Thursday, October 8, 2015

Flaunty, Haunty Kitty!

What a fun week, really month, this is on the Stampendous Design Team! We are having a Spook-tacular time sharing our Halloween ideas with all of you! Halloween happens to be one of my favorite holidays and I was sad when my kids grew up and moved away and there was no one to decorate for anymore. But of course I came to my senses and realized I could decorate just for ME, exactly how I wanted the decorations to be! So each fall I dig out my favorite things and make a few new things (that's half the fun isn't it!). Now I have my two granddaughters to share in the excitement too.

Our theme of "Got It? Haunt It!" seemed just purr-fect for our Dreamweaver Retro Sitting Cat (DWLL3020), because cats love to flaunt their stuff, don't they! This little kitty is very Flaunty AND Haunty!

"I've Got It!"
I paired this jaunty cat with the Design I beam stencil (DWLX7028) for a really retro look, as well as the sentiment and hat from the Stampendous Witchy Legs set (SSC1230).
Witchy Legs SSC1230
Here are the instructions:
SSC1230 Witchy Legs Perfectly Clear Stamps™
Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Orange Micro Glitter

DWLL3020 Retro Sitting Cat Stencil
DWLX7028 Design I Beam Stencil
DWDGKP Glossy Black Embossing Paste
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife

Cardstock by AMuse, Basic Grey,Hanko
Copic Sketch Markers - Y00, Y15, Y17, YR68, YG11, YG03, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV13, W1, W2, W6, 100
Glue Dots
Double-sided tape
Foam tape
x-acto knife and cutting mat
Removable tape
Glue Pen
May Arts Ribbon


  1. step 1 Fold a 7" x 10" piece of orange AMuse cardstock in half to form an A7 card
  2. step 2 Tape the cat stencil to a 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of distress orange paper with removable tape, use the palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste, remove stencil, let paste dry thoroughly
  3. step 3 Tape the I Beam stencil to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of distress orange paper with removable tape, use palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste, remove stencil, let paste dry thoroughly
  4. step 4 Cut a 5" x 7" piece of decorative purple background paper, edge with a black marker, adhere to the front of the card
  5. step 5 Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of distress orange paper, edge with a black marker, adhere to the purple layer placing it closer to the top than the bottom
  6. step 6 Stamp the Hat from the Witchy Leg set of a scrap piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Copic markers, cut it out
  7. step 7 Stamp the saying from the set on a 1 1/8" x 2" piece of distress orange paper with Memento Tuxedo Black, color the edges slightly and edge with a black marker
  8. step 8 Mat the saying on a 1 3/8" x 2 1/4" piece of Lavender cardstock also edged with black
  9. step 9 When the paste is dry, edged the I Beam piece with a black marker and adhere to the orange mat on the card
  10. step 10 When the paste is dry, edge the Cat piece with a black marker, use an x-acto knife to carefully make a slit around the right ear, also make a slit in the hat so it will slide over the cat's head, use a glue dot on the back of the hat to hold it in place
  11. step 11 Cut a 3" x 4" piece of lavender cardstock, edge with a black marker, adhere the cat to the lavender mat then to the I Beam layer
  12. step 12 Use foam tape to add the sentiment
  13. step 13 Use a glue pen around the brim of the hat and sprinkle with Orange micro glitter, then do the corners of the saying too
See the shininess of the Black Glossy Paste!

Glitter makes everything flauntier!
Hope you're having a howlin' good time with our team this month. Here's the list of flaunty ideas for today:
Louise Healy

Several of our designers are also participating in Smeared Ink’s 31 Days of Halloween, so be sure to check out the Stampendous Blog each day in October for their links.
31 days of Halloween banner

Happy Creating,


barbara macaskill said...

Let the squealing commence!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE everything about this spookarific card!!! The addition of the witches hat on the kitty is genius!! I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to receive this awesome card!@ TFS!

Gloria said...

Favorite! Love this card!!!!! Classy Halloween cat with great hat. Thanks for the idea and sharing it.

Stampendous said...

This is FANTASTIC! So much detail and what a great combination of stencils and stamps. Thank you for sharing today!

Viki Banaszak said...

This kitty is so glam! I love the cute hat you added.

Stampendous said...

You do the PURRfect mix of cute and distressed, Louise! Thanks for sharing your "haunty cat" with us this week!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Ahhh...another fabulous creation Louise! Such great combining of the different products and techniques.