Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Dotty Bat ....

.... Morning!  I've another Halloween card to share with you this morning - I'm having such fun making them all.  This one is really clean and simple:

Happy Halloween - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - Moonlight
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Elegant Eggplant; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Memory Box - Distressed Windham Collage; Poppy Stamps - Swirly Bat Cutout
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Black; SU DP - Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie; Wink of Stella - Clear



The colours at Just Us Girls - JUGS#315 are so perfect for a Halloween card that it just had to be done.  I cut a panel of black card slightly smaller then the card base.  I die cut the distressed corners and swirly bat and added purple and orange design paper behind.  Before attaching the purple paper I covered it with clear Wink of Stella so that the bat shimmers!  See the photo below.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with white powder - I was very careful to make sure there were no stray bits of white powder.  I adhered the panel flat to the card - easy to post!  On the inside I cut a mat layer of orange design paper and added a fun sentiment and some bats to the white card.  As I've got a Halloween theme, I'm also submitting this to the current challenge at AAA Cards - AAA#50.

I've just been told about another super Halloween challenge over at Poppystamps Challenge -PSC#03 where the theme is Trick or Treat.  As I've used the lovely bat swirl on my card, I'm going to submit over there too!  Thanks Marybeth!

Happy Halloween inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Halloween sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's the photo of the sparkle and shimmer on the bat - it's so pretty in real-life, but in order to show it in a photo, I have to take an out of focus shot - but you can see the shimmer!!

Happy Halloween detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

It's so nice to have Ben and Sophie with us.  They are still a little jet-lagged, but getting used to it now.  We were out shopping yesterday and will probably be doing some more today.  This evening we are all going to see Kat's school concert - "Earth, Wind and Choir" - should be fun!  That's all for now, have a good day.

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16 comments:

Chris D. said...

This is such a great CAS card! Love the shimmer on that cool looking bat! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

maria f. said...

Love how you put the PP behind the images. And of course all the sparkle on the bat. I'm jealous of your concert tonight - much more typical of US schools than here.

Marybeth said...

Hi Deborah! I love the way you used the Poppystamps swirly bat, just beautiful! Love the colors and dotted paper behind the bat.
You could add this to the
http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2015/10/poppystamps-challenge-13-trick-or-treats.html for a chance to win.

Julie Gearinger said...

What a fun card!! Love the use of this week's colors- thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous. Love the different papers and the overall design.

pam said...

Fantastic Halloween card Deborah, love your die cuts and colours.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Olga Direktorenko said...

Adorable Halloween card Deborah! Love the harmony of images and colors that you created!
Olga - Poppystamps DT

Marybeth said...

Your welcome, Deborah So happy you joined us at the Poppystamps challenge with this darling card!

Cheryl said...

This is such a striking card, Deborah! Love how you've showcased the colors!
Just great!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Awesome, clever and striking Debs.
Great halloween make and Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
Sarah x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love the cutting and patterned papers you've used. Wonderful Halloween card. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

Jill Vickers said...

Great use of negative die cuts to create a fun Halloween card! That purple bat is spooktaclar! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AAA Cards! Jill

Melissa L. said...

Oh! This is really cool, Deborah! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Lisa Kind said...

Love those distress corner dies...I know I have them and they haven't been used! And that bat is fabulous! I bet the shimmer is great in person! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Sue McRae said...

Love your use of dotted paper in this great CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month!

Jeanne J said...

Just the sort of CAS that amazes me Deborah. It's clean but still so much going on that it doesn't look naked! Great fussy die cuts that let so much color peek through!

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