Sep 12, 2008

Grinning Bat - BC Designer Paper Challenge



SMILE! - That's what this little bat just seems to be saying.

For today's Blogger Challenge we were to use Designer Paper on our cards/projects. I hadn't planned on participating this week not because I didn't have any designer paper but more because I've been sick (boo hoo) all week with a bad cold, I had a Stamp Club to prepare for which was last night and today is my daughter's birthday. So much going on and I just didn't think I could fit anything more in. Then "inspiration" hit and I just had to come up with a card. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays an I just couldn't resist creating this card for this weeks challenge.

My little bat is one I picked up several years ago. The label says, Carson-Dellosa Publ. CD-8534 on it. I colored him with Copic Markets and an Only Orange marker. Then I cut out the Bow Tie from a second image and added Orange Peel Stickles to the tie for some sparkle and raised it up with foam mounting tape.

My card base is Old Olive and then I layered a piece of the Ghostly Greetings DP (SU) that I distressed with Pumpkin Pie ink. I stamped the sentiment (Inkadinkado - Ghouls and Goblins) with Palette Noir Black Ink. Next I added a strip of DP with the Pumpkins onto Basic Black card stock that I cut with Fiskars Notch Paper Edgers (I need to use my scissor more often).

I cut out a piece of the Bat patterned paper using my Nestablities Dies and a piece of Basic Black. Then I mounted the Bat image with Foam Mounting Tape and added 3 mini orange brads (Queen and Company) to complete the card. I also highlighted the bats toes with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen for a little more glitz.

I had FUN with this card and hope you enjoy it too. Be sure to check out the other projects by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my side bar.

18 comments:

amycara said...

Wonderful card! And to think we would have missed out seeing it had you just stayed in bed! ;-)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful Halloween card Ida! That bat image is absolutely adorable! :D

Lisa said...

Totally cute!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome card...love the new halloween papers, and your card is a perfect example of why...it really adds so much to your fun focal image! Glad you were "inspired"...it turned out so great!

Lisa Bohler said...

Darling! Glad you got inspired after all!

Connie said...

It IS a fun card! I love Halloween, too! Hope you are feeling better soon...

Barb Hardeman said...

Ida, I'm glad you made it! Your card is so cute! I love your bat, and your coloring is wonderful, I love the popped up bow-tie! Great colors and layout. Good job...

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Ida! I LOVE this! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! TFS!

Elena said...

Very cute! Very fun card! The colors are great! The bat is adorable! I like all the details!
Sorry to hear about you've been sick. Hope you are doing better now.
Happy Birthday to your daughter! May all her dreams come true!!!

Lori said...

This is adorable, Ida!

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, how lucky for us that you felt well enough to make this card. I love it, especially that adorable bow tie!

Kerry D-C said...

you just couldn't stay away, could ya?! hahaha Well, I am glad that you didn't as this is WAY WAY WAY cute!!! You did a fab job coloring the bat...so good, I thought it was a sticker! (I'm not even kidding!)

MJ said...

Oh my goodness this is ADORABLE! Such great colors and patterns. Love it. By the way, I did finally find that card last night. It was in a box with my CROP walk stuff! I will be so happy when Monday comes and I can take a breath since the walk is Sunday. I will get it out right away, sorry!

Beckie said...

Totally cute! love the bat over bats!

StampingSelene said...

This is adorable! I love the circle for your focal point behind the bat. Draws your eye right to it, and that cute bat just jumps off the paper.

Robin Merriman said...

Such a fun card, Ida. So glad you felt better so you could play! Take care!

Tammy Hershberger said...

CUTE! I love that designer paper! Hope you're feeling better! I am a little bit!

Suzanne said...

This is adorable. Love the bat.