Sunday, September 20, 2009

Night of the Black Cat

From The Funkie Junkie
Here is my last guest designer card for the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog. Whew, those three months sure went fast. I have so enjoyed being part of that talented group. This challenge is a sketch challenge and I chose to make it a seasonal card - Halloween. I haven't really gotten into making Halloween cards in the past, but last year there were so many great vintage Halloween images out. I didn't get a chance to make any cards with them so I have been looking forward to making two or three this year. I love the way this one came out. The black cat images are vintage ditigal images that I bought on Etsy (sorry I don't remember the seller's name). The card is made on a shell of Basic Black; The next layer up is also Basic Black, clear embossed with the old SU Filagree stamp. I love the black on black effect of the clear embossing on the black. The stamps used are from Pink Paislee's Twilight Collection. The paper is Melissa Frances "Garnet" and the retired SU Pumpkin Pie DSP. Both papers were altered. The black design on the Melissa Frances paper was brown, but I took a black marker and inked over the brown.

The orange striped paper from the Pumpkin Pie collection was sponged with Creamy Caramel and a little Tim Holtz Vintage Photo to tone it down a bit. I used the same ink treatment on the orange gingham ribbon. It was to bright and white. The tiny little cats were punched out with an old craft punch. The ones on the front were also glazed with Crystal Effects. I also created a flourish by making small dots with black dimensional paint. Below you can see the inside of the card.

I am also entering this card into the Creative Card Crew challenge this week, which is to decorate the inside of your card. Additionally, the Cute Daisy May blog has a challenge this week to use texture on your card. I always load up with texture. I think that's my favorite part of card making! So I have entered this card in that challenge too.
Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


rozzyb said...

Hi Linda
hope you are well, fantastic card yet again :) (Still no link!).... I have now subscribed via Atom so I can find you.... I dont get time to blog hop very much, but I love looking at your work. You are a great inspiration.
have a great week
hugs rozzy xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, stunning card! Anesha

Beautiful Greetings said...

Linda this is gorgeous! I love halloween cards and this is one of the best I have seen. Great job!

Dianne said...

OHHH Linda, I love this card. All the details are so wonderful !! This is the best Halloween card I have seen so far on any of the various sites I visit.

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda this is fabulous ! The detail is amazing. Sue x

Anonymous said...

Linda this is one fabulous Halloween card! I am trying to get myself in gear and make some Halloween cards but my Sophie has me too busy to get in my craft room:(

Jane Wetzel said...

love everything about this! sooo cool!

Paula said...

Oh wow Linda this is absolutly fantastic and the inside is just has fabulous i jus love those colours together.Thank you for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card... love the great color combo... and the cats. :o) TFS!

Anonymous said...

Bandito says!

PAWS up! This is a WINNER!

Nothing like black cats to bring in October and Halloween

Sandra H. said...

Wow, very, very nice card!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Linda - thank you for joining us at CDM this week
Ann x

coldwaters2 said...

Marvellous creation love all the texture and colours thank you for joining us at Cute Daisy May this week hope to see you back next week.

Lorraine x

csroyal said...

Super Halloween card!!

Jenny Gropp said...


Donna said...

Amazing card both inside and out, those cats look fabulous! Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge. Donna x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Nice work - love it! Love the attention to the inside of the card! Thanks for joining the CDM Challenge this week!

Mira said...

This is so gorgeous, I just love it!

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