Thursday, September 11, 2014


Gothie Feline was resized using PhotoElements, then printed out onto Neenah cardstock with my laser printer, then was colored with Copic markers. An additional copy of the resized digital stamp was also printed out in fast draft mode with my inkjet printer, fussy-cut, and adhered over the colored version using temporary adhesive.  

Gothie Feline took a ride through my Big Kick inside of a Nestabilities Labels die. The die-cut was left inside the die, Post-It notes were placed horizontally over the die, and a background was airbrushed  using my Copic Airbrush System. The Post-It notes were moved to cover the top portion of the die and the "floor" was airbrushed. It got a bit sticky, so I used alcohol on a paper towel to dab off the excess. I ended up removing more ink than I wanted, so I added some dots to the "floor".
Black Spica Glitter pen was used to add black glittery accents to Gothie Feline's whiskers and the black dots on her mask.

Purple Copic Spica Glitter pen was used to add a jeweled touch to one of her canine teeth. The eyes, bones, teeth, and the skull in the flower received several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add glossy dimension and shine.

Here's a close-up so that you can see the effect!

The stamped, die-cut panel was put aside while I put together the rest of the card.

Very old Halloween-themed patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket was layered onto equally old Halloween text paper. (I should note that I hoard Halloween-themed papers and schtuff!) Strips of purple patterned paper from the Spirited 6x6 pad by Authentique were added to bring some purple to the layers.  My new Spider Web Border die by Poppy Stamps was used to die-cut off-white cardstock and layered over the horizontal purple strip. All the layers were tattered with my Tonic distressing tool and a scissors blade, then sponged with Old Paper Distress ink.

A small flag die was used to die-cut the offwhite paper and old QuicKutz dies were used to die-cut black cardstock for the sentiment. Black cardstock was also die-cut with the Scary Spiders die by Memory Box. All the spiders' legs were folded and their bodies were popped up on dimensionals with their legs attached to either the spider webs or the sentiment. If you look closely, maybe you can see the strand of spider silk (a thread) that goes from the spider web to the sentiment-holding spider!

Three purple rhinestones were used to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft-Room Challenges: Something Old, Something New (new image, new die, old paper and dies)
Through the Purple Haze Challenges: Clear and Bright
Die Cut Divas Challenges: New Things
A Step in the Dark Challenges: Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. I adore that funky spooky cat!!! love how you've coloured him too, thanks fro sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  2. I don't think I've ever seen an image like this. You've brought the feline to life.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. Seriously! How great is this!!!

    Love it, you really made the image your own.

    Great job!

  4. Wonderful image and brilliant colouring this card rocks. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  5. What a fantastic cat. I love the wonderful details and colours. Thank you for joining in with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  6. Another really cool design, Kathi! Love the distressing and papers! And that image is just wild! Crazy cat! Love the way you colored her! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. What a fabulous cat and beautifully coloured, thank you for sharing him with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Love this image - he is a fine cat indeed! Thanks for joining us at A Step In The Dark, good luck and hope to see you again xx

  9. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  10. OMG!!! this stamp is a must have for me! Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing with ASITD. xxD Now I'm gonna go buy it. xxx

  11. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining A Step In The Dark this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  12. Fantastic Image for a halloween card, love how you have coloured her.
    Thank you joining the Diecut Divas New Things Challenge
    Cathie DT