One of my favorite quotes around this time of year comes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In the play, three witches have just finished brewing a potion. One comments to the other two, “By the pricking of my thumbs/ Something wicked this way comes.” She means, essentially, that Macbeth is on his way, and she knows this because her thumbs are tingling. It’s a wonderful line: eerie, prophetic, and beautiful.
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After I made the Sleepy Hollow skull Halloween card, I realized that I need an envelope to send it in. After giving it some thought, I decided to make mail art with the same elegant feel as the card, but with a slightly different theme! Today, I’ll show you how to go about creating this fun Halloween envelope with a hissing cat and vintage style lettering.
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My goal with this skull-themed Halloween card is simple: make a playful yet refined seasonal greeting. I love a good skull motif (see: Frida Kahlo, Spooky Calligraphy Drills), so I decided to begin with a creepy cranium and take it from there! In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a card like this one. Continue Reading about “Sleepy Hollow” Skull Halloween Card Tutorial
Phyllis Macaluso is the reigning queen of creative cards and fabulous calligraphy. She combines the two to add festivity to every season! This autumn, she’s done it again with spooktacular card and envelope design concepts. In this tutorial, she’ll show us how to create a card and envelope that’s been taken over by (illustrated) spiders. She also has a playful mummy card and envelope motif to share!
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A couple of months ago, I created a twist-out card tutorial for Christmas (you can see it here). Recently, a TPK reader emailed with a great idea: make a similar tutorial, but for Valentine’s Day! Today, I ran with that, and I love the results. If you’ve got some free time before Valentine’s Day, I highly recommend creating a card like this one!
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