Saturday, October 25, 2014

FRANK 'N' BAT


For my little granddaughter Stella's Halloween card this year, I pulled out an oldie-but-goodie stamp set, Googly Ghouls. Almost seven years old, Stella's  mommy has been reading the Harry Potter series to her at bedtime. I think they may be in Volume 5, so they've been at it for quite some time. I thought that with her newly-found macabre side, Stella may enjoy a card starring Frankenstein and his buddy, Bat.

Of course, since the set was designed this way, and to add to the sense of fun, I added googly eyes to Frank, Bat and the BOO sentiment. 


I do think that what helps this card to succeed is the use of the various Framelits surrounding Frank 'n' Bat. I used the Ovals Collection, the Apothecary Accents, and the Word Bubbles. 

To continue with the dotted theme of the Designer Series Paper in the background, I added 1/2" black dots topped by off-center 1/4" dots in the orange, green and purple. A smaller version of the dots adds a bit more flavor to the top and bottom of the label on which the white oval sits. 

I have to be honest in admitting that before I added the larger dots, I thought the card was fairly "blah". I think the dots added some whimsy and a feeling of being a bit more offbeat. Do you agree that they helped?


Are you having lots of fun creating Halloween cards? Or maybe you don't do anything special for this spooky day? I usually don't get too caught up in the Halloween thing, but this year, the Halloween greetings just keep flowing out of me. 

Spooky
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. Your granddaughter is going to love the card. Yes, the larger dots added a certain 'bounce' to it. Funny that I myself have been laboring over the mat for folded Christmas trees on cards. Poor hubby, he catches the brunt of my decisions, decisions, decisions.

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  2. That is a cute card. I even have everything to CASE it. I don't celebrate Halloween much. Not many kids live here so I don't decorate anymore.

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  3. HA! This is so cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. Well that is the cutest think I have seen today!!! Thanks for stopping by to linkup, Happy Halloween!!!

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