It's been super quiet around here! That was absolutely not intentional, but you know...life gets busy and the work desk stays empty for a few days longer than it should. Hopefully I'm over my little creative slump and can get back to sharing super adorable cards with you, along with some fun techniques!
Today's card was put together in a little bit of a hurry. I needed to leave at a certain time so I could get to a friends concert yesterday but felt like I really needed to get something made. So after searching my brain (and the internet) for some inspiration, I was finally able to put something together.
Just One More Card. Don't you just love her blog name! It's always so true!
Once I had the background blended the way I wanted, I sprayed it with some perfect pearl shimmer mist to give it a ton of shine!! It's gorgeous!
For the images, I decided to combine a couple of stamp companies..two of my favorites-Lawn Fawn and Newton's Nook! You know I can't resist Newton's Nook...I've featured their products in 3 of my most recent cards...their stamps just never leave my desk! So I wanted this cute little scene of a kitty walking through the pumpkins, and decided that the sweet cat from the Lawn Fawn Critters in Costume set would be perfect paired with the little pumpkins from the Newton's Nook Newton's Perfect Pumpkin set. I stamped them out and colored them in with my ShinHan markers and then cut them out.
I laid my images on my sparkly background to get the placement right and then stamped and embossed the fun spider and webs around the outside with some sparkly black embossing powder. You have to be really careful when using black embossing powder as it can be a pain to get a good crisp emboss with. I don't use it often, but when I do, I try to really load up my paper with an anti-static powder and get a good impression with my Versamark. That seems to help get the excess powder to slide off, and with the thick layer of Versamark, you can flick your paper a little harder as well. Works pretty good for me!
Once everything was dry, I adhered it all down and created a striped pennant to go behind my image panel. Used a fun sentiment from the Newton's Nook set as well and stamped it on a die cut banner. Finished everything off with a few purple and black enamel dots!! So..Much..Fun!!!
I hope you've enjoyed this sweet Meow-oween card!!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #141-Anything Goes/Black
Deep Ocean #113-Autumn
Newton's Nook Inky Paws #25-Halloween
Our Daily Bread-Ink or Emboss Your Own Background
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sweet Sunday Sketch #288
V's Sweet Ideas #38-Technique Tuesday
Word Art Wednesday #203-Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting! <3