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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

FSS - Emma the Cat - Halloween Card

It's really hard for me to believe that Halloween is right around the corner already.

The inspiration for my card started with this week's sketch challenge from Eat, Sleep, & Stamp Blog.

I then chose this fun decoupage image from Fred She Said called Emma the Cat. This really was so fun to make because it is an entire decoupage sheet. The Purple background sheet and the orange plaid stripe were also included.  Then there is the pre-colored images of Emma and layered pieces printed several times for fussy cutting and layering.  You really can't see all the layers in the photo, so here is a close up of the many layers.

I love Hand stitching on my cards but this one was a little too busy for that so I just hand stitched around the edge of the card with a simple back-stitch.
The leaves were cut using a sizzix die then shadded with some copic markers for a little dimension. The flower was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge exclusively through Close to my Heaert. I added some purple faux flower soft to the center of the flower.
The Trick or Treat sign is held up with a Foundry Pin Clip also from Close to my Heart. I added a small bow with purple bakery twine.

Other Challenges for this card:
Secret Crafter - Halloween
Wee Memories - Favorite Technique - Hand Stitching,Shading within Nestie Die, Decoupage
Frosted Designs - Fussy Cutting
If the shoe fits...Scrap it! - Inspiration Photo
Stampin' Bee's - Halloween
Stamp Insanity - Photo inspiration
Come and Get It - Halloween
Corrosive Challenge - Purple Passion
My Grafico - Halloween
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Pile it On! - Do it for Fun
Sentimentsl Sunday - Stitching + a sentiment
Paper Creation Ink - Black and/or Orange
Stamp with Fun - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat
Victorine Stamps - Halloween
Anything Goes - Die Cuts or Punches
Clear It Out - Halloween

31 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Love it Nancy! Don't you just love the CTMH Cricut cartridge, it's fabulous!

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a great creation and perfect for our Halloween Challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Lisa said...

Very cute...love the dimension on your sweet little cat girl!!!

Josephine said...

Fabulous colours and dimension.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time and good luck.

Heather said...

AAACCKK!!! I saw this card on Eat sleep stamp and HAD to come over and tell you how much I LOVE IT!!! your colors are perfect and your layered image is just so crazy cool!!! Great work!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

I love how you printed your stam image several times, fussy-cut and layered for dimension! What did we ever do before foam? I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs! **Roberta

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Nancy!! Love the layering, the colors, and the dimension!!

Tracy said...

Amazing what you did with this card Nancy!! So many fabulous details. I especially love the vibrant colors of your card. As soon as I clicked on the link to your card I was in eye candy heaven. Thank you for playing along with this weeks sketch. I'm so glad to have found your blog! You are insanely talented!!!
Hugs,
tracy

Dawn said...

cute card. thanks for joining our Halloween challenge at Mygrafico

Cindy van Oorschot said...

great job doing the decoupage, and nice embellishments to go with it. Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It.
Cindy

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT Halloween card challenge! This Halloween creation is absolutely adorable!

Joanie said...

Lovely fun card and great colours too. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes, Joanie

Andrea Fogleman said...

I really love all the work you put in this card. The layers, colors, are so awesome! Thanks so much for joining us over at Frosted Designs for a challenge this week.

Martha said...

this is just toooo cute!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet, love the colors, Thanks so much for joining our 'layers' challenge at Paper Sundaes this week
Hugs Julie P

Kathleen said...

Awww what a fun image, very cute
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat xx

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thanks for playing with The Pink Elephant: Trick or Treat challenge! Joy DT

Tameko said...

Fabulous project. Love the colors and dimension. Thanks for joining the SS challenge

Jane said...

Cute 3d image, love your purple pumpkin paper.

Dora said...

Awww what a fun card.. definitely not spooky but so cute, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck .

Helen said...

Spooktacular card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Cathy Fong said...

WOWW!! amazing card, Nancy! love ur coloring and the dimesion on ur card. fabulous details too!!! To be eligible for prize please only combine our challenge with up to 4 other challenges . Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories Challenge :)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Super cute card, love the layout and colour combo, adorable image. Thanks for joining in our challenge at OSAAT and good luck Julie DT

lesleyworth said...

fantastic card! love the layered image! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Frances said...

Wonderful card! Great coloring!!! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant!!!! :)hugs, Frances.

Amanda R said...

Adorable card and those layers look fantastic! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

Lynn said...

What a super card and love the cute 3D Image! Anything to do with paper tole is right up my alley!!
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
Huggs
Lynn DT x

Dawn said...

Wonderful. Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico

Debra G Smith said...

Fabulous Card!! Thanks for joining us over at The Corrosive Challenge!!
Debra...DT

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink