Wednesday, 15 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 15

Hello folks, and it’s day 15 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Halloween Blog Hop.  All you have to do to take part is to hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project.  All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

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This is a card made using Karen Burniston's Spiral Circle Pull card die for Elizabeth Crafts, (see theYouTube video for how to put it together)  G45's Eerie Tale papers,   one of the Xcut Build-a-scene dies and the Movers and Shapers bat die.  The cat is from a set by Docrafts.  He comes with a couple of different costumes and sets of props.


Open up the card and the bats "fly" on the acetate spiral and the message is revealed!  

Here's the Vine of it in action.



You'll also notice that the cat is now mirror imaged.  I used Memento ink to stamp onto non-absorbent surfaces and then put the card on top of the stamped image and rubbed the back to lift off the ink.  The image is a bit paler than the direct stamping.  I tried the technique using waxed paper, my craft sheet and a silicon mat (supposed to be for rolling pastry on...like that was going to happen!)  I couldn't see much difference in the quality of the resulting image Once they were both coloured with Promarkers the differences became less noticeable.

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14 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

EEK! How fun! LOVE the flying bats! Great tip on mirroring the stamp. Gotta try that. Fabulous card! xxD

maureenjscott said...

Oh wow! Fabulous flying bats, that's a great technique! And I love the backwards stamping - great tips! x

DogsMom said...

Those bats really do fly!
I look forward to your Vines.

TangledBlueRose said...

Love your action card! The bats are awesome! Love the cat, wonderful coloring!
Thanks for sharing with the Vine clip!~kim

NanB said...

totally awesome card! I love cards with movement! So fun! Those bats are coming out right at you!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Really cute flip card. Love your cat and bats.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love it! Excellent flip card! Thanks for the info re stamping the mirror image!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Another great "action" card! Love that cute little costumed cat!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

OH MY GHOUL, I LOVE LOVE THIS! What a brilliant card, love the kitty and those bats are awesome!

Julia said...

Great card, those flying bats are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca pettit said...

Cool card layout. Love the pop up type action. Spooky

Steph said...

How awesome! That spiral it's so cool, thanks for demoing on vine too.

Sarah Nancarrow said...

I adore your interactive cards and creativity!! Love the way the bats scatter and fly as you open the card :)

Christine Kiehl said...

Thank you for the videos of your cards in action! They are fantastic!