Sunday, September 6, 2009


I love this Halloween Cat from Dog Gone Stamps! The detail is amazing, and it's just right for both scary and cute style Halloween cards. Here I stamped in VersaFine and embossed in Crystal Clear, then colored with reinkers. I added some K&Co cardstock cutouts, some ribbon, and a pipe cleaner. After I glued down the pipe cleaner, I poured some French Lilac Art Glitter all over it to stick to any extra glue. I do this all the time, and it may not be a huge detail, but another cardmaker would notice the extra glue, even if they don't notice the glitter. Besides, I never miss an opportunity to use glitter!!The only thing I have found for adhereing pipe cleaners to cards that works well is hot glue. There are other glues that have the power, but they just stay wet for way too long, and the pipe cleaners lift before the glue dries.

8 comments:

~amy~ said...

Hey you...how the heck are You??!!!

Great halloween card...I love all the fussy cutting!

Sharri Seffens said...

Carla, This is an awesome Halloween card! I love that cat stamp and all the details on the card!

Carolyn King said...

what an adorable card---LOVE it and all the amazing details! That pipe cleaner on top is genius!

Etha said...

love the pipe cleaner!! what a funky cat :) thanks for the great glue/glitter tip, I'll be sure to remember that one!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super fabulous, Carla! Love the scene you created. Wonderful details and embellishing.

Noelle Reese said...

I have missed your posts. When you bought those pipe cleaners I said I can't wait to see what she does with that. Now I know, VERY awesome! I love it!
LN

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hey girlie ... where you been?? I've missed you!!

What a SUPER CUTE scene you've created here!! Your work is always so creative and inspirational!! Cute, cute, cute!!

Justine said...

So cute and fun. Love how the cat's eyes pop with color. Guess that sounded a little gross. I didn't mean that the cat's eyes popped. LOL, cracked myself up. Probably ought to get to bed, not like it is the middle of the night or anything