Wednesday, September 2, 2009


This week's TCP challenge is hosted by Jen, who challenged us to create something using any Halloween stamps by the Cat's Pajamas.

No problem! I have various Halloween stamps by TCP, and now that it is getting close to being autumn, I was itching to get out this adorable tree stamp.

I also dug out my brayer, which hasn't seen much daylight lately. I used it to apply candy corn colors to the main image. The ink is choppy because I have ink spots, not ink pads, in those colors and it is kind of hard to do brayer projects with little 1 inch square ink pads. (If I was mass-producing the card, I would use re-inkers to make a temporary spectrum pad out of a baby wipe cloth.) I punched a circle out of a sticky note to mask the moon shape before using the brayer to apply the colors. It is fun to revisit the old techniques. The owl was cut out and stuck to his tree branch with a foam dot.

Stuff used:
Stamps: Spooky Tree, Hedwig, and Boo all from the "Fright Night" set by The Cat's Pajamas (and available as individual rubber stamps)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black, Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Prismacolor pencils
Other: 1 1/4" circle punch, brayer, sponge, sticky notes


MiniKat said...

Love the tree! The owl is adorable too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Luv the card, cute tree, owl and how the way the ink goes