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Monday, September 20, 2021

SSC266 Trickster

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope your weekend was great!  Mine was very productive!  I managed to make a cute Halloween card, using the sketch from Sunday Stamps: 


First, though, my inspiration!  We went to visit a friend from church at his nursing home and they were having a little fundraiser fair, so I bought this cute Halloween notepad...I am a sucker for vintage Halloween stuff:


When I looked at that cat, I immediately thought of a stamp I bought several years ago, so I set out to recreate it a wee bit:


I stamped that smiling kitty on some Bumblebee cardstock and sponged around it with Baked Brown Sugar ink to give it a vintage look.  I colored in his nose to match the notecard, then I added some Halloween print papers and layered them on a Pumpkin Pie mat stamped with some vintage stars.


The sentiment came with the set, so I stamped that, then colored it in with some Blends and gave it a couple of smudges as well:


I added some glimmer stars and moon, then stamped this fun sentiment from an older Close to My Heart set:


I had a lot of fun making this one!  Thanks for popping in today!  

I happened to see two fledgling bluebirds outside my craft window on Saturday...it was a sunny day, and they found my birdbath.  One of them took quite a lengthy bath, he was a riot to watch.  The photos are through my screen, so they're not the best, but hopefully you'll get the gist!






Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Trickster (unknown), Primitive Pumpkins (My Favorite Things), Hello Pumpkin (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White (ret), Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Bumblebee, Happy Halloween DSP (Carta Bella), Black, Orange and Gold Glimmer Papers (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Bumblebee
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Blending Brushes, Pumpkin Pie Blend, Star Punch (ret), 1" Circle Punch (ret)

10 comments:

Vickie said...

Great job LeAnne…super creation. Love the birds. And Cassidy is getting so big….push that child down…growing too fast. Where did that little one go….but still so pretty.

I Card Everyone said...

You found the perfect inspiration from that notepad - totally darling, btw! Your interpretation is faBOOlous, LeAnne! Loving all these dsps, and your knack for adding a vintage touch, and some bling, to boot.
Our Bluebirds also underwent quite the molting process this year - worse than ever, in fact I was quite worried about them!
=]

Claire Broadwater said...

YOU know I love Halloween cards and this one is frame worthy!!!!!

Heather said...

LOVE it, LeAnne! Such a fabulous take on that notepad - brilliant inspiration! Bring on the spooky! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, this is one scary kitty, LeAnne! A perfect Halloween card with awesome sentiments! Love the note pad and enjoyed the birds! Gorgeous bird bath!

Lisa Elton said...

No one does vintage like you do, LeAnne this is spooktacular! That's a pretty awesome notepad too. I love stuff like that!

Melissa Grant said...

I love this! The vintage look is spot on and works perfect with our sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

Linda Callahan said...

OMG this makes me smile! Fab - BOO - lous!

Stef Perry said...

LeAnne, your card just made me smile with that trickster kittie! Love, love, love your ode to vintage Halloween with this darling crad! Thanks for joining us!

Annette Elliott said...

What a fun vintage Halloween card, LeAnne! I love vintage Halloween (that's how I decorate my home) and yours screams vintage fun. Love the sponging and of course the smiling cat. Thanks for playing along at Sunday Stamps! hugs.