Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pretty Bat Card


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!

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow Amber, I love the purple embossing on your card it really pops..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda:0)

Dilsaver Designs said...

That purple embossing looks really nice on the black, fun card :)

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Ooh, Amber that is super pretty and elegant. Great job.

Pat N. said...

Very cool card, Amber. Love the embossing!--Pat N.

Margie said...

Amber, this is so cool! Love that big stamp and the heat embossing looks awesome!

Marlene said...

Oh, BEAUTIFUL!!! Of course, it is purple!!! LOVE it!

Cindy said...

Great job Amber,I LOVE your embossing and super colors!Just AWESOME!:)

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, you're right! That is a pretty bat card!!!

girlia said...

nice

DIANA L. said...

Nice card love the colors.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So nice ! Great color in this !carri