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Cats and Bats Photo Inspiration

When I first picked this picture as the Photo Inspiration today over on the Card-A-Day Blog, I focused on the cats and the circles. I had a grand idea for what I wanted to do and then when it came down to it, I wanted to go simple.

The sketch for this card came to me right before I laid down for a nap last weekend and I was so happy when it was still with me when I woke up! 🙂 It was truly meant to be for this card.

I used the Mischief Paper Pack from Close to My Heart. The card base is cut at 6″ x 6″ from Barn Red Cardstock and then folded at 3″. After the card base was folded, I used the Wicked Stamp Set (August SOTM) and added some accents along the edges with the honeycomb border stamp. I love the look of using generational stamping on the edge of this card. The pieces of paper used are cut at 2″ x 6″, 1″ x 6″ and then the strip at 1/2″ x 6″. All of the edges are inked in Cocoa Ink.

After I adhered all the strip (on top of each other), I then cut a scalloped circle from Colonial White with the Art Philosophy Cartridge and inked the edges with Autumn Terracotta Ink. I then used the Cat from the Wicked Stamp set and curled it’s tail up a bit to make it fit on the scalloped circle. I inked it up in Black Ink and stamped it right on the circle. I gave it a bit of accent with a black marker around the edges and then adhered the scalloped circle with foam tape.

While I was making this first card, I couldn’t just make one card. I wanted it to be a bit different so I used the Witches Hat from the Wicked Stamp set and then stamped some extra swirls around the edges to accent it a bit. I love this one too! Now I just need to figure out who to give these too for Halloween! 🙂

So what does this photo inspire you to create? If you create a card based on this inspiration, jump on over to the Card A Day Blog and post it in the challenges for a chance to win a great prize this month! There are low entries so far so you have a great chance at winning! 🙂

These cards came together so quickly and I love how it turned out. If you are interested in purchasing any of these supplies {or any other great supplies} hop on over to the Live.Teach.Create with CTMH website and place an order.

With any order over $50, you can add on the “Limited Edition” Stamp of the Month for only $5! Jump right on over to the Live.Teach.Create with CTMH site to place your order today!

And, because it is National Stamping Month, you will earn the Pair-A-Phrase Stamp Set for free for being over a $75 order! That is a savings of $35.90 just for the Double-D Stamp Set!

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