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

Card by Dawn Easton, featuring stamps from Reverse Confetti,  image source Reverse Confetti blog

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.

Card by Arielle Gordon, featuring Funky Feet stamps from The Alley Way Stamps , image source Snappy Stampin” with Arielle  

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!

4 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Colorful Halloween”

  1. Such fun cards. I don’t usually send but one Halloween card, but these may have inspired me to make more. I like the unexpected non-traditional colors.

  2. This Trendy Tuesday Article is so spooky and bootiful! Yeah for the use of bright colors. Nice to see that I am Trendy for a change. We are in full out Creepy Mode here. We send out cards, make treat tags and wraps, and use tons of Halloween Paper and Ribbon. Hold on to your Pumpkins because I am known to use them by the Bushel! It is so nice to see all the Neighbors one last time before we hibernate for the winter here in New England.

  3. I’m really loving these colors for the cards and layouts. They certainly add a fresh perspective. What fun!

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