my stash and quite a few years old) on the ends and adhered the strips to look like a boarded up window.
Next, I took a piece of cardboard and ripped pieces off of one side, then added gesso and black pigment ink to give it a weathered look. I adhered the cardboard piece onto patterned paper with orange jewelry cord (something else I’ve had for a few years, and I’ve got other colors too) wrapped around it like rope. I also added toothpicks to make it look like a sign. Onto the front I added three die-cut Halloween sentiments (I finally cut into a sheet of die-cut Halloween sentiments, and there’s more where those came from!).
I like the beaten up, haunted house look to it. I figure it’s a good card for a boy, just spooky enough, and rough and tumble.
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