Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2020 - Snarky Cats Halloween Trio: #1

Hey there everyone! Today brings me to my next card, (there are three in this set), using the new Halloween stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, in particular the Snarky Cats Halloween set and Ironworks Layering Stencil. I will have one a day for the next three days so the posts don't get too long. Each one is made the same way, but vary in size and background. Hope you enjoy these. Here is the first, the smallest one (4.25 x 5.5 inches) 'It's Behind Me Isn't'.
Cut all the papers you need...Heavystock to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches plus extra for cutting out cat and hat, black cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5, Wavy Kraft Paper 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, and a kraft card base to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Using the Heavystock and Stamping Platform, stamp the moon image from Sketch Manor using Jet Black Archival, as well as a mask on sticky note for it. Stamp the cat on extra Heavystock as well as a mask for it, and the witch's hat for cutting out, using Jet Black Archival. Cut out the cat from sticky note and lay over cat. Stamp the broom below the cat as if it is riding it.
Cut out moon mask and lay it over moon on card front. Lay the Ironwork Stencil over the card front, and ink in the design with Hickory Smoke Archival. You will have to move the stencil over and continue. Remove stencil and ink over the whole card with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Remove mask from moon and ink over moon and card with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Ink edges in Hickory Smoke.
Add card front to black cardstock mat, and distress edges. Adhere to wavy paper and then kraft card base, inking the edges of both in Vintage Photo Archival Ink. 
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. Stamp the sentiment as well as a bat (you can also just stamp the bat on the card instead) on Heavystock and cut out. Ink edges of sentiment with Antique Linen. Adhere frame to moon and sentiment to moon center with Collage Medium. Adhere bat next to moon.
Cut out the cat with broom and hat. Use Distress Crayons and a Detail Water Brush to color them in. Add shadows as well as color the edges. Add foam tape to the back of cat and adhere to card. Adhere hat to card as if it has blown off. Add Glossy Accents to the eye balls of the cat. Use a white pen to add dots to the sky for stars, and a black pen for movement lines after the cat and to the hat.
(Paper Trimmer, Glass Mat, Stamping Platform, Sticky Note, 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, Sketch Manor 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil: Ironwork 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Halloween Kraft Stock, Deco Frames Adornments
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke,
Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-White Gel Pen, Black Pen
-Ranger Glossy Accents

I'll have the next one in this set tomorrow, so stay tuned!
I'll be again tomorrow. Thank you truly for all the comments everyone. Until then...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. The "It's Behind Me" is my fav of the 3, I just love your patience with the detail cutting. I find the "lefty" scissors are not what they are cracked up to be and still cut backwards with my righty scissors, so I am always impressed by other's detail cutting...

  2. Ok, this is my favorite!!! Love,love the swirl stencil paired up with the Snarky Halloween cats!! Boo to you girlie!

  3. The snarky cats are just such fun Anita and you really have shown them off beautifully in your cards. I love how you created the 'movement' in the cat losing her hat and the sentiment is so perfect. Anne xx

  4. Hilarious! Brilliant positioning of the elements to tell the story... love the hat flying off.
    Alison x

  5. Absolutely Adorable! love the deco frame addition, great idea!


  6. Loved seeing these cards on Tim Holtz's Facebook I am so excited to make some of my own! Thanks for sharing! Think I'll make them into plaques so I can use them for decor! Just found the "print friendly" button at the end of your is fantastic! I am going to start a notebook of all your amazing ideas!!! The kits I purchased from you are great and can't wait to make those too! You are inspiring me sooo much! Thnaks!

  7. Love that phrase! Beautiful work

  8. How terrifically sweet, charming and fun!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  9. I missed this one! The cat on the broom fits perfect. Only you would think of that.

  10. Anita, your cards are amazing! Love the cool background and the way you arranged everything and how you added the colors. AND love the black action lines you drew to give the cat movement! Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas!


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