Friday 6 September 2013

Animal Antics

Hello Crafters out there,

I did get around some stamping last night. Inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Animal Antics and this Sketch by Freshly made Sketches, I created a Halloween card.

DCWV Textured Card - orange
Heyda black cardstock
white watercolor paper

VersaColor black
ColorBox Frostwhite
Top Boss watermark
Tsukineko Emboss dual pen
Uniball Signo broad white gel pen 
Watercolor pencils

Stampin' Up "Kleine Wünsche"
Unity Stamp Company "SHEart Doodles"
Artemio background stamp (handwriting) <- the set seems to have no name
Free digital bat stamp from the Alley Way

Clear embossing powder
Black fine embossing powder
Foam dots, Taperunner

What a list, I was never aware I was using so many different things...

Once again, I had to (clear) emboss the printed image, to keep the ink from running, but with the lines rather bold, that works nicely. I also embossed the sentiment and stiching in black.
As usual I used my daughters' watercolor pencils, to color the bat. "My" Inktense pencils are already on my wishlist for Christmas. Like so many other things...

For example black ribbon, of which I seem to own not a single inch. So for the ribbon in the sketch I had to make do with a slim piece of black cardstock and three white gel pen dots. But I have to admit, for this image I like the simplicity better, than I would have liked a ribbon and bow.

 To pop up the wings so much, I used 3 foam dots on each side, one close to the body and two on top of each other towards the outside. This makes the card a bit bulky, but I will probably never send it anyway. Halloween is not greatly celebrated in Germany, and I really don't know anyone to send it to.

Wishing you a very early Happy Halloween


  1. Very cute! Great take on this sketch!

  2. This is a great Halloween card! I love the patterned paper with the zig-zag stitching and the bat is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!