My crafty friend Tina (YT: The Scrappin Rabbit) asked me if I would join her in a collab to craft some Halloween projects with the theme Cute Critters. Well, if you know me, you know she hit the nail on the head with the theme because I cannot resist cute critters (especially puppies) so I was all in. If you’re interested in participating in the accompanying challenge (the prize is fantastic and there is nothing to mail in), I will link to it in the video (linked below) for this project.
I don’t normally keep a lot of colored card stock, and I like the softer, more natural look of inked card stock for die cutting, so I made this slim line scene card largely with inked papers. The background sky was blended on with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers with a hint of sunset yellow added with Mustard Seed. The MFT Grassy Hillsides were colored with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. And the Diemond Dies Spooky Tree (sold out but this is a similar spooky tree) was inked up with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain. The only part that I die cut from colored papers was the Diemond Dies Spooky House, which I made with black and tangerine orange card stock scraps.
For the Fun Stampers Journey Costumed Cuties, I Copic colored and fussy cut out all the puppies and the Jack-O-Lantern treat bags filled with bones as follows:
Ears: R20; Brown fur: E11, E13 and E15; White fur: W0 and W1; Cape: N4, N5, and N9; R24, R27, R29 and R39; Cape closure: Y38
Pirate Pup (colored up like my Babaloo):
Black fur: W7, and W9; White fur: W0 and W1; Red scarf: R24, R27 and R29; Black hat and black and grey striped shirt: N2, N3, N4, N5, N7 and N9
Bulldog Frankenstein’s Monster:
Brown fur: E55, E57 and E59; Ears: R20; Green shirt: YG61, YG63, and YG67; White and grey side screws: W0 and N2
Jack-O-Lantern Treat Bags:
Blue: B00, B01 and B02; Orange: YR01, YR04 and YR09
I added highlight lines with Signo Uniball White Gel Pen, darkened the eyes and noses with Sakura Black Glaze Pen and added shine on the bones and noses with Ranger Glossy Accents.
To add some extra little finishing touches, I splattered on some white acrylic paint to create the sense of a starry night. To cover up some of my over-splatter and smudges, I added 3 glittered card stock bats (they were included in my collab package). As a finishing touch a also used Art Glitter Glue with a Fine Tip Nozzle to glue on a handful of tiny metallic stars that were part of the sequin mix.
CLICK on the picture below to watch the card making process video:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make It Sparkle Challenge – glitter star sequins
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Shaped Card Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Art Impressions Scenic Route Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge