Monday, September 26, 2011

Scare-dy Cat Card

Finally, here is the last card in the series using using Tim Holtz's "Mini Halloween" stamp set from Stamper's Anonymous.   All four cards feature the same stamp set and pattern papers, but I think this one is my favorite. 

The Details:
  • The backgound is Stampin' Up! Basic Black with the spiderweb stamped in white pigment ink and distressed with Old Paper DI.
  • I made a rosette out of black crepe paper and layered on a scalloped circle of the dot pattern paper that I colored with Rusty Hinge Distress Stain.  To this, I added the scaredy cat, cut out and highlighted with glossy accents.  His eyes are colored with green marker and have dots of Lime Green stickles for a little mischevious sparkle (much like my Ollie's green eyes).
  • I recycled a telephone book page and used it here as a ruffle.  To prep, I first crinkled it, then colored it with Rusty Hinge Distress Stain, then tore the edges once it was dry. 
  • I again used my 7 Gypsies border punch to create a cute border strip, but this time ran orange cardstock behind it and added dots of Walnut Stain Distress Stickles.

Here's the completed series.  You can see that I used common elements and colors, but each card has it's own unique layout and focal point.


: SU! cardstock ‘Basic Black’, ‘Naturals Ivory’, ‘Really Rust’; My Mind’s Eye ‘The Spider’s Web’; Bo Bunny Press ‘Dem Bones’; recycled phone book page
Stamps: Stamper’s Anonymous TH ‘Mini Halloween’
Inks: DI ‘Old Paper’; StazOn ‘Jet Black’; Distress Stain ‘Rusty Hinge’; Martha Stewart craft markers; SU! Craft ‘White’
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Walnut Stain’; crepe paper; Glossy Accents; Stickles ‘Lime Green’; button; PTI rustic button twine
Tools: heat gun; thread; needle; Fiskars scallop circle punch; 7 Gypsies border punch kit; glue dots; foam ink blending tool


  1. Love them all but the scare-dy cat is really great...especially since it reminds me of El Diablo (Mr. Ollie)

  2. Love the black crepe rosette and the phone book page.


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