Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I love Halloween with all the black kitty goodness!

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When I saw last month's Close to My Heart stamp set I just knew I had to have it! The witch is a little on the sultry side and the sentiment is pretty cute. A little homage to 'Wicked', yea? However, there is a black kitty with a curly tail!! <3 I seriously love black cats. Isn't my kitty a beauty?

OK, I'll stop with flaunting my cat's beauty and get back to card making! The card base is Kraft and the background with the purple sky is Doodlebug. I edged the purple sky cardstock with Stamp'n Up's Rich Razzleberry ink. It's a very deep and rich purple and a perfect accent to the paper.

I paper pieced everything and that witch was one pain in the okole to cut out! I used a craft knife where my scissors couldn't go, it was pretty tedious! I didn't cut it perfectly though. A good trick to fix the little bits that you couldn't cut is to run a black Copic marker along the edges to fill in what you missed. I outlined the sentiment with an orange copic (YR07 Cadmium Orange) marker and also colored in bits of the witch's hat and her stockings.

The twine I used is a super cute Halloween baker's twine also from Doodlebug. It has black, orange, and white threads twisted together. I placed a Doodlebug dark purple gem on the center of the bow to draw the purple into the final accent to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!

This project was entered into:
Freshly Brewed Challenges


  1. Hello! I just love your pretty black kitty! She's beautiful! Now about your card.....Wow! I can't even imagine the patience it took to cut out those images! You did a beautiful job! This is such a fun card! TAKE A BOW!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New!"
    Hugs, Sheryl

  2. EEEEK!! This is so adorable, it's scary!!!!! Thanks for joining us at the month long Freshly Brewed Something New Challenge.