The Cat and the Moon

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Halloween card made with the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set! It wouldn’t be Halloween card making without a “cat and the moon” card with the nighttime sky in Halloween colors! Would you believe that I used the Birch background stamp to create the “spooky mist”?? That’s right, if you position the paper just right, you can get this effect with the Whisper White Craft Ink and your Stamparatus! Just another reason to get this background stamp if you don’t already have it!

Your base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch at the bottom of the cardstock to punch out the circle for the moon, and then you will need a 2 ½” x 4 piece of Basic Gray cardstock:

For the sky, use sponge brayers to color with Mango Melody, Granny Apply Green, and Gorgeous Grape inks.

For the moon, I simply pressed the circle cardstock directly onto my Pineapple Punch stamp pad and used my finger tips to press into the ink, which gives the illusion of texture on the moon.

For the brick wall, spritz the paper with water and emboss with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder. I then used a sponge dauber with Basic Gray ink to give the embossed side depth.

I stamped the cat in Memento Ink on the moon, using my Stamparatus so I could ink the stamp repeatedly to get a very dark image (about 3 times). I laid the brick wall on the base layer to use as a guide to adhere the cat in the moon correctly:

If you look at the Birch background stamp, you will see that around the middle area that there a just lines and no wood detail and this is where I lined up the base layer to be stamped with Whisper White Craft ink. Use your Stamparatus for this step as well:

The brick wall is adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals:

The sentiment is heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, use the large gray enamel dots from Monster Bash on each side, adhere to the brick wall, and then this completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the bats in Memento ink, heat emboss the “wicked” with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, and stamp the rest of the sentiments with Basic Gray ink:

Isn’t this a fun and cute card? This was really easy to make and I really liked the idea of creating a different colored sky, I almost started out making a typical nighttime colored sky!

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Heat embossing with the Birch Background Stamp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card creating an embossed background with the Birch Background stamp! The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this stamp is that it would be great for Fall and Christmas cards. I know that we all want to get the most out of our stamps, so I create this card, which is very quick and easy, and a fun alternative way to use this background stamp. What better way to make this background pop than to heat emboss it??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need Rose Metallic Thread, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala is stamped in Rococo Rose on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels, use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock to layer under the sentiment piece, stamp two large and one small butterfly and body in Memento ink, color in the inner wings with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend, color the outer wings with Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ blends, punch the butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and then used my Wink of Stella Pen on the butterflies:

I adhered the die cut layered pieces together, adhered some Rose Metallic Thread behind, added three of the small 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Gem in Rococo Rose, and used my bone folder to curl the butterfly wings:

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and the butterflies are adhered with mini dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the butterflies are stamped in Rococo rose and Flirty Flamingo inks, stamping off once first:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make?? I just love the combination of Rococo Rose and Copper! Have you checked out the newest Stampin’ Blends colors? You now have four of the new In Colors, So Saffron, and Gray Granite to choose from! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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