Friday, September 24, 2010

Boo! Popping in for a card challenge or two.

It's been a few weeks since I've done a card challenge.  So I thought I'd pop in today with a Halloween card for you since I've been posting so many Christmas projects.  I was walking through my local craft store on a construction paper mission for my girls.  Get in...get paper...get out.  Curses...the store employees had to stick these adorable Inkadinkadoo Halloween stamps in the aisle on my way to the cash register.  Honestly as I was walking past the end cap, my basket bumped the edge and into my basket the stamps fell.  Clearly I was meant to have them.

Copic Creation's Challenge #35 - Shading in or around images: There was no doubt I would enter this one since it's the Copic skill technique I'm trying to improve...and have plenty of room for improvement too.  ; )

Flutter by Wednesday's Challenge #123 - All winged things: It's a perfect time of year for the butterfly/fairy/angel rule to be relaxed.  For you can't have Halloween without little winged bats, right? I did an emboss resist of little bats in the upper right corner (a wonderful trick I picked up from Mr. Holtz himself).

 To create an emboss resist image on your project, you need the following: Image Stamp, Clear Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Distress Ink Pads, wet paper towel.
1. Stamp your image using clear embossing ink. (Distress Embossing Ink used here but you can also use Versamark ink).
2. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat emboss using your heat tool.
3. Use a make up sponge and rub your colored Distress ink over and around your image in a circular motion.  You will see your image pop up through the ink.
4. After you have completed your colored distressing, take a damp paper towel and gently rub across your embossed image to take off any Distress Ink left on top.  You have now have an embossed resist image on your project.

Here's a close up of my Inkadinkadoo Kitty cutie.

Copic Sketch Markers 
Pumpkins/Leaves: YR12, YR21, YR23, E25, YG03, G21, G82
Cat: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R85, white highlights, colorless blender 
Cat Hat: V04, V06, V09, YR24, E5, white highlights, colorless blender

Label Edge: YR00, YR12, YR21, YR23, V00, V04, V06, C1, C3, C9, colorless blender
Card Paper: Cosmo Cricket, black cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels 1

Punches: Martha Stewart Iron Gate Around the Page Combo
Distress Ink by Ranger: Concord Grape, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo


  1. Cute and fun!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  2. Super cute that cat!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!!

  3. Fabulous colouring of the adorable image, great work on the background paper and stunning details.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx