Three takes on Halloween

The two ATCs below are rare for me, because they’re basically twins. I usually make ATCs unique, but the theme of one swap limited me a little.

These were made for the Crows, Witches or Skeletons ATC swap, and the Halloween ATC swap. The Halloween ATC swap required  “4 “layers” (for example, base, decorative paper, embellishments, inking)”.

Two twins

These are pretty simple: stamped skeleton image on white cardstock, with the edges inked in orange and black.

Skeleton 1

That’s on top of Halloween polka dots with its edges inked in black.

Skeleton 2

I added some holographic stars for a little kick.

This is from Halloween me this…, I think. Maybe if I posted these closer to when I made them, I’d remember what I made them for!

Black Cat

The moon is a mosaic made from magazine clippings. When I stamped the cat, the seams of the mosaic were still visible. I’m not so fond of it, but both Boy and my swap partner like it, so it’s all good. The cat is standing on a ribbon fence. Recognize the stars?

The last is actually for Dia de los Muertos, which is one of my favorite holidays. Clearly, I enjoyed the theme for the Dia de los Muertos ATC swap 🙂

My darling

O hai polka dot paper, haven’t seen you before!

I decorated the free-form skull (proud of that!) with puff paint. I love puff paint: it’s thicker, so it stays in place; it has more colors than most glitter glues; and since it’s not marketed for scrap booking, I don’t spend a lot. Add the fact that my local Joann’s clears out puff paint for ten cents a pop… I am feverishly in love with puff paint.

I used “Querida” (My Darling) for the banner to make it a little more open-ended. Sugar skulls are used to remember the dead, and I didn’t want to offend my partner by using “Mom”, “Dad”, or “Grandma”!

So there you go, three completely different takes on two holidays 🙂

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