Hey there friends! How are you doing? Can you believe it's October 1st already? It seems to me that this second half of the year is charging ahead at full speed, and we are barreling headlong towards Christmas!
Well, for today's Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie card, I DID NOT make a Christmas card. Yes, you read that correctly. Shocking, isn't it? I was kind of surprised about it myself, but it did help that I had this image already colored with alcohol markers, just waiting to be used. Here is my card:
This adorable Halloween cat image is actually part of a mini set called Cutesy Halloween Blocks. I must have had plans to use her last year, but then never got around to it. Another odd thing is that I actually fussy cut this image out! I *HATE* fussy cutting, but if I recall, this one wasn't too bad to do at this size. Anyway, I just picked up these pumpkin dies at Michael's, and thought this would go perfectly with my kitty. My 110lb. black card base is 5.5" square. I layered on a piece of this olive green textured card stock from the 12x12 Recollections Fall Solids paper pad, which I had embossed with a large dotted folder from Sizzix. I then lightly sanded that piece with my Tim Holtz sanding block, and then lightly went over it with Black Soot Distress Oxide.
The SPOOKY sentiment is a wood block stamp from Studio G, which I stamped in Walnut Stain Oxide ink. It didn't dry for the longest time, and I actually smeared the letters a bit. I decided just to go with it, and proceeded to smear all of them. My Squirrel Sisters thought it enhanced the "spookiness" of it. The pictures don't show it very well, but you can see it better in person. Just before taking the photos though, I wanted to make sure the sentiment could be read as it had dried back quite a bit, so I went over it with a brown alcohol marker. It looks a bit rough IRL, but it IS a Halloween card, right? I added some matte solid black sequins from the Bee Creative Sparkle Blend mix here and there.
Here are a couple more photos of my card: