Hello!  It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy.  This time we’re getting into an October mood with Halloween cards – whether they are scary, creepy, silly or fun, anything that’s Halloweenish and is A2 sized and fits in a standard A2 envelope will work for this challenge.

I’ve always tended to focus on the fun aspects of Halloween – dressing up in costume and trick or treating.  I have to admit I’ve never much been a fan of skeletons and the Grim Reaper and the darker side of Halloween.  So in browsing through my stamps, I finally settled on creating a black cat wearing a witch’s hat.  The cat and the hat were stamped on a scrap piece of white cardstock, colored with Copics, and fussy cut, and then I attached the hat onto the cat’s head.  I used the current sketch from Seize the Sketch for the layout, turning the sketch on its side.  To make the banner tails match up evenly, I put all three layers together with temporary adhesive and cut them all at the same time.  The temporary adhesive allowed me to detach them and realign them, using permanent adhesive the second time.

I just realized that the dimension of the banner combined with the camera angle make it look like the black mat isn’t cut evenly where the banner meets it.  Trust me, it’s all even in real life.

So now it’s your turn!  Check out the Cards in Envy site for all the challenge details, and share your Halloween creation(s) with us by 7:00 p.m. eastern time Sunday, October 20.  We’d love to have you play along with us!

Stamps: Critters in the ‘Burbs, Hats Off to You (Lawn Fawn); Sweet & Spooky (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); dimensionals (SU)

10 Responses to “Cards in Envy – Now That’s Scary”

  1. Super cute Halloween card, Patricia! I love that little black cat wearing the witches hat and your background is fabulous! Very cute card!

  2. Good work on the card, clean and simple. You got the point across.

  3. Super cute card!

  4. I agree this is so adorable with the cute cat, and I love the fun sentiment and your choice of paper. Great Card xx

  5. Very cute card., I love yor scary sentiment.

  6. Such a fun halloween card, love how you rotated the sketch!

    Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  7. I love your fun Halloween card! Great tip on cutting the banner! ~ Marilyn

  8. this is so FUN 🙂 Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  9. I’m with you on enjoying the fun side of Halloween only, especially with two kiddos. I won’t even allow my son to choose any type of scary costumes, not that he’s ever asked. Your card is adorable. I love the kitty witch. Great interpretation of the sketch!

  10. What a cute Halloween card! Love the cat with the witch’s hat!

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