Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Zentangled Halloween Card

My card was inspired by two challenges: The Paper Players Challenge #268 provided the sketch and Inkspirational Challenge #94 provided the theme.

A panel of cardstock was embossed for texture and adhered to the card base. Three strips of DSP were adhered to the textured cardstock panel. The pumpkin was stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with Stampin' Write markers then fussy cut. The cat was die cut and glitter paper was adhered to create the yellow eyes. The cat's nose is a black gem. The pumpkin was adhered to the cat and then they were adhered using foam Dimensionals for height.

The sentiment was computer generated, adhered to black cardstock and popped up with foam Dimensionals. Three black gems were added to the sentiment. The inside of the card was lined with vanilla cardstock and a strip of the green DSP.

Visit the challenge blogs and join in the fun at PP268 and Inks94!

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting, Zentangling, textured embossing, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp: Just for Fun "Stamptangle Pumpkin" (medium size)
Ink: Markers in Tangelo Twist, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, yellow glitter paper from scraps, DSP from scraps
Die: Paper Smooches "Cat Icons"
Misc.: Dimensionals, black gems, TIEF Zig-Zag


  1. Love the stripy paper drawing the eye down to the cluster of the cat and the beautifully detailed pumpkin. Great card.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  2. That is a cool pumpkin Melanie! Love your little kitty peeking out behind it too! Great colors and design!

  3. I love that zentangle pumpkin stamp and the kitten die-cut...your Halloween card is adorable. Clean and simple and adorable.

  4. Melanie, this is great! I love your color combo and the gorgeous pumpkin! Your black cat is perfect! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. What a fun little zentangle pumpkin, and your kitty is a perfect complement to it! So happy that you played with my sketch this week at the Paper Players!

  6. What a fun card! I like that creative pumpkin with the peeking cat. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna