Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spooky, ghouly, and punny!

Kristen is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is Purple, Pink, and Black! Here's what she's got to say about her challenge.

"Calling all Pumpkins, Ghosts, Dragons, and Witches too, we’ve got a SPOOKY time planned just for you!!!!!!!!

I completely LOVE Halloween, and any chance I get to make a spooky project, I will. This week I am challenging you to create a project inspired by Halloween. Can’t wait to see what you come up with."
 If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's my card featuring Stampotique's Dwindled, Froggie, and Girl with Heart Purse (all stamps are by Daniel Torrente).

Dwindled, Froggie, and Girl with Heart Purse were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers in Halloweeny colors, fussy cut, and set aside while I created a background for them.

One of the dies from Spellbinders' Graveyard Scenes die set, Memory Box' Puffy Clouds dies, and a Nestabilities Circle die were used to die-cut Eclipse tape. The die-cuts were placed onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore to serve as masks. Post-It notes were positioned horizontally to create a rough horizon. The cardstock was then airbrushed with three Copic markers (B63, B69, and B79) to create a night sky. 

The sky area was covered with the Post-It notes. More Eclipse tape was die-cut with the tombstone dies from the Graveyard Scenes die set and positioned along the bottom of the cardstock. A torn piece of scrap cardstock was positioned horizontally and a few colors of YG Copic markers were airbrushed over it. This was repeated several times with the torn piece positioned lower each time to create random lines of grassy lawn.

The Eclipse tape was removed and Copic markers were used to color the graveyard scene, the clouds, and the tombstones. 

One of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator set by Nestabilities was used to die-cut the graveyard scene, which was then edged with Black Soot Distress ink. Dwindled, Froggie, and Girl with Heart Purse were adhered to the background. A computer generated punny sentiment was printed onto vellum, die-cut with one of the dies from the Dimensional Banners set by Die-namics, then adhered to the card front. The smaller bat from the Halloween set of dies by Impression Obsession and A Bunch of Bats die by Memory Box were used to die-cut shimmery black cardstock. The bats were added to the card front to finish the card!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges!


  1. AMAZING card Kathi. Love the background details, it is something else. Your Halloweeny characters look AWESOME too ♥


  2. Those girls look fabulous together!! Love this xx

  3. Love your choice of "ghouls" for your card, Kathi! Lots of interest in the background, too! Way to go!

  4. What a wonderful scene you have created!

  5. FABULOUS card Kathi, I absolutely love each and every detail... Just pinned it in my Pinterest 'Stampotique Gallery by others' haha, well deserved! :D Hugs

  6. This is such a fun and fabulous creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  7. Absolutely adorable, Kathi! I love everything about this! Fantastic scene, images & coloring! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. This is wonderful, I love the background, and the girls look fab! xx

  9. Kathi, fantastic project, perfect for this weeks challenge :)