Friday, October 8, 2010

Distressed To Scare

Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am!!!  My husband has been gone for a couple of days helping his father with some chores before he has surgery on his hand next week and I'm really looking forward to seeing him again!  While he is gone though I thought I'd pop in and share this cute halloween card I made. 

The image is from Penny Black and a favorite of mine.  That little belly poking out from under the hat makes we want to tickle it.  If you have cats at all you know how well that would go over, LOL!!!

My card base is Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of Deep Orange Dream then Halloween Whimsy patterned paper.  I distressed the edges of the patterned as well as the Perfect Plum shadow layer.  The image was stamped on distressed PTI White using Memento Tuxedo Black then colored in using copic markers.  I layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black before attaching to the card base.

To embellish the card I added some ribbon and a bow made with shimmery orange ribbon I got online from Taylored Expressions.  In the center of the bow I added a small black button threaded with DMC White.  I also added two purple rhinestones in the corner of the image.

Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Stamps: Dressed To Scare (Penny Black)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Deep Orange Dream (Colormates), PTI White and Halloween Whimsy Patterned Paper (K&Company)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics T2, T4, YR04, V17, YG13
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Orange Ribbon, Black Button, DMC White, Purple Rhinestones (Kaiser), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape


jimlynn said...

SOOO Cute! Love the little image too. Great distressing!

ilove2write said...

love the cute card.. perfect Halloween card! : )

Laura said...

How adorable is this image.I love penny blacks image.TFS

Carrie said...

this is perfect. that image is so darn cute!!

Paige said...

Your card is adorable! Makes me want to put a costume on my own cat...she'd hate that though!

Dana said...

I love everything about this! Your image is adorable and so is your coloring of it. I also love your DP!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Janis said...

Aww that is too cute! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Marilyn S said...

This is so darned cute! Love the green balloon!

Barbara said...

Your card is adorable. I just love everything about it. This is one of my favorite images too. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Sunday Challenge.

Tracy said...

What a fun image! This card is just adorable. Great papers and a cute twill bow. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Beth said...

I always love to see your work - this little guy is so cute! I see why you love him! :) Great card!! Thanks for sharing your 'treat' with us at StampInsanity! :)

Mary Anne said...

Too cute...this is so darn your colors too!
thanks for joining our 1st bbd design challenge...good luck
Mary Anne

Graphicat said...

Ahahaha!! I LOVE this image! It's one of my favs!!
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

TinaB said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Cowgirl Up! Xx Hugs Tina (DT)

TinaB said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at The 2 sisters challenge blog Xx Hugs Tina (DT)

Wendi said...

Gorgeous card that image is so so cute I like the distressed look too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Tinemor said...

Awesome Halloween card! Like the colors you have used!

Thansk for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best!


Anonymous said...

This is just the most adorable Halloween card I've seen and you've coloured him so perfectly.Fab papers too.Thanks for joining us at CSSC and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Debbie said...

What a fabulous card and great colouring of the fabby image.:)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely cute card. The balloon looks like it is laughing at pussy. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Karen,

I was very excited and happy to see you entered your card at our very FIRST challenge over at Baby Bud Designs. It's a fabulous Halloween card and yours colors are stunning.

Thank you so much also for your fabulous blog, I love it and I am proud and happy to be a subscriber. You make it so easy for us all to take part in many wonderful challenges.

All the Lady Buds are very happy that you are now posting our challenge on the blog, and again we thank you!!

Happy Crafting and GOOD LUCK!!


Karita said...

Oh my, your card is so funny!! :) Image is so cute and brings smile on my face :) Colour combo is awesome and layers are great :)

Thank you for joining at SSC and hope to see you again :)


Jeanette said...

Great card and I smitten over that cute kitty witch. Thanks for joining us at I did It Creations.

Stressed Stamper said...

Great PB image - love the papers for this image - perfect choice

Kleeblatt said...

Beautiful card. I like your image and the colors. Thanks for the playing by CSSC. I hope, we see you in the next week again.
Good luck.
Hugs Monika

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wonderful little PB image, on some lovely papers. Thanks for joining us this week over at Totally Paparcrafts, good luck! hugs Heidi xxx

Lil Sis said...

Great card love the cat in the hat thanks for joining us at CSSC
Beccy x

Poppet said...

Cute card Karen, I love the colours you have used and the image is very cute.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Maria Matter said...

super cute Karen! what a fun image and your papers are perfect!!
hugs & blessings!

Carolyn said...

What a darling card. I love the little kitty under the big hat. Great coloring on it. Your distressing is awesome, and your layers perfect. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx

Marianne said...

I am in love with this cute critter!
Great work on this card!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Craftyanny said...

A greatc card, adorable image and so well coloured too:)
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and Creative Cottage challenges
Anne x

Betty said...

Lovely card Karen great colours used and the image made me smile.
Hugs Betty x

Julie said...

That car is just too cute. Love the creative title to your post. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Rica said...

Fantastic card, great colour combo and your distress edges are fabulous. I love the PB cat in his hat.
Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Sarah A said...

What a FAB image which you have coloured beautifully! The colour combination is perfect for a Halloween card!

Thanks for joining us over on Incy Wincy last week. Sorry for not commenting sooner, I have had a poorly PC!

Sarah x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image and brilliant halloween colours.

Jennie said...

Oh Karen, such a funny card!I chuckled at that little cat! Such a cutie :)

Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a cute card. I don't have cats, but I have a dog tthat can get up to this sort of mischief!!
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Ujjwal said...

The kitty is so cute with the hat!!
Thanks for playing along IDIC!!

Theresa said...

Cute, cute card.

KC said...

great card! I love this image I have never seen it before!!! super cute!Thanks for sharing with us at StampInsanity.

maxine said...

Hi Karen a great card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and lc

Jóna said...

Super cute card Karen :o)
Hugs, Jóna