Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hopeful Halloween!

Don't worry... my title will make complete snarky sense in a moment. After all, it's Saturday, and time for a new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge! We are past Canadian Thanksgiving, American Thanksgiving is still over a month away, so what do we have left? Why, Halloween of course, as well as Breast Cancer Awareness month. So naturally we chose to combine the two. 

We are not even making the challenge that tricky... you can choose to make a Halloween card, a Breast Cancer Awareness card... or go ahead, combine the two in a pink Halloween card. Which at first seemed a little difficult, but then turned out to be a lot of fun:

This also happens to be bargain crafting at its finest, with the stamps from Michaels cheap bin and the cat sticker from an after-Halloween clearance. It must be the spirit of Halloween... I even distressed the edges of the patterned paper! I wanted a less-blended look to the ink distressing (opposite of the usual goal, I know), so I used a stippling brush to give a rougher look to the ink. Almost like that cat's tail brushed across the ink pad. :) 
I was so happy with the outside, I carried the design through to the inside: 

The bats are yet another Michaels stamp! And I do believe the sentiment was on sale. :D 
Visit the Snarky Sisters' blog for more inspiration -- including that of our latest Queen of Snark guest designer, Pamellia! And then I hope you'll join us. 

Supplies: Stampin' Up black cardstock, Echo Park Life is Good patterned paper, Craft Smart & Imaginisce stamps, Brilliance starlite black & Versafine onyx black inks, holographic embossing powder, K&Company Ghostly Greetings sticker, Wink of Stella clear glitter marker

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Pamellia Johnson said...

Hello Sister Lindsey! Fantastic pink Halloween card! I love your little 3d kitty cat and his road of spider webs! Just love it!

Your co-sister, Pamellia :)

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhh look at you go getting all distressy!!! LOVE IT!!!
That card IS crafty goodness at it's best!! It's pink, Halloweeny and three favourite things all in one!

Barbara Godden said...

Looks like you are three for three in Donna's books, Mine too, my fav. after purple is pink and a real love for black cats, awesome job on the Pink Halloween

Chris D. said...

Look at you, getting your distress on! LOL! I love the simplicity of your card, and score on the bargain finds!

Jessi Fogan said...

Not that we've ever had a cat get ink on herself and ended up with some spontaneous embellishment, right? I just LOVE the spiky tail, and the stippled ink is the perfect rough touch!

Violent Kittie said...

I love the kitty on the spider webs, and those bats on the inside with their big round eye as well. Great budget card!

Heather G said...

Love the sentiment with the look on the cat's face...or maybe it's the arched back. Have you found a new technique that we might see more of?

Karen Schroeder said...

Cool card! I love how you have the cat walking on the spiderweb border! The way you distressed the patterned paper gives your card a great grungy look, perfect for Halloween!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Awesome pink halloween card. Looks like my old cat.

Jen W. said...

That cat's puffed up tail is awesome! Totally cracked me up!