October 9, 2015

Full Moon and Glitter Kitty

Hi! Amy Davis from Amy's Artsy Stuff here today with a card for Halloween. This is such a fun time of year. I have to admit I don't really get into the scary or horror side of it. I can't even watch Jurassic Park without nightmares (no kidding). So while I used the scary tree and scary kitty, I made them pretty instead. lol


There are a lot of elements to this card but they are fairly easy. I started with a piece of black chalkboard paper and cut it down to make a card front. Admittedly I don't know much about pan pastels but I had this white that I thought would be perfect. So I used my finger, rubbed it around in the pan and then on the paper to make the smoky or foggy look. It also sparkled which was a bonus. I went all the way around the edge just using my finger and the white. Essentially I kept rubbing until there weren't any heavy areas or finger prints. Then I used the Chalk Edger in Tin Can to stamp the tree, cat and sentiment directly onto the paper.


Next I created the moon using the Altenew Stamps on whisper white. I stamped the bottom layer in Tin Can and the darker layer in VersaFine Smoky Gray. They were just different enough in color to show great details and I cut the moon out by hand.


I wanted a 'ring' around the moon. I used pastel's to do this. Again, I'm not super familiar with pastels so this may not be the 'official' way to use them. I started off with yellow, then orange and finally red to add the ring. I did this prior to gluing the moon down so it wouldn't be on the edges of the moon.
After that I stamped the scary tree and cat in black on whisper white paper. I started to fussy cut them out and decided to use the Scan n' Cut instead. I stamped 3 images of each so if one was messed up I still had 2 to select from. It cut them out in just a minute, way faster than I could cut them out. Using the mini blender and distress black I went over the edges and the stamped image to darken it. When I glued them down I offset them from the lighter image I had stamped on the paper directly. This made it look shadowed.


I glued down the moon as well. Once the glue dried I added the orange skittles from the Halloween Skittle Set to tree swirls. I wanted to set the cat off so I added green stickles to the eyes. Then purple for the hat and then I had to do the rest in black. Looking at it up close it seems distorted but if you look at the overall card it is a pop of color and glitter that sets it apart.


The right bottom corner seemed blank so I used decorative scissors to make the diagonal cut. Then I stamped the bat on the black piece I cut off so it had the foggy look already. I fussy cut the bat and added a little more of the pastel. Using tangelo twist paper I cut the card base, glued down the black card front and added the bat. I love how it turned out.

Tip: Years ago when I started scrapbooking someone taught me about the 3 dots. No matter how the page looked, if it was missing that something you couldn't put your finger on, add the 3 dots. It always works! Of course you can over dot but for the most part adding just a few here and there is perfect. It gives it whatever it was that you felt was missing. I would love to see how you use your dots, so please share. :)

Thank you for reading and I would  to hear from you!

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  1. Cute card! love the stamp cat!

  2. Love that moon stamp! Nice card and not too scary.

  3. Beautiful card Amy! Those skittles look like little glowing pumpkins on that tree!!! ^__^ I love that smoky fog look you gave to the sentiment and the sparkly kitty! I haven't used these chalk edgers yet but I am really digging the look so I might give them a try soon! Thank you for sharing! <3 *Big Hugs*

  4. Your card is delightful...lots of sparkle and lots of fun! The three dots tip: awesome! I'll be using it for sure!

  5. Thank you all so much. I definitely want to see what you all create. :)


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