Monday, August 1, 2016

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Purr-fect Halloween

Welcome to our blog hop illustrating the August Stamp of the Month: Purr-fect Halloween!

If you have come from Darlys Recker's blog, you're on the right path.  If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list on Melinda Everitt's blog here.

Because so many of the images on this stamp set are related to Halloween I decided to make a non-Halloween card to show you other ways this fun cat image can be used. I happened to marry into a family of cat lovers, even though I'm actually a dog person. I will have plenty of people to send a card using this great sentiment - You're one CRAZY CAT!

I white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black with stars from the Magical paper pack. The background was lightly painted an aqua blue after spritzing the watercolor panel with water. The cat was stamped and colored with ShinHan Alcohol Ink markers. I couldn't get subtle stripes on the cat that way so I used a Blender Pen and the ink in the lid of the Champagne stamp pad.

The other papers include two new colors from the Adventure color family: Tangerine and Raspberry, mixed with a little Lagoon from the newest Paper Fundamentals assortment.  I stamped the banner twice on top in black then stamped it again on Lagoon, Tangerine, and Raspberry. It was quick to cut out the simple shapes and glue onto the main panel's stamped banner. I thought the ruffled hat edging would make a fun border so I stamped it repeatedly near the edge of a 1/2" strip and cut it out, gluing it under the main panel. When I cut out something like that it only needs to be an approximation of the edge because that's the way a die cut would look, simply near the stamped edge.

I hope this gives you inspiration for another way you can use this stamp of the month. You can purchase this stamp of the month or any of the supplies I list below on my website links if you don't already have a Close To My Heart consultant.

Thank you for visiting! Now you're ready to move onto the lovely artwork from Michelle Stewart. Enjoy the journey!

5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe (All materials used are CTMH):
Papers - Watercolor Paper (background panel), Magical Paper Pack (black), Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack, Adventure Fundamentals Creative Collection
Stamp - S1608 Purr-fect Halloween
Ink - ChampagneMemento Tuxedo Black, Versamark,
Tools - Medium Water brush, Watercolor PaintsBlender Pen, ShinHan Touch Twin markers - Barely Beige and Pastel Peach, Ranger White Superfine Embossing Powder, Craft Heater, 3-D Foam Tape,
Embellishments - Gold Sequins


Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Very cute! I love it!!

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice job coloring the cat. Like the subtle "stripes"

Jean McNulty said...

So cute it!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wonderful paper choice! Really cute!
:) Marie

Nancy Womersley said...

Love the colors!

Catherine Nowak said...

Wow!! I love the way you used the ruffle as a border and how you colored your cat to look like a tabby.

Michelle Stewart said...

Love how you used the ink for creating the cats stripes, when one thing doesn't work, try another.

Brenda Lapp said...

Phenomenal! I LOVE how you created the border! Clever use of techniques.

123 flames said...

Love the background and the banner!