Welcome to Day 2 of the Queen Kat Design's Blog Hop. I hope you have seen some creative and wonderful works of art so far. My design team sisters are very creative.
Before we get started with my card for today, I want to make sure you are following the hop in the correct order. You should have arrived here from Stephanie's blog. If not, please go back to the Official QKD blog and start from the beginning. I want to make sure you don't miss anything.
The second thing I want to share with you before I reveal my card today is this coupon. It will save you 15% off your next order at the QKD Store. Use the code on the coupon in the checkout and you will see your saving. Vikki has some wonderful stamps and accessories over in the store, so when you are done hopping for today, you should check it out.
Today's theme is BATS. I actually forgot to order a bat stamp when I placed my order for this hop, so I had to improvise. The stamp I used I have showcased before, but I wanted you guys to see how versatile this stamp can be. It's called Vacation Cottage by Catherine Swinford. I showcased it as a Christmas Card and as a Thanksgiving Card. Now, you are going to see it as a Halloween Card. This stamp has so many possibilities that I think it is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
Didn't it come out cute? This was one of the easier cards I have made for the hop. I pulled quite a few things from my stash to use. It's pretty clean and simple, but still packs a punch.
To make this card:
1. Use a standard size card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). I used Basic Black from Stampin' Up
2. Cut a piece of DP to 4"x 5 1/4" for the background. I chose the bat pattern from Recollections Halloween pack. Ink the edges. Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon to 4 1/2" and adhere to the middle of the DP. Take another piece of ribbon about 3" long and tie a bow around the part already on the DP.
3. Stamp your image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, or whatever your favorite black ink is. Color in your image. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and little bit of glitter gel pen for highlight.
4. Trim you image to the size that you would like it. Cut a mat 1/4" larger than your image. Ink the edges of you image. I used DI Vintage Photo. Mat the image.
5. Using pop dots, place your focal image to the left side of the card, evenly spacing all around it.
6. Take a piece of scrap paper that has bat images on it. I used a piece from the Recollections Haunted Estates pad. I fussy cut out three of the bats. Using little pieces of pop dots, attach them to the image randomly.
7. Attach your embellishments. I had these little rhinestone spiders in my stash. I found them at either Michael's or AC Moore a couple of years ago. I lined them up going down the right side and one in the top right corner of the image.
So, it's that simple. If you don't have any DP with bats on it, you can always use other bat embellishments like brads, stickers, or felties. Just remember to pop dot them.
Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of our 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. I hope you are having fun and seeing some new ideas that you would like to try. Now, it's time to move on to the QKD Store for a little browsing and a little shopping. Remember to use your code for a 15% discount on your entire order. Have a great day.
Stamp: Vacation Cottage by Catherine Swinford
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; DI Vintage Photo
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens (Similar to Copics, but much cheaper :); Sakura Glitter Pen in Orange
Card Stock: Basic Black-Stampin' Up; White-GP
DP: Recollections Haunted Estates pad
Embellies: Rhinestone Bats; Bat Ribbon; Fussy Cut bats from DP;
Tools: Trimmer; Scoring Board;
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots
Here is today's blog list. If you missed anyone, please make sure you check them out.
Thanks guys. Have a wonderful Tuesday!