Welcome to day 3 of a 3 day blog hop celebrating Catherine Pooler's Kind of Batty release. If you missed the other days I have links below for you.
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Let me start by saying that I am not known to make Halloween cards or to even get too excited about Halloween. My kids are grown and I've never been much of a fan. BUT when Catherine gave the design team the choice about creating with the Halloween theme stamps I opted to say yes because I had a feeling these stamps were going to be different. And boy was I right! I love them! They've got a perfect balance of cute and creepy.
My first card features:
While this one didn't turn out exactly like I planned I thought I would still share it. The first thing I did was stamp and die cut the house out of the panel. I used a blender pen and colored it in with Twilight, Sand Castle, Black Jack and Over Coffee inks and Sauna for the windows. I set that aside and then did some ink blending for the sky on the piece I cut the house out of. Using a circle punch I made a mask for the moon and then began blending Sauna, Grape Crush, Juniper Mist and Midnight inks. Once I was happy with that I stamped the scene with Midnight ink. I removed the mask and sponged some Juniper Mist ink very lightly onto the moon to give it a bit of dimension.
I layed the panel onto the card base, added some adhesive to the back of the house and placed it into the spot where it was originally and stuck it to the card base. I removed the panel, added a piece of plastic to the back of it because the plan was to make a shaker card. I added the craft foam around the edges and put in a few die cut bats and thought some sparkly glitter would be good too. (This is where it went wrong). I adhered it all together, gave it a shake to send the bats flying around and all the glitter just stuck to the plastic sheet and it became a mess. So I took it apart, scooped out the glitter, gave it a dusting with my embossing buddy and then put it back together with just the bats. Fingers crossed I gave it another shake and the bats moved a little. Anyways, that's what those black things are. They're very lethargic bats. I heat embossed some white stars onto the sky and then with a white gel pen I added a few more tiny ones.
My next two cards went very smoothly.
This one features:
I love these boots! They're so cute and I thought they needed to be purple. I stamped both images and the sentiment with Midnight ink and used a blender pen to color with Grape Crush, Twilight and Black Jack inks. It's hard to see in the pic but for the card base I stamped the whole thing with the Going Batty background stamp using versamark ink and then heat set it with white embossing powder. I cut the panel with a die from the Postage Stamp Dies and added it with craft foam to the card base. I adhered a small strip of striped paper from the Black Tie Gala paper pack to a piece of Midnight card stock and tucked it into the side.
My last card features:
This last card was fun! I used the eyes from the Who's There? Cover Plate that were left over from a card I shared here to make the witches face. I popped the hat and the spiders up with craft foam onto a white panel that I cut with the Postage Stamp Dies and tied one of the spiders to the hat. I added some striped paper to the bottom, tied some twine around it, added another spider and added it to some Midnight card stock. I layered that piece with craft foam onto some purple striped paper and then onto a midnight card base.
It's time to hop along now.
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