Friday, September 5, 2014

Howling Halloween: September Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hello everyone!  Or should I say "Happy Howl-O-Ween"!!  This month's Creative Cafe' KOTM Cute & Spooky is one of the best Halloween stamp sets!!  Just the right amount of spooky.....but the add on sets are so cute!  So I'm sharing a card with the best of both:

Card Base:  5&1/2 by 4&1/4" Black striped cardstock

First Layer: 5 by 3&3/4" orange pearl cardstock....attach the two mini paper clips to the upper left corner before you glue it with Scrap Happy Glue onto the base. 

Second Layer: 1" by 3&3/4" piece of dotted pattern paper glued to a strip of 1&1/4" by 3&3/4" piece of purple chevron pattern paper.  Glue this piece a little more than halfway down the card front.

For the puppy piece, stamp in Black Tuxedo Memento ink, color with Copic Markers, then fussy cut out.

A TIP: for fussy cutting.....leave a slight (1/8" or so) border when you cut around an image....if the white is overwhelming, distress the edges with distress ink in a complementary color (I used Black Soot).  It frames out the cut out, and makes all the edges look perfectly even. 

Cut a 2&1/4" by 3&1/4" piece of the black striped cardstock, cut a 2" by 3" piece of white cardstock, and stamp spider web stamp with Black Tuxedo and distress edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Foam tape puppy piece to the center.  Glue to the black stripe piece, and then to the center of the card front.

The sentiment is stamped with Black Tuxedo ink, trimmed to 2&7/8" by 3/4", distressed with ink, then glued to a banner piece made from the black striped cardstock.  It's foam taped to the card, and I added a few rhinestones.

Here's the finished look up close:

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today....make sure to visit again soon for more spooktacular inspiration!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Halloween Traditions and KOTM add on Too Cute to Spook
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Cute & Spooky
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot; Copic Markers
R02, YR07, YG11, YG63,E31
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Doodlebug rhinestones, mini clips.


Michelle Pearson said...

So very cute! Love the window cards with the web.

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