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Happy HOWL-oween! | CraftyPaws

I’m so happy to be the Topflight Stamps guest designer each Sunday for the rest of September to help showcase the awesome latest Katzelkraft release. I am a huge fan of Katzelkraft stamps, and I was thrilled to see that they came out with a lot of new stamp sets that would coordinate with existing sets that I already love and own. Many of these special sets are only available at Topflight Stamps in the U.S., so go get them while you can!

For this HOWLoween interactive scene card, I used the Doberman and Beagle from my absolute favorite Katzelkraft Dogs Stamp Set along with the witches hat from the Katzelkraft Funny Accessories Stamp Set, the small witches hat and haunted mansion from the new Katzelkraft Halloween Stamp Set, and the cape and broom from the Katzelkraft Pilgrim Stamp Set.

I Copic colored all the stamped images (except the haunted mansion, which I used as a silhouette for the background) using the following colors:
Doberman: Brown: E35 and E39; Black: W5 and W7; Nose: W9; Collar: R35, R37 and Y19; Eyes: YR21, YR24 with Signo Uniball White Gel Pen and Sakura Black Glaze Pen; Ear: R30
Beagle: White: W0 and W1; Black: W5 and W7; Brown: E21 and E23; Eyes: W5 and E23 with Signo Uniball White Gel Pen and Sakura Black Glaze Pen
Witch’s Hat and Cape
: V12, V15, and V09; C7 and C8; Y19.  Broom: YR24 and E15
I then fussy cut all the pieces out and combined the witches hat and the cape on the Doberman, cutting the pup’s ears and re-attaching them behind and around the hat to make them more visible and slightly trimming the cape to fit the dog’s body a bit better. I gave the beagle the smaller witches hat and cut around his paws so that I could tuck him around the broom, and he could fly through the air.

For the background (the top half of the card), I made a mask with the 6th largest Diemond Dies Circle Nesting Die and some thick cardstock and blended on some Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade to create a bright moon. I next used the cut out circle as a mask over the moon and blended on Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire to create a night sky. To soften the edges of the moon and give it a bit of dimension, I blended on a little Seedless Preserves around the edges. Lastly I stamped the haunted mansion so that the turrets would be silhouetted by the moon and add interest to the background.

To create the foreground, I layered the card base bottom of this top folding card with thin black cardstock. Then I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Pop Up Die with extra heavy weight black cardstock and attached it to the card at the center fold. For an added bit of interactive fun I added a clear plastic piece (salvaged from some craft product packaging) to the the back hill with a tiny brad and glued the bloom riding Beagle to the other end. The Beagle can now swing … or fly through the air! I glued the witchy Doberman to the front hill, looking up at his flying buddy. As a finishing sentiment, I used a VersaMarker Pen and heat embossed “Happy Howl-oween” with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder to the card base.

Please click on the following picture if you’d like to watch the process video of crafting this card:

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Catch the Bug Make Us Smile Challenge
Pause Dream Enjoy Cards Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp It On Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Stamp On It Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Pastel Colors Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Favorite Stamping Technique Challenge


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