Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Halloween Bingo Cards to Download - Part 3

Welcome to day three of posting some Halloween Bingo cards I've made recently. I'll start off with a sample using one of these cards, and further down this post, you'll find four of the cards that I debuted yesterday, in their single card formats.

Cat in Pumpkin

Above card's inside, finished a la Gloria Stengle

Here are the large size images of some of the HALLOWEEN BINGO cards that I used in projects on day one. (For bingo cards ranked up four and six to a page (easy printing if you want variety), see that post here.

Right click on the images below to save. All images are JPEG files. The credit for the images and fonts used are listed below each. 
The following four cards were built on a card found on CollageCandy.blogspot where you can find unaltered BINGO cards.

* Old Design Shop*
* Cruickshank Font *
* The Gingerbread House Font *
Word "Scary"

* Cruikshank Font *
* Cats Alphabet Medium *
Word "Kitty"

Word "Treat" (bolded)
Bat (altered)

Cat on Pumpkin
 Arched Cat
Word "Witch"

If you would like to try your own hand at creating BINGO cards, here is the blank version I created and used for the four cards above.

For three more Bingo cards, see the previous post here.

Hope you enjoy using these as much as I enjoyed making them. Please leave a comment if you find these useful, and would like some more for Christmas or other holidays. As always, thanks for taking the time to visit.

Free Halloween Bingo Cards to Download - Part 2

Here are three of Halloween Bingo cards I designed, in their larger formats. These can be easily sized for printing, and you can print only the cards that appeal to you. (If you want these cards in ready-to-print format, click here.)

The card above was designed with the first Bingo card below, and the fabulous fiddle-playing cat is from Dover's Full-Color Holiday Vignettes CD-ROM and Book. (I am a serious Dover book fanatic. My book is old enough that it didn't come with a CD.) If you would like a free source for this image, you can find one at Magic Moonlight Studio - Free Images.

Truth be told, the inspiration for all my Halloween cards using Bingo cards, comes from the drop dead fabulous Ginny, at Polly's Paper Studio blog. If you love vintage images and richly layered compositions, Ginny is at the top of the list. Once you start looking, you won't be able to stop.

(Just a personal note here: Usually, copying cards seems like a cheat to me, BUT boy do I learn a lot when I use a great card as the basis for mine. Visual creativity is not my strongest suit, and by patterning my card off another, I discover all kinds of things that make the cards work, such as how the balance of the composition is achieved.)

On to the first batch of Halloween Bingo cards. Each of these have a different base, and are a bit less Bingo-ish than the four cards found here. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Original Pressman BINGO card

Grave Yard Header
Cross written letter - Background

BINGO Card Base
Bat Motif Around Letters
Thorny Branch Frame
Ghost Lady (Center Block)
* Cruikshank Font *
*Bolton Titling Outline Font*

To see more Bingo cards, see my lat post here.

 I hope you can make use of these BINGO cards and have a blast stirring up a little Halloween magic yourself. Your comments and suggestions are gratefully received.
Full-Color Holiday Vignettes CD-ROM and Book
Full-Color Holiday Vignettes CD-ROM and Book
Full-Color Holiday Vignettes CD-ROM and Book
Full-Color Holiday Vignettes CD-ROM and Book

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Free Halloween Bingo Cards to Download - Part 1

Well, fall is here, and I've finally gotten around to designing some Halloween Bingo cards to use in my card making. Ginny (Polly's Paper Studio) and Gloria (Scraps of Life) are two of my favorite artists. Their vintagy looking holiday cards are the ones I could gaze at forever. Their style is fantastic and richly layered (and really hard for me to emulate), but I took courage in hand, and tried making some of my own cards based on their style.

At the end of this post are two sheets of my Bingo cards ready to print on 81/2"X11" cardstock. Because this post would be too long if I shared everything today, I will have two additional posts featuring more cards, and each of the Bingo cards as separate images for resizing and printing. The links below each card are the links for the focal images. The sources used in designing the Bingo cards, are revealed in the two following posts.
*The Graphics Fairy*
Darling Cat Face

There just aren't enough places to incorporate this super adorable cat image. I used some black flocking on it, but it does make him look a bit mangy, since I don't quite have my flocking technique purrfected. (See another card using this cutie here.)

The wide linen ribbon with stripes is from May Arts, and Ginny uses it gloriously. The felt behind the button is from Papertrey's "Button Stacks Die" and Poppy Stamps "Small Blooming Poinsettia Die".
(This Ghost Lady was saved many years ago, but they have the best images!)

The black swirls are a cut apart Die-namics "Large Fancy Flourish" die cut. (This is such a versatile die.) The ribbon is Hug Snug seam binding topped with black heavy button thread.

Scared Girl with Cat

The details include a glittered ghost by Recollections (Michaels brand) and dies from Impression Obsession and Memory Box.

I've been experimenting around with the inside of my cards, and if you would like a load of inspiration, Gloria would be your muse. The dies used were Papertrey's Wonderful Words: Holiday Die Collection and One Liners: Happy Die. The cute little bat (over the "i") is from the Impression Obsession die above.

Bat Lady

This batty lady is colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and further adored with black glitter and rhinestones. The top edge is punched with Martha Stewart (discontinued) and the lacy die behind the buttons, is Papertrey.

Now for the Bingo Card Downloads. Right click and choose "Save As". If printed at 100%, each will fit on an 81/2" X 11" surface. I like to use 60# cover stock to print these.

 To use a single or self-sized card, see the following two posts.

If these appeal to you, and you would like to have more for other holidays, be sure to leave me a comment, and I will do my best to create some more. Thanks so very much for visiting.

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