Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cat and Owl Halloween

These were fun to make-- now I just wish I had made more because I want to send them to everyone!  The look of the Distress Oxide on the black paper is so cool, splatters and all, and I just love the vintage-looking pieces of Tim's Halloween ephemera.  Plus, the addition of the trim yields so much of that hand-made feel and dimension.  They are just cool.

  • All cardstock used was already cut-to-size scraps
  • DOx in Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, and Carved Pumpkin
  • Tim's holiday greeting diecuts
  • Tim's Halloween ephemera
  • Trim from my stash.  I believe the green trim came from Andrea... thanks!  It reminds me of the cat's whiskers!
  • Stickles in Silver added to both cards for some sparkle-factor
  • Bat stamp is by Tim 
  • The pumpkin stamp was bought years ago from the Michael's dollar-bin.  I absolutely love the way it looks-- vintage, but almost timeless. Like, I feel like the image could look hundreds of years old, or from the 1950s... do you agree?
  • Tim's Scribbles stamp added over the background with Distress Embossing Ink and Lawn Fawn glow-in-the-dark EP!
I'll share these cards the the following places:


  1. Wow, I agree that the DOx ink looks really great on black cardstock. These cards are perfect for Halloween. Thank you so much for playing with my owl challenge at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  2. Beautiful retro feel to your cards the backgrounds look fantastic, thank you for joining in at the Alphabet challenge

  3. Awesome card-love that background! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps - Pam DT

  4. such cute cards! i love all the elements you have used here as well as the colors you have chosen. great work! thanks for joining the lost coast design halloween blog hop!

  5. Gorgeous. Love the DOx on the black cardstock. The pumpkin background is cool. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  6. Great little cards even with the ghoulish looking animals. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  7. Mimi, these are great Halloween cards! I love how you've used the ephemera. I don't know why, but I always buy the ephemera, and never quite know how to use it. Your cards are inspiring and I'm thrilled you shared them with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  8. you have created a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  9. Beautiful cards! So fun for Halloween and a treat for anyone who is receiving them! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween Challenge!

  10. What fun cards - I love the retro designs...very cool! Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda!!