Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today playing with some of my Kelly Creates products to bring you a cute little Halloween card. When it comes to Halloween, I am more into the ‘cute’ spooky projects than the scary ones. Let’s just say I have an overactive imagination and avoid anything gory! For this Halloween “Boo” card, I’ve included a template for you to trace and draw a bat along with practicing hand lettering.
– CLICK HERE – to download your copy. I used the following Kelly Creates supplies:
Deluxe Lettering Kit Black Fineliners Bullet Tip Metallic Jewel “Gold” pen Project pad You’ll also need scissors, adhesive, and a paper trimmer. Step 1 – Download and print the PDF template. Cut out the bat and trace it onto black card stock with a pencil. Step 2 – Cut out the bat from the black card stock in Kelly Creates Project Pad. The Project Pad has silky smooth white, kraft and black card stock, and I used all three for this card. Step 3 – Use the tracing template to practice drawing the words “Boo to You!” Step 4 – With the Kelly Creates Gold Metallic Jewel Bullet Tip Pen, draw “Boo” on the black bat and add extra details, like a face and outline. Step 5 – Cut a white piece of paper for the card front and pencil in “to you” near the bottom. Trace over with a Kelly Creates Black Fineliner and then erase the pencil lines. Step 6 – Use a ruler with the Black Fineliner to add lines around the bottom edges of the white cardstock. Step 7 – Cut out the card base from the Kraft card stock in the Kelly Creates Project Pad. My card base measures larger than the white piece because I drew a spider web at the top. Step 8 – To make the web stand out, I added some bold black lines with the Kelly Creates Fine Brush pen (in the Deluxe Lettering kit). Step 9 – Adhere all the pieces together and BOO! your card is done!
You can actually use this bat template in many different ways: on a scrapbook layout, as a name card for a Halloween meal, wrapped around a chocolate bar, or as a tag for a treat bag.
See! Halloween hand lettering doesn’t have to be so scary!
Breathe. Write. Relax.
All of the supplies used in Kelly’s blog post are from her fabulous line of products by American Crafts – Kelly Creates. Visit Kelly’s website for all the product details. – CLICK HERE