Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2020 - Snarky Cats Halloween Trio: #2

Hey hey hey! Here is the second and medium size (4.5 x 6.25 inches) Snarky Cat Halloween Card, 'Great  Ideas Butterfly Costume', using the new Halloween Snarky Cats and Specimen Stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous. Hope you enjoy!
Cut all the papers you need...Heavystock to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches plus extra for cutting out cat and butterfly, black cardstock to 4 x 5 3/4, Stripes Kraft Paper 4 3/8 x 6 1/8, a 1 3/8 by 5 1/2 piece of kraft for the floor part, and a kraft card base to 4.5 x 6.25. Using the Heavystock and Stamping Platform, stamp the background image from Tapestry for wall paper using Vintage Photo Archival. Let dry. Stamp the cat, butterfly, and sentiment on Heavystock for cutting out, using Jet Black Archival.
Add two strips of Tissue Tape to the 1 3/8 x 5 1/2 inch piece of kraft. A little kraft will be left showing for a baseboard look. Ink the edges in Vintage Photo and adhere to card front bottom. Stamp the spider and web in the upper right corner of the card front using Jet Black. Add card front to black cardstock mat, and distress edges. Adhere to stripe paper and then kraft card base.
Color the front of the Deco Frame with a Black Soot Distress Crayon and rub the crayon in to all the bumps in the frame. Use a paper towel to wipe off the excess not in the recessed areas. Adhere stripe kraft paper to the back. Cut out the sentiment in groups of two words, ending with the last two words separated to fit into the frame.  Ink the edges of the words with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and adhere to the stripe paper in the frame. Adhere to card front on the upper left corner with Collage Medium.
Cut out the cat and butterfly. Use Distress Crayons and a Detail Water Brush to color them in. Add shadows as well as color the edges. Use a white pen to outline some parts on the wings. Cut wings in half and adhere to card. Add foam tape to the back of cat and adhere antennae to its head. Adhere cat to card on the wings. Add Glossy Accents to the eye balls of the cat as well as to the spider body. NOTE: I should have drawn a line from the cat's armpit to shoulder so it looks like the wings are slipped on for a more costume like look, but I forgot. You can do that though.
(Paper Trimmer, Glass Mat, Stamping Platform, Scissors, Distress Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Stamping Block, Detail Water Brush, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Snarky Cat Halloween, Tapestry, Specimen 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Vintage Photo
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Halloween Kraft Stock, Halloween Design Tape, Deco Frames Adornments
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-White Gel Pen
-Ranger Glossy Accents

I'll be back tomorrow with the third one. Thanks again everyone! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. so cute and clever! I love the bright colors and that cat, well it's just hilarious! thank you Anita for sharing!

  2. Oh my this is so fun and wonderful Anita. I love all the elements. The Snarky Halloween cats have nor arrived yet in my store, but i can´t wait to play with them. I keep your card for inspiration!!

  3. so funny!!!! I wonder if my cats would wear wings...... LOL. love the colouring on the butterfly!!

  4. I love all the details and techniques! Adorable

  5. This is my definite favourite, the cat is adorable and the Monarch wings are just fabulous. Another beauty of a card! xxx


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