I’m Being Followed By A Moonshadow Cat
This Moonshadow Cat Halloween card reminds me of one of my favorite songs – “Moonshadow” by Cat Stevens. No pun intended I promise. The card was made using the Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Cat Punch. I was going to hold on to this card for a while before posting it but I just couldn’t. I love it and I hope you do too.
Try Something New & Renew Your Creativity – It’s easy to get in a rut. Sometimes I get stuck making the s-a-m-e size layers for the s-a-m-e size cards over and over again. *yawn* Then I see something that wakes me up. When I try it, my creativity gets a jump start and I feel re-energized. Know what I mean? The mix-n-match layer sizes on this card are inspired by one of Angie Juda’s cards.
Feel Free To Alter The DSP – the Full Moon & Tree image on the card front is from one of the images in the Spooky Night DSP. The image is repeated in oh-so-convenient 3″x3″ squares on one sheet of the DSP. Cut one out. Then create a mask for the Moon using a 2 1/4″ circle punch and a post-it-note. Place the mask over the Moon and sponge on light-to-dark ink colors to create the wistful moonshine. Remove the mask. Spooky atmosphere in a snap! Or should I say a cackle? (Ta-dum!)
I’ve Got A Cat Punch and I’m Not Afraid To Use It – I love, love, love the new cat punch. Yes – we all know I’m a crazy cat lady but this thing is perfect for everyone. You can use it over and over and over throughout the year. Pet cards, birthday cards, gift packaging, treats bags/boxes for pet lovers or treat bags for your favorite vet-type people. The kitty on this card was punched out of Basic Black cardstock and then adhered to the branch using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Wow ‘Em With A Finished Interior – Spruce up the sentiment inside the card by adding a decorative border or even a stamped and die-cut image like this lovely little cat from the Spooky Cat stamp set. It definitely adds Wow Factor.
BTW – the Cat Punch and Spooky Cat stamp set are available as a BUNDLE. You can save 10% buying them in the bundle! Just sayin’.
The color inspiration for this card is a bit odd. Coordinating colors for the Spooky Night DSP are traditional Halloween colors (see above) but what really inspired me was creating the wistful moonshine. For that, I sponged on three colors of Stampin’ Classic Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. I sponged the colors on from lightest to darkest in gradually narrowing rings around the Moon (lightest color = largest ring) so that the edges have the darkest shadows. Oh! Hot Stampin’ Up! Stamping Sponge Tip: Cut each sponge into quarters before use. Use each quarter for a different color ink. Create a label for each sponge quarter using the Circle Tab Punch and staple it onto the straight edge of the sponge quarter. Four sponges for the price of one! You’re welcome.
Halloween and Fall Projects Again?
I’ve been posting A LOT of Halloween and Fall projects. Here’s my thinking – Halloween will be here before you know it. You, my favorite peeps, need time to order your goodies and make your projects so I figure getting those Halloween ideas out there sooner rather than later is a good thing. Same thing is true for Thanksgiving/Fall projects. Plus – admit it – Christmas in August is just a tad early don’t you think? But how about September? When do you want to start seeing Christmas projects? September or October? Which works best for your holiday crafting schedule? Post your preferences in the comments or on my Facebook page. I’d love to hear from you.
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Buy your Stampin’ Up! holiday crafting products through the Stampin’ With Pixie online store. Click on Pixie or any of the product images to access my store. Thanks much! Contact me if you have any questions. I’m here to help. Peace, love and two Moonshadow Cat’s paws up!