Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stampin Royalty Challenge 90 September 21, 2011 - Trickster

I've been looking for a some new sketch challenges to participate in and I found this one listed on a blog I visit.  This is the Stampin' Royalty Sketch Challenge - there is a new one every Wednesday.  If you want to play along their address is  I know that October will be here before I know it and I'm really behind making cards to send to friends and family.  I love getting cards for holidays and they are a great way to add a bit of festivity to a room.  I hang Christmas greetings as a garland, and I place others on shelves around the house - even in my kitchen so I can see them every day.    I found this neat vintage cat stamp with the SMILE sentiment in the dollar bin at Joann's.  Who says you have to spend alot of money to make a great card?  I used only a small portion of one 12" x 12" sheet of patterned paper.    I used a different dollar stamp for the light purple background I stamped behind the cat.  I used buttons and ribbon that I already had on hand.  The only thing new I used on this one is the Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents.  I'm lovin' all the new dies - and I'm getting what I can afford one at a time.

I embossed the purple background and made my bow out of wired organdy ribbon.  I dressed up the design a little with a border punch, brads on my sentiment, a gem flower button,  and a little gem heart on my trickster cat's nose.

I hope my card makes you smile and helps get you into the playful spirit of Halloween!

Supplies Used:    Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo Mini Halloween Assortment
"Happy Halloween" from Just Rite Happy Everything Tag Making Kit
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents, Double Ended Tags, Spellbinders for Just Rite Label
Dry Embossing:  SIzzix Texturz Plate Ivy Flourishes
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants Trick or Treat Collection R.I.P.
Border Punch:  EK Success
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender - Embossing Powder ZING! Black


Cathy Weber said...

Love that spider web border punch and that grin on your cat really did make me smile! Very cute and cheerful Halloween card.

Pauline said...

This is fab, a really scary cat! Fantastic for Halloween, love all the little details.

Terry said...

Super cute card. I love the web border!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

ACK! I love that cat stamp! Great funky card! Thanks for playing this week.


Georgeann Manning said...

Seriously wonderful! The colors are fantastic, all the details you put into it, fabulous, very well put together...phenomenal! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!