Friday, October 21, 2022

My Biggest Halloween Fear for As You See It Challenge #286

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As spooky as Halloween can be, I usually have only one fear on Halloween night...I have a black cat named Beetle and I'm always worried that she'll get out when kids come to the door and that some evil cult will get a hold of her and use her for nefarious purposes! Now I know the likelihood of that is pretty slim, but every Halloween, I hear those same warnings about being careful with your cats and I can't help but worry! That's why, when As You See It Challenges came up with this Fill In The Blank Challenge, it was the first thing I thought of to fill in the blank:

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"For me, the spookiest thing on Halloween is always worrying about keeping my black cat safe!"

It worked for me, too, because my Halloween stash is pretty limited! As it was, I had to use a retired punch for my cat. And a Paper Pumpkin stamp for my sentiment, as I didn't have either in my current product stash. But I love how it turned out!

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  • I found some perfect background DSP in my pack of Celebrate Everything DSP, which is a Host Reward from the July/Dec. Mini Catalogue! It has come in handy several times now. I backed it with Parakeet Party and mounted it on a Basic Black card base.
  • Using the Rustic Pumpkin Dies, I die cut a pumpkin, stalk and vines (saving some of the negative pieces from the vines for ghost and cat eyes).
  • I used sponge daubers to sponge Pumpkin Pie ink around and over the pumpkin pieces to give them definition, and Garden Green for the stalk and vines. Then I assemble the pumpkin.
  • I punched the cat out of Basic Black using the cat punch and added the two Parakeet Party eyes using Tombo glue.
  • Using the Tulip Builder Punch, I punched a tulip bloom from Basic White and turned it upside down. After added the eyes, I added my ghost to the back of the pumpkin. I added dimensionals to all and adhered to the card front.
  • I embossed the sentiment in black onto Parakeet Party, then die cut using a die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I added it using dimensionals.
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  1. I love the composition of your card Heather - it looks like the moon is lurking after your cat, I think it's the green eyes! The pumpkin tendrils are cool too - they add to the effect!

  2. I agree - great use of color, spooky balance, and creativity using your products. It would be perfect for every age. Especially like the eyes on the ghosts!

  3. That's such an effective design Heather - love the black cat and those green eyes really make it look spooky!

  4. Heather! I think that your cat is incredibly spooky with those eyes!! You put together a great Halloween card between the moon and sky and that cat! Keep yours safe!


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