Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 5- IO Sneak Peeks

Time to take a break from Christmas cards and show you a little something for Halloween. The cat in the pumpkin stamp is a design by Gary Robertson and is called Cat in the Jack (E1842). I colored the pumpkin with some Faber-Castell markers, cut out the cat/pumpkin, and layered it on top of a circle I cut from cream paper. I edged the circle with a little Scattered Straw Distress Ink just to give it a little dimension. For the background, I stamped the Clouds Cover a card background with black Versafine ink onto grey cardstock to create a night scene. To create the ground, I just added a piece of plain grey paper that I edged with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Finally, I added the Purr-fectly Frightful saying (B5479).

Want to see more new IO samples? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, and Jenny created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since leaving comments on the design team blogs could win you a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate.

Also, you have a chance to submit your own work for a chance to win another $25 IO gift certificate. Shirley posted all the contest information on the Impression Obsession blog. Good luck!



21 comments:

grandmalee said...

I can't say that the little kitty is so frightful, but this card is purr-fect! I love that Cover-a-Card cloud background! Your color choice is purrfect on this card! The greys are a perfect compliment to your coloring of the pumpkin.

Shannon White said...

Ooooh,I love this! Love your clouds BG and the gorgeous moon. Love love love the darling black kitty in pumpkin image... Very Sweet!

Hugs
Shannon

Linda said...

So so cute!

Patti J said...

I'm trying to resist that cloud background stamp, but OMG, your card is fabulous! Love the background done on gray CS - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing a bit of Halloween on this unbearably hot morning, and for a wonderful week of inspiration! Have a great weekend...

Stephanie Lee said...

I can't believe I never thought of using the CAC on only half the card ... you're an inspiration with your breathtaking card.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you created the cloudy night time sky with the CAC and inks. Perfect Halloween card.

Stephanie said...

This is so well done with the clouds background and the lovely orange and that super moon! Just perfect!

Tammy L said...

Wow! I love halloween images. This is a great card!

Dee in N.H. said...

That cloud background is fabulous with this image! The pumpkin and the sweet kitty are awesome too! I love how you added the plain gray piece for the pumpkin to sit on!

Dana said...

This is one of my fav Halloween images ever! Looks awesome!

denise g. said...

SO impressed!! The scene you created looks like an actual stamp at first glance - well done! Love that moon you made and how you used the cover a card clouds. Thanks so much for telling HOW you did it. Those kinds of narrations help to get me thinking about my supplies and how I can use your ideas to improve my creations. Happy weekend, Laura!

Ratty Hugs said...

great card, I know my BFF will want this stamp.
alsmouse ~C8>

Cindy said...

Love what you did with this card!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love your spooky creation

Hugs

Vicki

Katie said...

Great card! I love this stamp, especially with the big moon behind it! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

creativearts said...

Wow! Love your card and I am so glad you made a quick tutorial! I have the cloud stamp and am definitely going to try the black on grey!

eclectivity said...

Why is it that you guys can tempt me to make Halloween cards-- when we don't even "DO" Halloween here! Just stinkin' cool. I love the sentiment. Darling in every way!

Jessica Canham said...

That is one cool background! Thanks for showing a different take on it as I could only imagine it stamped in blue, for a daytime scene.

stampqueen said...

Great card for Halloween - love the kitty in the pumpkin!!!

Lin said...

Great combination of stamps!

kksb said...

Fantastic! tfs