Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Eyes Have it. . .

This month's theme at Stinkin' Inkers is "The Eyes Have It," which opens up a whole bunch of interpretation!  I struggled with this theme for a bit; I looked through every single pad of paper I have, looked online for some sort of "eye" background paper {and of course, I found one in a paper pad but I cannot remember what pad or who made it!} and went to our fearless leader for some inspiration.  Then I remembered a stamp and die set that I just bought; it's not new, but it's new to me!  That set, coupled with some googly eyes, bore this card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
Purple Card Base

Authentique "Spirited" Paper Pad, 12" x 12", #SPI020 {retired but available}
My Favorite Things/Die-Namics BB Which Way is the Candy Stamps 
My Favorite Things/Die-Namics BB Which Way is the Candy Dies
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Watercolor Paper
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
White Scrap Card
Cross Stitched Rectangle STAX by Tutti Designs, #TUTTI-410
Googly Eyes
White Gel Pen

I had already stamped a few images from the stamp set onto some watercolor paper and had colored them in with my Zig markers; one of the images happened to be the bat.  Bingo!  I quickly stamped, colored, and cut four more bats, added the googly eyes, and set them aside to dry.

Another Peek

Even though they are supposed to be black, I think the bats look more purple to me.  I know if I had colored them in solidly with any black marker I could have achieved a true bat black, but I wanted these guys to seem sweet, not scary.  I matched the bat color to the dotted designer paper and mounted that onto the purple card base.  I almost forgot - I used a white gel pen to color in the fangs of the bats.

Once the bats were dry, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, cut it out with the cross stitched rectangle die, {truthfully I only used that die because none of my other shapes fit around the saying} and glued all the pieces together.  The longest part of making this card was waiting for everything to dry!

I think this can be a really fun theme so I hope you can get your eyes on something that will fit and join us at Stinkin' Inkers - you have all month to play and with Halloween right around the corner, I'm sure you have something {monsters, perhaps?} you can use.  Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you at the "The Eyes Have It" challenge. ~ Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys - Happy Halloween!
Stamping Sensations - M, Something Beginning with B {Bats!}
Creative with Stamps - M, #31, Halloween or Leaves

Just For Fun - M, Halloween!
Papercraft Business Challenge - M, #11, Anything Goes, Twist of Halloween
Scrap from your Heart - M, #26, Use Dies
Always Fun Challenges - #78, Dies and Punches
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - M, Something Spooky!
Sweet Stampin' - Spots
YNS (Fun Friday) - #98, Fall Fun


  1. Awww, this is such a fab make, I love cards with humour


  2. This is funny! I like the big eyes that you have add. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping sensations this month.

  3. Oh my gosh, how fun! Love these adorably spooky bats with the funny little googly eyes!

  4. A real fun card with all those Bats, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Stamping Sensations chsallenge.

    B x

  5. This made me smile! Great googly eyed bats - and thanks for coming over to Stamping Sensations for our 'B' challenge!

  6. You can't go wrong with googly eyes! This is just a super cute Halloween card, I'm so glad you shared it with us at JFF Stamps! Wendy DT

  7. A fantastic fun card and a very good idea with the eyes. Who would think that bats could look adorable haha. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  8. I love this! it is so cute! The google eyes add so much fun to this card. Thanks for sharing at Just For Fun Stamps. We hope to see you back again.

  9. Aww how spook-tacular! Love the doodle eyes so much. Super fun. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  10. What fun! I am not a fan of bats, but add googly eyes and colorful polka dots and it is not scary at all. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

  11. Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  12. Such a fun card. Love the googly eyes. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Scrap from your hear.

    Hugs DT Katrine

  13. These bats are adorable! Such a fun Halloween card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  14. That was a really cool card! Thank you for joinging us at Scrap from your heart! DT Anita

  15. This is such a fun card! You did a great job and I love the googlie eyes.Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft Business October 2018 Challenge. Good luck and I hope we see you again for our next challenge.
    Aletha Jane
    PB Designer

  16. Hi Christi! I am just loving all of those googly eyes on these cuties. Great card!
    Thanks so much for joining my Happy Halloween blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  17. ahhhh love the fun eyes on the bat!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  18. Adorable card. Love the patterned paper and those googlie eyes on the bats are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Creative With Stamps.

  19. Thanks for joining us this month at Papercraft Business Challenge!
    Love the googly eyes and the punny sentiment.
    Hope to see you for our upcoming challenges!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  20. My, your bats are just the cutest ever. Love how you have used those Googly eyes. Hugs ValeryAnne(85)

  21. Oh my goodness this card is so cute..i mean, scary. LOL. Very cute and I love the addition of the googly eyes! Thanks for joining the challenge this month at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  22. Hi Christi,
    It's interesting isn't it how we have a creative block happen sometimes? Have you tried pinning some inspiration on Pinterest? I find that it helps a lot for me :) I have lots of boards on my Pinterest account that may give you some inspo in the future. You can find the link on my website.

    However, you have done an awesome job with your design & love how you were able to incorporate the googly eyes to represent the theme. Fantastic idea. I love it. Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)

    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business
    Home of the Papercraft Challenge Planner.

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  23. Adorable card. Nothing can compete with wiggle eyes. Thank you for sharing with the Just For Fun October Challenge.

  24. Hi Christi! You are our October challenge winner at JFF Stamps! Please contact me at to claim your prize! Wendy DT Coordinator


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