Here's a simple, but very pretty card.
The paper is from DCWV from their Midnight Spell Stack.
The stamps are from Close to My Heart from their Beware Set.
I stamped in Versamark ink and used Stampendous Pearlustre embossing powder in Amethyst. I think it is really stunning on black cardstock.
I just cut around the flourish of bats by hand. For the circle I trimmed the tips of the bats wings and then grabbed a circle Nestabilities die. To avoid cutting the wing tips I put them on top of the die, away from the cutting blade. This is easy and it works great. The only thing is that you have to cut deeper into the wings than the Nestability cuts, so you do end up with tiny cut marks on your finished piece. Honestly, they aren't really noticeable. If that doesn't make any sense you can watch this video from Paper Prairie & Ink that explains and demonstrates it very clearly.
Halloween is my favorite holiday and last year I barely got a chance to make anything for it. So, this year I'm starting early :)
Thanks for visiting and have a crafty day!