Monday, October 7, 2013

Trick or Treat Party Cat

As some of you know, I absolutely LOVE cats.  I love them so much I collect cat stamps (and some people would say I actually collect cats; however, with only four I am a long way from being a cat lady & yes, the thought has crossed my mind) and I made this Halloween card with one of my favorite cat stamps from Lost Coast Designs  – he is wearing a party hat on the actual stamp but I made him a bit more seasonal by giving him a cute little witch hat.  What I did was stamp my image (with Ranger’s Archival ink in Jet Black) on a panel of white card stock & then stamped a partial image of just his head.  I colored the hat in with my black Sharpie and cut it out.  Then I just added a little strip of black to make the rim of the hat and put a little punched out orange star where the buckle typically is.  Then I got to use my new stamp set from Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous called Simple Sayings (CMS155) – I tried several ways to get the outline stamp and the word stamp to align up and found that stamping the outline and then positioning the phrase inside it was the easiest.  I stamped both stamps on a piece of card stock that had actually been overspray from another project I did (the overspray is made up of Fireworks! spray).  Then I just layered the cat and the saying on a black card stock base – easy as pie! (Yum, pie sounds really good right now!)  Hope you enjoy my art & please do follow my blog so you will never miss another amazing post - xo

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Country View Challenge - Something Spooky
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -  Cats/Dogs/Pets/Animals
Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Big & Small
Crafty Calendar Stamping - Halloween
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Stars


  1. What a fun card! Kitty wants the candy too! ;) Love the way you put a hat on her. So clever!

  2. Such a fun card Christy and so perfect for our theme this month.

    Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Dana :) I appreciate your comments :)

  4. Love the cute image, and the pop of Orange on the cat's hat.

    1. Thank you Shelly - I appreciate you taking the time to check out my kitty :)

  5. That Cat is too cool! Love how you dressed the kitty all up for Halloween! Love the pop of "Fireworks."

  6. I love the hat on the cat! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  7. It's a cat with a hat, fab card for Hallowe'en! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  8. Love this project - very haunting! Thanks for joining in with our Spooky Country View Crafts Challenge!


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