Out of all the years I’ve done Halloween cards, this one is still my favorite. Hard to lose when the Master of Hilarious Macabre – Edward Gorey – is on the scene . . .
. . . Gorey’s Running Man perfectly illustrates the way most of us would feel when passing a cemetery on a dark and spooky night. Not that we would ever find ourselves there at such a time! It took a little time to fussy-cut my frightened subject: usually I think it actually looks better to leave a little margin around cut-out elements, but in this case, I decided my guy would look better without any white edges showing. So it was worth the effort, which was greatly aided by outlining him with a black marker after I’d finished cutting – this covered up any errant glimpses of white. And no, it’s not too early to be thinking about Halloween!
Cardstock: Generic Black Linen, Beckett Moonlight,
Stamps: Sideshow Graveyard, Gorey’s Running Man, Vippie “Scary”, Amuse
Inks: Archival Black, Marvy Plum marker, Gelly Roll Silver pen,
Colored Pencils: Prisma Nectar, Framboise, Black, Sandbar Brown, Sienna Brown
Dec. Scissors: Fiskars Deckled in two sizes