Friday, October 4, 2013

Who's Afraid of Halloween?

Hello, everyone.  I'm back with another Halloween card.  This one is all hand-stamped/wet embossed (no digis).  While I do enjoy digis, I still love playing around with traditional stamping techniques.

I started with a kraft card base and added a torn black strip.  Next I added a torn sheet music page, perfect for Halloween.  For the images, I stamped and embossed with either black or white and then fussy-cut.  The sentiment was embossed in white, and then I tore all around the edges.  Lastly I embellished with three bats.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Cat and sentiment (Stampin' Up! Trick or Treat set), pumpkin (Kolette Hall for Studio G)
  • Ink:  Versamark Water Mark
  • Embossing powder:  The Artful Stamper 
  • Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!, Recollections
  • Accents:  Bats (Dollarama)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks October Challenge #7 Halloween 3E #2
4 Krafty Girls #3 Anything Goes 3E #2
A Little Bit Crafty A Little Bit Shabby (distressing - torn the edges) 3E #1
Animal Friends October - Fall or Halloween 3E #2
Bearly Mine Halloween 2E #2
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Anything Goes 2E #2
Card Makin' Mamas CMM75 Trick or Treat 2E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody #30 Anything Goes UE
Country View Crafts Something Spooky UE
CRAFT #227 Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals 5E #2
Craftin' Boutique #10 Halloween 3E #2
Craftin' Desert Diva's #16 Anything with a Sentiment UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Cute Card Thursday #289 Signs of Distress (torn edges) UE
Cuttin and Stampin #39 Halloween 3E #2
DL.ART Thankful Thursday October Linky Party Anything Goes UE
Fairytale Challenge #77 Pumpkin, Mushroom or Bats (I went with pumpkin) UE
Fresh Brewed Designs October Pumpkins 5E #2
Lady Bug Crafts October - Halloween or Use Die Cuts (I went with Halloween) 3E #2
Left of Center #15 LOC or Some Element of Water (I went with LOC theme) UE
Loves Rubberstamps #72 Anything Goes UE
MFP Speedy TV Thursday Inspiration - Popcorn (see photo below) 5E #2
Moving Along with the Times Anything Goes 3E #2
My Craft Creations Sept.23-Oct.5 Anything Goes UE
My Creative Time Pumpkin 3E #2
Paper Crafting Journey For a Boy (I made it for my brother) 3E #2
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #5
Party Time Tuesdays Spooky Little Monsters (no scary cards) 2E #1
QKR Stampede Fall Colours 3E #1
Sarah Hurley #85 Halloween UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Say it with Stamps 5E #4
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
The Corrosive Challenge Cute and Creepy 3E #2
The Crafter's Café #31 Just a Bit Out There 3E #2
The Male Room #5 Animal, Bird, Fish (I made this for my brother) UE
V's Sweet Ideas #16 Halloween 2E #2
Your Next Stamp Inspiration Photo (see below) UE

MFP Speedy TV Thursday Inspiration
Thank you for looking at my card - your comments make me happy - have a wonderful day of crafting!


  1. Super DUPER cute!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  2. So very cute, I love the Halloween music and the glittery Kitty. Thanks, for joining us in the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  3. This is so cute and not tooo spoooooooky!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  4. So the background paper. Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  5. So super! Klasse!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  6. Klasse! Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüße Doreen

  7. This is such a fantastic make! Thank you so much for joining in the fun over at the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge blog!
    Best of Luck!
    Toni-Marie DT xxxxx

  8. Another CUTE card! LOVE the glitter embellies!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long prize challenge.
    Heather D.

  9. LOVE the torn music sheet in the mix of your cuteness here! Great, great card!! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Diva's Anything Goes with a Sentiment this week!
    ~Donna K

  10. What a great Halloween card, and fab use of a music sheet as a background. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Male Room. Bev :)

  11. Great Halloween card, really fun design. I love the black and orange and the music paper in the backdrop. Fun images too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  12. Another adorable card - love the touches of sparkles too. Thanks for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge.

  13. What a fun card, KT! Love the taunting sound from your music paper, with the halloween characters dancing like that! :-)

  14. a lovely card and fab colours and image, thanks for sharing at craft this week

  15. This is a fabulous Halloween card, I love the torn sheet music and great Halloween images.

  16. Cute Halloween card. Love this cute images and your layout. Thanks for playing along with us in our For a Boy Challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  17. What a great Halloween card! Fab design and your attention to details are super.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  18. ooh super spooky card, thanks for playing along with us at BEARLY-MINE x carol

  19. Great Halloween card! Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  20. Wow das ist so schön geworden.
    Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends
    GLG Tamesis

  21. This is great, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

  22. What a lovely card! I love the fun glitter bads! ;o) Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  23. This is so super cute! Love the traditional design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  24. Love the music sheet in the background! It's fun to get back to basics! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge and good luck!
    DebbieM TCC DT

  25. Fabulous Halloween card...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month..Good luck.
    Wendy x

  26. Wow was für eine tolle Karte.Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Challenge. Viel Glück auch bei all deinen vielen Challenges. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  27. Fun card.Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

  28. Love this! The embossing powder is perfect! Thank you SO much for playing along in my pumpkin challenge over at My Creative Time again! :)

  29. Eine tolle Karte. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

  30. Love your card! Thanks for joining our challenge here at Cuttin’ and Stampin’!

    Teresa R.
    Cuttin’ and Stampin’ DT

    Fresh and Renewed
    Cuttin’ and Stampin’

  31. Well Fit Kitty ~ this card is FABULOUS! LOVE all the fun elements you added and of course the background paper! Thanks for joining us over at My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge!

  32. This is a great card, and the bats are fab. Thanks for joining us this week for "Fall Colors."

    Karal QKR Stmpede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  33. Such a funny card, love it..


    Kindly check my new site for more beautiful digi's if you have some time...


  34. Love the music paper. Thanks for joining in the Sarah Hurley Challenge. Jx

  35. Super Halloween card love the layout, Thanks for joining us on MAWTT, this week, Hugs Vicky

  36. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas, Susan x

  37. great project, thank you for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge - good luck xx Judith DT

  38. Thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. ..Anita DT

  39. What a fun Halloween card!! Thank you for playing along with YNS for this month's challenge!! :) :)

  40. I'm afraid Kitty - kewl card. Thanks for entering our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  41. What a fab card! Thank you so much for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx-