Saturday, September 29, 2012

SCREAM!

I don't know why, but I love making Halloween cards. Maybe it's because I like bold, bright, rich colors - and Halloween cards lend themselves to those colors.

I also think there are a lot of cute and fun Halloween images from which to choose.

For instance: Stampin' UP! Frightening Feline




I joined Joyce's Scary Good Halloween card swap just so I'd have an excuse to buy this stamp. LOL!

So, as I always do when I'm creating for a swap, I made a prototype of the card I would make... and then I looked to see if anything needed tweaking before making the other cards. (I'm bad that way!)

Yes, I thought it needed one little/subtle change...




Isn't it funny how rounding one corner makes such a BIG difference? I like it much better this way.





The inside has just a wee bit of color/fun:




Frightening? No, but fun feline, definitely!!!


Image: Stampin' UP! Frightening Feline
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Paper Company Black and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry and Night of Navy
Punch: Crop-o-Dile Corner Rounder, Martha Stewart Fence, and Stampin' UP! Bat
Embellishments: Buttons (vendor unknown) and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

12 comments:

sassy said...

what a fabulous card love the colours perfect hugs sasyxxx

Athina said...

Perfect Halloween colors! That image is adorable!

~Paola~ said...

I LOVE that stamp!! it's in my wish list!...so glad to see it in your post today...and such a wonderful looking card too.. beautiful color combo w/yellow and dark blue....wow..look stunning together! Yes on the one rounded corner...U are the true master of the round tecnique, not to mention many other crafty talents.♥

ParkNSlide said...

Great stamp & cute card.

Liz said...

very cute, I too love the bold colors you get to use , rounding one side such a cute Trick
Hugs

MaxineD said...

Love your presentation of thecat - great use of the colours Jeanette.
Blessings
Maxine

Marilyn said...

OMG, I love this card! I've seen this stamp before and was always so tempted to buy it and after seeing this fab card, I just might!

mauiquilter said...

Love your card - and the iside rounded corner looks great!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great idea with the die cut for the moon! I love this card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I really like how one small change makes a big change in your card. Oh That SU cat- I LOVE it! I love the fence and the design inside of your card too. Love that cool bat punch too!

Tracie said...

OOoooo....I think I'll try that rounded corner technique. I love that cat stamp!

Carol W said...

Fun, cute, Halloween card my friend...