Monday, November 2, 2020

TOB - Boo Kitty

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to the official start of the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, where the theme is always anything Halloween related.  The current Challenge runs from the 2nd to the 28th of the month. 

I gathered up some new and some old stamps to make my inspiration card for this challenge.  First, let me show you the card and them I'll tell you how it all came together.  I went for a scary night time bike ride feel.

The finished card measures 5x7 inches.  Initially, I was going to attached my stamped and colored panel directly onto my white card base, but ended trimming it a bit and matting it onto orange cardstock for a pop of color.  

I stamped the Vintage Bicycle Basket (IO - J20006) first, stamped it a second time onto a posted note focusing on the basket mostly... fussy cut the posted note stamped image and placed it over the stamped image on my card panel creating a mask.  Next I lined up and stamped the Boo Kitty (The Rabbit Hole Designs) so that he (or she) was sitting in the basket.  In all honesty, my masking was a little off, because I didn't plan for the back sides of the basket handles, which should be behind the kitty, but by masking them along with the whole basket they stamped in front of the kitty.  What I should have done is not inked that part of the stamp, either by putting a small piece of tape in the area that falls behind the kitty that therefore not be seen or clean the ink off the area before stamping.  In this case my mistake wasn't a big one, because I was going to color my kitty black and it would cover the stamped handles. 

To fill in the card, I stamp the Branch (IO - L20755) several times and stamped several bats and even a few spiders from the Tiny Halloween (Lawn Fawn) stamp set.  

As for the "MEOW-OWEEN" I have no idea what stamp set it belongs with/in.  I used it so much last year that I forgot to put it away.  If you recognize it, please let me know.   For additional inspiration here's November's mood board: 

 Challenge ends on the 28th, winner will be announced on the 1st on the month before the start on the new challenge.  For a full list of all the rules please visit Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge home page.  unit next time... take care.


  1. Mary, OMG... that kitty is adorable!

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  2. Oh Mary what a FABULOUS scene you have created! What a fun array of stamps you have pulled together and your masking is awesome! I wouldn't have know you did anything wrong if you hadn't mentioned it! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! SO glad you are on the team and can't wait to see more of your Halloween creations! Stay safe & healthy! HUGS

  3. Way to use your stamps, Mary! That would be some tricky masking to get the kitty in the basket just right, but I really didn't notice any flaws until you mentioned it. It's adorable!

  4. Ok, I'm officially in love with this kitty, how adorable it looks with that witches hat!! Love the scene you created using all of those stamps, it's great when we can pull a bunch of sets to create a fun scene like this one.
    I didn't see anything wrong either, and if there is, you fixed it perfectly.
    A dark sky full of flying bats might be the reason for this cutie pie's frightful stare.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  5. Lovely card..i really like the leafy panel! Great mix with all of the different stamps to set up your scene.