Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Boo! It's Halloween!

Now that we are in October it is time to start planning for Halloween.  Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is no different, our theme is Boo!  It’s Halloween, so come and play along and share your Halloween themed creation.


I knew I wanted to use this black cat stamp and die from Hampton Art that I bought last year in 2015 and found a few more stamps to accent this scary furry feline.  

First the very old Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers moon image from about 1998 is stamped on cream cardstock in Versa Mark Persimmon and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Using a sponge dauber a bit of Versa Mark Thatched Straw is added to make the moon glow a bit.  The moon is masked with a circle die cut and the rest of the back ground color is inked with Versa Mark Night Sky and an ink blusher.  The sentiment by Hampton Art (2015) is stamped in Delicata Black Shimmer and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The cat is stamped on cream cardstock Delicata Black Shimmer and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The matching die cut creates a quick embellishment that is easy to pop up.  The eyes were colored with Memento Dual Marker in Cantaloupe.

The fence was fun to create using Unity’s Grainy Background which I believe I’ve had for a couple of years.  One of the stamp purchases where the date was not recorded.  I stamped the image twice on Kraft cardstock in Versa Mark Jumbo Java.  The image was cut into 3/8” strips, with one end trimmed into a point to create the wooden picket fence.  The fence is assembled and adhered to the card with dimensional foam adhesive.  The black cat is perched above and adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  The card base has the matching Versa Mark Persimmon inked around the edges before the card is completely assembled. 

Do come and join the Halloween fun and share your card or project at Retro Rubber!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:


  1. Neva, this is awesome! What a great little Halloween scene you've created! I don't do well with scenes, so these are always a treat for me to see! Thanks so much for asking me to be the GD this week, too! Always love what your team has to offer!

  2. Neva, I always love reading your card description. You put so much detail into your cards. Love the kitty and especially her eyes! The sky and moon are perfect. Your fence for the kitty does make me think about a kitty I had a long time ago... she loved fences too! Sweet Halloween card even if kitty is being "scary". Well done, teammate!!

  3. Neva, love your card! The moon is the background, the fence and the cat really sets the mood for Halloween!

  4. this is fab, the moon is stunning, thank you for joining us at LOC.EE

  5. Oh Neva, this card is awesome!! love, love that moon, it looks so real and gorgeous for your "scary", hissing cat on top of that fence, a fantastic Halloween scene you created, thank you for sharing, teammate.

  6. Great looking Halloween-card. I love the way you made the fabulous moon.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  7. Neva, this is such a cool Halloween card! That black cat is definitely being scared by something, isn't it?! Sure makes me wonder if there's something standing behind me as I look at him! LOL Your moon is incredible as well. What a fun card you made and inspires me to CASE!!

  8. Wowsa! Love this card! I keep saying that in everyone's comments - but the team really outdid themselves! You created a perfect scene with that cat/fence/moon. But the moon is the standout. It makes me want to touch it to feel the craters! Fantastic!!!!!

  9. Neva, this is so much fun. Love the cat on the fence, genius idea. I am with Debbie on that Moon, it is stunning..I am going to give it ago myself..watch this CASE. LOL Cx

  10. That moon! That fence!! Wowza, love everything!! ❤️

  11. Fabulous card, I love your hand made fence and the moon looks stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x


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