I happen to really love vintage school and office supplies, and flashcards are one of those things I pick up now and again when I find them at antique shows or flea markets. Since these images are so well done and have a very vintage feel, I thought they would be perfect for this project! I simply created a rectangular shape in Word and added the letters and words according to the images I wanted to use. My favorite of them all is this witch from the new Vintage Witch. Isn't she great?!
This is another one of those fabulous WMS images that, upon inking it up for the first time, I let out an audible gasp and admire the terrific artwork and detail! But what about this one, using the Spooky Tree background stamp?
I only used a small part of the stamp but isn't it amazing how a few tree branches can be so eerie?
So what do you do with these cards, you ask? Well, how about this super simple banner:
That is just burlap cut into pendants and glued to twine. The pendants are actually stenciled with the letters F-A-L-L, but for this project all I had to do is paperclip the flashcards onto each one and it became a Halloween banner! The spooky card uses a stamp from one of the sets we showed you yesterday, All Hallow's Eve.
Or, you can make several and do what I did, which was to jazz up my favorite card and turn it into a mini piece of art to tuck it into my fall decorations:
I covered a piece of chipboard with patterned paper and added the card. I stamped some twill tape with two other stamps from Vintage Witch to create my own Halloween ribbon. And the little black embellishment? I made it using air dry clay; I gently pressed the "Halloween" stamp into the clay and let it dry overnight before painting. It was my first clay project and I love how it turned out!
I hope you'll give this a try, because it's so very simple but makes a great addition to your Halloween projects!
Make sure you visit the other ladies today to see what terrific things they’ve come up with:
Thanks for visiting today and come back tomorrow for the release day blog hop and the final full reveal of the new stamps!