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.