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Dash of Inspiration – May 30, 2011

May 30, 2011

A Dash of Inspiration…A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Spooktacular Inspiration!

As Corrie keeps us on our toes with her continuously updated list of HOLIDAY CARD 4-6 MONTH LEAD-IN, you can see that we should be thinking about Halloween!  I know, I know…good grief it’s June and you have laying by the poolside, barbeques and camping on your mind.  Well, if you want to have Halloween cards and party invitations ready for customers to start buying in September/October, then you need to switch over to a more ghoulish mindset!

To help motivate and inspire your creative juices, I’ve found some wonderful Tricks and Treats for you!  Though I certainly found plenty of gore, that isn’t always the best for cards and invitations, so I chose this exhibit of 40 Spooky Wallpapers from our friends and Noupe for your weekly dash of inspiration…

And to help you along, here is a Photoshop Tutorial for creating a very cool Jack-o’-lantern and you can use what you learn to experiment creating other spooktacular effects.  A nice set of Halloween Shapes for Photoshop & GIMP composed of various vector Halloween images from ObsidianDawn, and lastly three Free Commercial Use Fonts to give your text a creepy touch!  Trick or Treat!

Free Commercial Use Creepy Fonts
Bat Font
Dripping Font
Swamp Font

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2011 10:25 am

    You’ve done it again Doreen. Thanks as always!

  2. May 30, 2011 1:41 pm

    Thanks. These are great!! Both the samples and the free fonts, etc.

  3. May 30, 2011 2:42 pm

    Betsy & Lloyd, you are welcome! Hope you both create some fun new cards for Halloween!

  4. May 31, 2011 2:29 pm

    Thank you Doreen. Your shared information and tutorials are always appreciated. It is always fun to find new fonts that can be used for commercial usage and included in our designs. Thanks again.

    Sher

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