Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vintage Halloween Cards

I love to make Halloween cards. I send a few to fellow artists who love the season as much as I do. The rest get displayed through my house, like in this vignette with an antique typewriter:



The card below is a shaker card made with stamps from Oxford Impressions, Austen Gallery:

When you tilt the card, glitter fills the window:


20 comments:

Debby Ray said...

You do wonders with paper, dear Laura!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such wonderfully spooky creations dear Laura.
Hope you are having a wonderful All Hallows' Eve.
Wishes
Lynne

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, You are so talented and I love your amazing cards.
Wishing you a wonderful evening and Happy Halloween.
So nice to see you and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Hugs!

Letisha Lee said...

beautiful cards, very inspiring xx

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a pretty post! The cards are amazing and styled so beautifully on the old type writer.
Hugs,
Patti

Lorraine said...

These are wonderful, Laura! I love Oxford Impression stamps but I have a hard time getting the people ones to come out clearly. Yours are great!
♥♥♥ Lorraine

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, I wish I had your talent when it comes to paper crafts. Love, love these cards! Shaker cards are so fun and I love every little detail you have done on these Laura!
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

p.s. forgot to mention how cute they look on your typewriter!
hugs,
Jann

Bay Cardmaker said...

I love the card with the owl and tree. Can you tell me what stamp and embossing folder you used. I've. Looked on the web, but I can't find it. Carolyn

Martha's Favorites said...

Susan, You make such wonderful cards. I just love the. Please keep my son in your prayers, he is quite ill. Hugs, Martha

Jeanie said...

Your Halloween cards are just spectacular, Susan. I couldn't pick a favorite because they are all terrific!

Happy Halloween!

Christina Paul said...

Fantastic cards! I couldn't even pick a favorite!

Lola G. said...

Thanks to Pinterest, I found these amazing cards a year-and-a-half after you posted them. Since my son is all grown up, I don't do anything Halloween-related, but these cards really got my attention! Also really enjoyed the way you photographed them. I'm off to have a look at the rest of your blog – thanks for giving us a look at your crafting adventures!

Sanne Beulens said...

Thanks to pinterest i found these cards! The are awesome what did you use for the card with the white tree thank you!

Sanne Beulens said...

Thanks to pinterest i found these cards! The are awesome what did you use for the card with the white tree thank you!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Sanne. Thank you for your kind comments. The tree is a Stampin Up set that has retired called "House of Haunts" and re-released in "Best of Halloween." You can find the sets on Ebay. Happy crafting!

Sanne Beulens said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to make something like this

Thanks again :)

Sanne Beulens said...

Hello sorry for al those questions,

Can you tell me what you use more? for the leaf and the embossing around the cart? Also from stampin up? I hope to hear from you have a nice day..!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Sanne, no problem at all! I am pretty sure that the embossed floral border (and the surrounding lines and edging) are from an old Anna Griffin brass stencil that I ran through an embossing machine. You can probably find other Anna Griffin oval folders that will do the job. I cut out the center with an oval die. I highlighted the embossing with gold ink. The leaf is from a Tim Holtz die that I embossed with a spider web folder. Have fun!

Sanne Beulens said...

Thank you!! I hope to see more beautiful cars