Hi Everyone!!!
It's been super quiet around here!  That was absolutely not intentional, but you 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.
It was a really quick make, but man I love it!  I started by using some distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, and Worn Lipstick to ink up my background in a slight ombre style.  This color combo was inspired by a recent card by Julia Altermann at 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!
A little tough to see the sparkle in the picture but if you look right by the cat's back and up by the spider webs, you can see it!

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


  1. Oh this is an Amazing looking Halloween card!!!!!!

  2. Lovely embossing. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. What a fun Halloween card. The added sparkle and the coloration of your image is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at ODBD.

  4. This is really gorgeous! I love the purple background and the added sparkle! Such a cute layout too! Glad to hear our stamps are always on your desk! Makes me smile! Thanks for linking up to our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs.

    - Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  5. Very unique!! Love the kitty with all of the fun details! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge :-)

  6. Amazing colours and fab Halloween card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Artistic Inspirations!