Saturday, 22 October 2011

Simply Stampin Challenge # 30 - Halloween Card

How exciting - this is my first project as a member of the Simply Stampin' challenge DT!  I'm also chuffed to bits that my friend Kelly is also on the Simply Stampin' DT!  This week's challenge is Halloween and I don't normally make anything for Halloween.  I've just taken part in a Stampin' Up! designer paper share and the fab Frightful Sight Halloween papers made things a lot easier.  As I don't have any Halloween stamps, I combined patterned papers with a punch art bat. 

I made a side opening A6 Basic Black card base to start with and then set to work making the bat.  I know I've added vampire fangs to him but actually, he's too cute to be scary LOL!  The body of the bat is obviously an upside down owl and then I used plain oval punched shapes to make the wings, trimming them with scissors to get some shaping.  I then used the stem/vine part of the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder to add veining detail to the wings.  After adding the eyes and drawing on the mouth I sponged Whisper White craft ink around the bat.  Batty is hanging from the Two Step Bird punch stem and he's popped up.  To make a moon I cut a circle from a piece of paper from the Big Top Birthday pack, it was perfect - yellow with clouds going across it!

Here's a close up photo so you can see batty's wings.

Then when the card is opened there's more Frightful Sight papers, a BOO made with the Broadsheet Alphabet set and a scalloped circle with a spider on it.  The spider circle really does pop out at you 'cos it's mounted on a spring!  I've had the springs in my stash for ages and finally got round to using one!  I added a strip of the spidery paper to the front of the envelope.

I really enjoyed making this card!  Please, please do join in the spooky fun of this week's Simply Stampin' Halloween challenge, I'd love to come and see what you make!

Stamps: SU! Broadsheet Alphabet set
CS: SU! Basic Black, Cajun Craze & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Frightful Sight & Big Top Birthday
Ink: SU! Basic Black & White Craft
Tools: SU! Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle & Large Oval punches, SU! Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals, non SU! spring



kelly said...

hee hee, we both made a punch art bat! How spooky!
Love yours!
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

This bat is just adorable! Love the detail in the wings!!

Sue said...

Oooooooooooo these cards are fantastic Luv Sue x