Halloween Cards with Distress Oxide Ink


These Halloween cards will be easy to put together with a little help from your Cricut!
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I went through the Cricut image catalog to find stamp-like images for this year's Halloween cards when I stumbled on this adorable, hand-drawn image set. I had initially planned on letting my machine draw them out but, since there was a lot of detailed linework and I was going to be coloring them in with alcohol ink markers, I decided to change tactics and print them out. 

There is one issue with these images that makes them a little more difficult to work with when you're using them as digital stamps - unfortunately they don't include a shadow layer! I printed out a couple of the images and did some fussy cutting (if you're good at this, it works well), but since I was going to be making several cards, I decided that I needed to go ahead and create a shadow layer to speed up the process.

The backgrounds on these cards are all made with Distress Oxide Inks. I used the colors black soot, seedless preserves, lucky clover, carved pumpkin, and squeezed lemonade in my examples.

If you decide to make these cards yourself, I have made it extra easy for you and included my Cricut Canvas, as well as a link to download the shadow layer file I created to cut my images out. You can find the links below.

Open this link from a desktop computer to access the Cricut design file:

Open this link to download the shadow later file:

Once you open the Cricut Canvas and download the shadow layer file:

  1. Import the shadow layer file you downloaded
  2. Click the arrange button in DS and send the shadow layer file to the back
  3. Ungroup the shadow layer file
  4. Flatten each of the drawn images to the corresponding shadow layer.
I've included some coloring and embellishment ideas to help you get started.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


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