Spooky, Sparkly Halloween Card

I’ll admit it.  I’m afraid of the dark.  So when the task at hand this week was to create a spooky card for Laurie’s theme challenge, a night time scene with ghostly trees, a full moon, and graveyard fences came to mind.  But of course, I had to add sparkle.  I hope you enjoy this spooky, sparkly Halloween card! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

spooky sparkly Halloween card
This week, Laurie has the perfect theme challenge for us:  Spooky! I can’t wait to see what frights and delights await us in the gallery.  So grab those stamps, papers, and inks, and get your “Boo” on!

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spooky sparkly Halloween card
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Once again, I have a designed a card with minimal stamping – only the sentiment is stamped.  Boy, was this a super fun card to create!  The background is actually Misty Moonlight paper from the Beauty of the Earth collection.  I used a blending brush to darken it slightly with Night of Navy ink, and added a glittery October moon.  Black Glitter paper takes center stage, with all the trees and fences die cut from it.  I used the Inspiring Canopy dies and the Frightful Tags dies to set the spooky, sparkly backdrop for my fussy cut ghosts and jack-o-lantern. And don’t forget the disembodied cat head with Champagne rhinestone eyes, hiding among the branches, Cheshire Cat style.  It was the “purr-fect”  spooky touch!

spooky sparkly Halloween card

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I am so happy to report that Muffy is still with us.  Although we use an assist strap or her wheelchair outside on our walks, she is in great spirits, and is adjusting to her limitations.  Her best buddy is Little Miss Sixx.  Sixx has made it her mission to always go out with Muffy.  She is a great friend, and a wonderful day brightener for Muff.  She plays with Muff, nudging her with her nose and doing play bows. However, don’t her angelic looks fool you!  She’s a spitfire when she is with her uncles!  Plus she is learning all about stamping, so I would guess she will be writing a few posts of her own in the near future.
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  1. What a fun spooky nighttime scene you created here. Those little ghost are to cute to spook! – Good to hear your dog is doing okay.

  2. This card feels like a departure from your usual style Ann yet it is perfectly executed and spookily cute with those cute Halloween figures! I love the sparkly trees – they make for a perfect graveyard scene!

  3. Hi Muffy,
    Your friend Harry here saying hello. It’s nice you enjoy the fresh air and walks with a buddy. Stay well.
    Puppy hugs,

  4. Wow I just love your spooky scene and all the sparkles…awesome card!

  5. Love this adorable Halloween scene you created and the glitter is awesome!!

  6. This is utterly adorable….not too scary at all! The diecuts you put together make for a truly fun Halloween scene!

  7. Really cute card, Ann, and glad for the Muffy update! Hugs!

  8. Ann, I will admit it, I am scared of the dark, too! I love this spooky scene you created! Your little ghosts, cat and full moon are so fun and I am so thrilled to hear Muffy is hanging in there. Warm hugs, My Friend!

  9. Such a cute (and a little bit spooky) scene! You are rocking that black glitter paper and once again it’s perfect for the scene! The characters from the DSP are perfect too! Hope you have a fab week!

  10. You go Muffy…thanks for the update.

  11. My favorite card of the week, Ann! Love all the sparkle and that the ghosts look sweet instead of scary! I am also happy to hear that Muffy is doing well all things considered. Hope she continues too. Hugs!

  12. Thanks for the Muffy update, Ann. I’ve been wondering how she’s doing.

  13. Ann, your card is the sweetest, spookiest scene I’ve seen. The glimmer die cuts shine from the light of your full moon and your ghosts are certainly enjoying themselves on tis spooky night! Love it!

  14. You go, Muffy! You’ve got great spirit. Your mom also creates great cards!

  15. Love all the details! Such a fun and spooky card.

  16. Stay strong, little Muffy. You are loved beyond measure.

  17. Love this card, Ann! Great blue background!

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