Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bombshell's October Hump Day Hop!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Alison, Bombshell's Captain, agrees with me and set this month's theme accordingly.

October's Hump Day Hop theme is The Witching Hour! Here's what she had to say about the theme!
The witching hour is the time of night when witches, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures are said to appear. Make a project about those that may be lurking, during the witching hour.
You should have arrived at my blog from Kelli's blog, where you saw a wonderful treat!

If you have arrived here another way and want to check out the hop, the hop roster is below!

Here's my card:

Bombshell Pin-Up, from the Bombshell Angel rubber stamp set actually has a secret life as a witch.  Halloween has special significance to witches, so they often have swanky formal parties to celebrate. So Bombshell Pin-Up has dressed accordingly. She's wearing a fetching evening gown from the digital Evening Bombshell Digital set. However, no witch's outfit is complete without the witch hat, so she added a lovely rhinestone buckle to the witch hat from the Halloween Costume digital set.

Her outfit was colored with Copic markers. A red rhinestone heart was added to her evening gown and a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen was used to add sparkle to the buckle.

The venue of the party has some special features. Note the two cobwebbed portraits. The Waving Skeleton rubber stamp from the Calaveras Fiesta rubber stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, die-cut with a Nestabilities Labels Eight die, and colored with Copic markers. Both portraits were adorned with a spider web, courtesy of the Small Spider Web Corner from the Dead Necessities rubber stamp set.  The portraits were then framed with the metallic copper Nestabilities Decorative Labels Eight die-cuts.

Cobwebs have spiders, so black cardstock was cut with Memory Box's Scary Spiders die, which is currently on sale! The spiders were adhered with dimensional adhesive.

Big bashes like this soirée generally serve drinks, so a bar was needed. Memory Box's Small Madison Window die was used to die-cut black cardstock. I cut two rectangles to make drawers for the bar. I cut a small piece of lace, used a Copic marker to change the color, and adhered it behind and draping the top of the "bar". Memory Box's Party Glasses die was used to die cut white cardstock, which was colored with Copic markers, and enhanced with Clear Gelly Glaze pen. The Vintage Bottles die was used to die cut copper metallic cardstock. This bottle holds the special red punch brewed for this festive occasion.

Witches do love their cats and there's no better accessory for a formal occasion than a black cat. Well, what's better is three of them! Black cardstock was die-cut with Impression Obsession's Cats set and the cats were molded a bit, then popped up with dimensionals.

The patterned paper is from the Midnight Magic 6x6 pad from Recollections' Haunted collection, which was matted with copper specialty paper from FiberMark. SCACD's Alice's Clock Statement Corner die was used to die-cut copper metallic cardstock, which reinforced the Witching Hour theme of the card. The last step was to adhere the Bombshell Pin-Up with dimensional foam adhesives.

Thanks for visiting today!

Here's the hop list!
Bombshell Blog
Glittery Katie

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Anything Goes
Avenue 613 Challenge #43: Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #28: Use Lace


  1. her secret domestic life!!!

  2. Party on! You thought of everything for this one, Kathi! Fab concept and execution! Love the whole design--love your use of dies and your coloring! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Awesome Kathi! I love all the small details like the glass drinks and the many cats! So much to see on this card!

  4. What a great little scene! So fun and such great use of stamps and dies!

  5. Party with a Bombshell and 3 cats. Awesome! Glad to see her bling wasn't forgotten. But who were the portraits of in those pictures frames ;)

  6. OMG - this is phenomenal, Kathi! Lovin' ALL the spooky details! Just fabulous! :D

  7. Ooooh YES !!!! This card is perfect. Hope you're fine. hugs :)

  8. Wow, stunning card! Gorgeous coloring, I LOVE everything about this card. The die cut clock, touch of lace, framed photos of the skeletons, the cat silhouettes are all fab too!

  9. This is just fantastic - love the "setting" you have created - great embellishments and halloween themed items!

  10. WOW...the portraits are too wonderful. Just love this card!

  11. Gorgeous. Love how you did the skeleton pics and that die down in the corner..... OMG I'm drooling you have a die I don't have HMMMMMMMM

  12. Love the scene you created. Gorgeous.... a lot of work went into it, that's for sure. Love the combo of the evening dress and witch's hat.

  13. This reminds me of Cheryl as I bet she has paintings like that in her house right now! Great scene you have created!