Get Crafty with Cards: Halloween Kitty


 

While not really the time of year you might think of to send cards to people, Halloween can be a great excuse to whip up some fun cards! I’ve picked up a decent collection of Halloween stamps over time, plus some fun stickers and embellishments. I decided to have some fun and get crafty with a tri-fold card!

Time to Get Crafty with Cards!

 

Halloween Kitty

Materials

Cardstock

Embossing powder

Heat tool

Large Swirls stamp

Versamark Inkpad

Halloween kitty Digital stamp

Cauldron digital stamp

Halloween spider stamp

Colored pencils

Halloween stickers

Watercolors

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 12

 

A lot of work went into this one. I actually adhered two pieces of cardstock to each other – orange for the outside and beige for the inside.  I used a large swirls stamp and black Versamark ink to create the swirly design, and followed it up with heated clear embossing powder for the glossy finish.  I like the Versamark fine ink because it does such a great job on detailed stamps.

Spellbinders Nestabilities dies were perfect to make my “windows”. I just picked two dies directly nested so one window was larger than the other.

Halloween Kitty

The row of potions about the window on the stone shelf were cut from a stickers strip, and the bat is a sticker as well. I also ran black ink along the edges of the “windows”.

Halloween Kitty

The kitty and cauldron are digital stamps – I found the kitty here at the Graphics Fairy, and the Cauldron here. I merged the two so the kitty appears to be sitting in the cauldron, and drew the water lines. I also used a technique called “paper pieceing” where I printed the images out on different papers and adhered them all together. That’s why the kitty has such a fancy hat, lol.

The stone walls of the dungeon  he’s in were just hand drawn on and inked. I also drew the little bench and the broom, and used colored pencils and watercolors to finish the look. The Halloween sentiment and spider were stamps.

Halloween Kitty

Halloween Kitty

A lot of effort for one card, I admit, but I love the end result! Do you like to get crafty with cards?

Which of these techniques would you want to try?

 

If you like this card, be sure to check out the gallery for my other creations! You can also check out my Advertising page for a way to order a custom made card for yourself – for any occasion! :)

 

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Comments

  1. Thase are really fun cards. I need to send this to my Daughter who is the crafty one in our family.

  2. alejandra castro says:

    these are so cute! i actually have a black cat so i would love to do this!!

  3. I had to stop back again and check out your cards. You sure went into great detail on this one. It turned out great.

  4. I love your cards oh well they are definitely cute Halloween looking <3 x

  5. Melanie S. says:

    I don’t think I have the energy to invest in something like this, but it sure is cute. Love it!

  6. That is seriously the cutest Halloween Card I have seen yet! I absolutely love it!

  7. I LOVE the name of your blog and love this card! I won’t be able to make a Halloween one this year but will be adapting for the next few holidays.

  8. This is such a cute Card! Your so creative! I pinned this to pinterest :) just an fyi, the font you used for the supply list is pretty hard to read on my phone :(

  9. Sooooo cute. I used to have all of that stuff and got rid of it because I didn’t use it. Now I want it back!!

  10. You did a fantastic job! I would love to receive one of these and I would use it as part of my Halloween decorations because it is so nice and festive.

  11. Very creative! I love card making!

  12. Awesome cards! Thanks for stopping by the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop I co-hosted!

  13. That is so cute! I will definitely have to try this out with my girls.. I think they would love to make something like this

  14. I love handmade cards! Don’t have time to get into it myself but I love getting them. :)

  15. Now these are super fun! I wish I was that talented!

  16. I really like all the layering and details in this card. Very, very cute!

  17. very creative – i really like the layered feel of this card.

  18. This would be great for the kids to make for their teachers and even grand parents. You did an amazing job with it. Thanks for the idea. Great Halloween craft.

  19. Beautiful job. About 10 years ago I used to do a lot of cards. They are very time consuming and works of art. I found people did not appreciate them as much as me. So I stopped.
    I hope whoever you give your cards to appreciates the time and effort you put in it. You did a great job.

  20. This is so beautiful and creative. I love cards that are made by hand and even personalized. They show that the person who gave it to you put a little extra love into preparing it and giving it to you.

  21. Although I am very into arts and crafts, card making for one of the things I never got into. I love this Halloween card and I can see a lot of work and time has gone into making it.

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