Saturday, 14 October 2017

A Wicked Birthday!

Its my brother-in-laws birthday on the 31st October - yup he was born on Halloween but it gets better, he's my husbands twin brother... how cool is that? 

This year I've decided to create a birthday card for both of them with a twist of Halloween so the challenge was, to make sure the theme didn't detract from the fact it is his birthday afterall.

I knew I wanted to use the Penny Black cat on a pumpkin stamp and kept it pretty simple in design.  I started by die cutting a circle as a template for the bright creepy moon using a mix of red, yellow and orange inks.  Stamped the cat and added in some die cut clouds and bats in black bazzill.  The base cardstock has been inked with a pretty much dried out ink pad to give it an illusion of mist or soot - as I prefer to call it lol.

The cat/pumpkin do have a shimmery finish but unfortunately its too subtle for the camera to capture.  The 'Brother' is from Clearly Besotted together with the die and the sentiment I made in Word with two different fonts/sizes and colours.  

Challenge Links:-

Double D - Fright Night
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - #12 Autumn/Halloween

Supplies:- Sheena's stamping card, Bazzill black cardstock, Penny Black rubber stamp, MB cloud die, Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus combo (bats), Clearly Bessotted Brother stamp/die, Dew drops ink Red/Yellow and Whispers orange ink.


  1. Great idea and fabulous creation Claire!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Fright Night’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Your card is so wonderful.
    The card also fits our challenge at the Sweet Stampers. Check it out.

  3. Love this! Great job. Sure he will love it too. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes Challenge.
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  4. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  5. How unique that your hubby and BIL were born on Halloween! Love this fun birthday card with just enough reference to the special day they celebrate their birthdays! Love the big orange moon with the black clouds!

  6. What a fun time to have a birthday and a fun and fabulous card for it!

  7. Love this Monochrome fun Halloween scene, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Calendar, good luck.hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Babs x

  8. A super Halloween Birthday card. It looks great in monochrome. Barbxx

  9. This is really a fantastic card.Thanks a lot for joining us at our Autumn / Halloween challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
    Hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT


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