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Just Batty for You!

So, everyone who knows me does know that I do so love Halloween theme.  I really like the images from Simply Betty stamps.  This cute girl I think can be used year round, I didn’t quite make her totally Halloween like, but I do love the bat theme dress with spiders to boot!  (and oh, those spider earrings)  As you can see, I also layered this card with a fun clear layer on top which I stamped some bats in white ink to match the bats on her dress.  Too cute!  This card uses stunning papers from Paper Temptress.

Here’s an enlargement of a small portion of the card so you can see the clear transparency with the white ink stamped on top of it.  It goes so well with the sheer ribbon and wonderfully textured black cardstock in the background.

The base of the card is using textured back cardstock called Black Felt Grandee.  It’s a wonderful heavy cardstock for the base and a simple brush with white ink as shown here give a beautiful highlight of its texture.  The white cardstock is Heavenly White which works great with Copic Markers. The image is stamped onto the cardstock and diecut with Nestabilities.  I think added a layer of transparency which is held in place with the sheer ribbon.  To stamp on this layer I used Stazon White ink.  Fabulous.  I also think the Transparency would look great with some diecuts that are glue-dotted on it (on both sides…look out, new idea coming).

Hope this card gives you some great ideas and maybe even some Halloween (or not so Halloween) inspiration.  To me, this is just a love card 🙂  Here in Austin, TX we have one of the largest bat colonies in the world.  It’s just amazing to see millions (and I mean millions) of bats fly out at night.  You would think it scary, but actually it’s really cool.  Look it up-Austin Mexican Freetail Bat Colony.

Cheers, Holley

3 comments to Just Batty for You!


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  • Holley, this is gorgeous. Love it

  • Janis

    I LOVE bats!!! I have way too few of them around here, although I do love watching them dart around in the summer. Your card is just way cute. Love the overlay!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Barbara MacAskill

    I love how you did the clear overlay stamped with the white bats! It gives the card that extra little something to take it from simple to simply sweet! TFS!

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