Trendy Tuesday – Colorful Halloween
by Katherine Elliot
Have no fear of the dark and dreary this Halloween by using some fun, bright colors on your holiday projects. Cheerful colors help make this spooky season very family friendly. Enjoy checking out these fun Halloween projects using some fresh and bright colors…
Halloween card by Lori Tecler featuring Halloweenies stamp set from Paper Smooches, image source Inking Aloud
Halloween card by Susan Liles featuring stamps from The Cat”s Pajamas, image source Susie Stamp a Lot
Adding unexpected color, like blue or pink, to more traditional Halloween images is a great way to avoid repeating anything you may have done last year. Ann Greenspan”s pink Halloween card is super cute and is sure to surprise your friends and family.
Pink and Black Halloween card by Ann Greenspan, image source Ann Greenspan Crafts
Combine any of your favorite colors, or whatever card stock scraps you have on hand, with traditional Halloween black. Instantly you”ll lighten up the mood of your card, even if there”s a creepy, crawly spider on it!
Boo! card by Michelle Boyer, image source Paper Cuts
Ever feel like a color “scares” you to use it? I have felt that way, and Debra Currier did a great job pointing out that Halloween is a great time to use a color that may otherwise seem scary to use. Her use of the under-appreciated, yellow toned Summer Starfruit cardstock from Stampin” Up! is truly inspiring.
Card by Debra Currier, image source ARTFelt Impressions
Pastel colors are not just for Easter any more! Softer pastel colors, as featured in these next cards, also make very pretty Halloween cards.
Card by Karen Motz featuring stamps and dies from My Favorite Things, image source
Scrap your favorite Halloween memories with bright patterned papers from companies like Doodlebug Designs and Bella Blvd.
Scrapbook page featuring Doodlebug Design Halloween Parade Collection, image source Doodlebug Design Inc blog
Scrapbook page by Laura Vegas, featuring papers from Bella Blvd, image source Laura Vegas blog
Bella Blvd Trick or Treat Collection, image source Two Peas in a Bucket
Brightly colored washi tape can also help dress up a Halloween project adding some non-traditional color. The unexpected blue tape on the card below coordinates well with the other polka dot strips and looks so fresh and trendy.
Happy Boo Day! card by Kathy Martin featuring papers and tape by Bella Blvd, image source Card-Blanc by Kathy Martin
Traditional black and orange is still fun to use for the holiday, of course. Add in bright green and purple and you still have a cheerful, traditional Halloween card. Choose multi color patterns and embellishments or keep it clean and simple and you”ll have a terrific project finished in no time.
One Layer Halloween Card by Julie Day, image source J. Day Designs
Inspired to create something new? May you at least feel liberated from the use of only orange and black colors on your crafts this year. Enjoy a bright and happy Halloween!