Friday, October 18, 2019

The Flying Cat

10/31/2019 Update: My card was the winner of Creative Knockouts Challenge #320. Many thanks to the Design Team!

Today's card was inspired by a challenge photo at Color My Heart Color Dare #365. This is a departure from the usual challenge where we work from a color grid but it's perfect for the upcoming Halloween celebration. This biweekly challenge begins today, Friday, October 18, and runs through Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

The elements for the wreath and flying witch-cat were die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. A panel of striped paper was applied to the Kraft card base. The colored, die-cut elements were adhered to a square of corrugated cardboard in a light tan color then added to the card. The sentiment was computer generated and adhered. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a few of the colored bits. A white-inked gel pen was used to add dots to the sunflower centers. Wink of Stella was also applied to the pumpkins, leaves and flowers.

The Design Team looks forward to your take on their inspirational photo. For details about Challenge #365, visit the Color Dare Challenge Blog and play along.

I am also entering my card into the following two challenges:

(no challenge badge)

Stamp: Computer generated sentiment
Ink: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Baked Brown Sugar; X-cel for alcohol markers
Paper: Sunny Studio (green stripe) & WRMK corrugated cardboard (light tan)
Dies: Frantic Stamper "Cat on a Broom", "Fall Icon Wreath"
Misc.: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), Gel pen (white ink), foam tape from stash


  1. Love this halloween card! I love the wreath with the kitty sitting on the broom.

  2. Such a great idea to have the cat sitting on the broom across the wreath. Love the font choice for the sentiment!

  3. SO CUTE! Love the flying cat. Great job coloring, too.

  4. I am not a cat person but I love this card.

  5. Love the wreath and all the pretty colors...great corrugated background...hey, how come you didn't use the Hawthorn paper that looked like corrugated, not that this real corrugated doesn't look great too. Beautiful card.

    1. Thanks Sue! (I chose to use real corrugated cardboard to give the card more depth and texture. I think my recipient will appreciate those elements.)

  6. Oh, Melanie, this is so cute! I love the little black cat on the broom. Fabulous wreath, too. You really added to the texture and dimension with the corrugated background pieces. Love it all !

  7. That's awesome Melanie! Your kitty is too cute and I love the broom and wreath. Great Halloween card! :)

  8. This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Creative Knockouts Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine (DT)

  9. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  10. All of the layers on this card are just divine. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Color My Heart Color Dare. I can’t wait to see what you create next!💙☕ Miss. Carrie