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Boo! It's Monday! :) Did you get all you wanted accomplished this weekend? Well, I didn't. I started off strong, then sort of lost my momentum after Friday night. I was able to create this quick mini Halloween card featuring Lawn Fawn's Heebies Jeebies stamp set.

I've had this idea to have the bats hanging off multiple diagonal lines, but the first time I tried to create the concept, it didn't work out so well. My initial idea was to stitch diagonal black lines on cardstock, similar to how I drew them here, but with more texture. Then, I wanted to stamp the bats and have them all black and one colored on each row. Well, I realized that the stamps weren't solid and that if I colored it black, then you wouldn't see the details. DUH! So, of course I could've stamped the bat on black cardstock with white ink, but that just took away from my idea. So...I tried it again and here's what I ended up with!

Yes, I couldn't wait for my tacky glue to dry, and that's what's peeking through the buttons, but it will dry clear!

  1. Trim cream cardstock to about 2.25" x 5" (I used a scrap).
  2. Draw diagonal lines using a ruler and black gel pen.
  3. Stamp bats and color with markers.
  4. Stamp sentiments.
  5. Add ribbon treatment and buttons.
  6. Mat on black 3.5" x 5.5" card base.

Stamps :: Lawn Fawn - heebies jeebies
Ink :: Tsukineko - memento tuxedo black; Copic markers - V17, G24, YR04; Staples - black gel pen
Cardstock :: Worldwin - canvas; Papertrey Ink- true black
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - orange zest twill tape, buttons; Clear & Simple Stamps - purplicious buttons

Thanks for taking a peek at my mini Halloween card today. Have a great Monday.


Anonymous said...

LOVE THIS!!! It's so absolutely adorable!!! :)

Manasa said...

Soooo beautiful and cute !!! Loved it... :)

Susie said...

Really adorable.

Kelly said...

seriously, this is the the cutest bat card EVER!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh this is so cute love the buttons!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG Ashley, how adorable is this?!!! Love love love it!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cuuuute card Ashley! You really made this bats looks sweet rather than spooky :)

Heather Innusa said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!!!!! I just love it!

Heather P. said...

This is just the cutest thing ever!!! :)

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

How cute is that! I totally get what you mean when you say you can't wait...... I'm so impatient sometimes I make myself crazy.
Adorable card and LOVE your colors.

Aimes said...

Seriously cute, cute, CUTE!!!!

Tiffany Ervin said...

This is super cute, very fun Halloween card!

Alice said...

too cute! love all the buttons!

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