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