Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cajun Cat

I wanted to make a vintage-y Halloween card and I decided to use the Well Worn Designer Series Paper as my inspiration.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I love the color combination of Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.

I created the full moon behind the cat by punching a hole in scrap card stock using the 1 1/4" circle punch. I used that as a stencil and sponged with Cajun Craze ink. Then I stamped the cat image in Basic Black ink, and went over the cat a little with a Basic Black marker to darken the image a little more. I also used the marker and the Color Spritzer Tool to create the splatter in the background. A little Crumb Cake ink was sponged over the image to age it a little.

I sponged and distressed all the other layers to add to the vintage feel. One side of the Square Lattice Embossing Folder was inked with Cajun Craze ink before I ran it through the Big Shot. That adds a little more depth to the embossing.  I sponged all the Cajun Craze layers with Cajun Craze ink, and I sponged the DSP with Basic Black ink.  I distressed the Basic Black layers with a Bone Folder.  This all sounds like a lot more work than it was. I just had three colors of card stock, three colors of ink and a few tools out on my work space and just kept playing around with it until I was satisfied. Which isn't easy!
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Scaredy Cat
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Designer Series Paper: Well Worn
Ink Pads: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Markers: Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Brads, Dimensionals

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  1. Love, love.....Halloween is one of my favorite fun holidays!

  2. Hi Sandy,
    You have done it again! Marvelous card! Love the soft, vintage-y feel with the shabby chic elements. You are certainly getting a lot of mileage out of that fabulous Halloween set!

  3. I LOVE your color choice on this card! There is so much texture and I'm sure it's even more wonderful in person!