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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Steampunk Bats Halloween Card

Created this card with a Steampunk theme using mostly Tim Holtz products.

Used TH Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock as top layer and TH core'dinations cardstock as base layer. Embossed top layer w/ Sizzix Bats Set embossing folder. Used TH sander on embossing. Used TH paper distresser on top layer edges. Stamped Bat and cut out Bat w/ TH retro Halloween stamp/die Set. Popped up Bat with Stampin' Up dimensionals. Stamped sentiment & sentiment tag and cut out sentiment & sentiment tag w/ TH Cobweb Blueprint stamp/die Set. Added twine.

Photographed next to 2010 styrofoam pumpkin hubby carved.

Supplies List 

ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black

Stampin' Up: dimensionals
Tim Holtz: 
   paper - core'dinations cardstock, Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock
   paper distresser, sander,
   stamp/die - Cobweb Blueprint stamp/die Set, Retro Halloween stamp/die Set
twine: black/white

Entering this into the following challenges:

10/12 Cupcake Insp Ch231 Steampunk 3E(#3) 10/6
10/12 Pile It On Ch40 Fav Color as Main Color unlim black color 10/6

10/13 Incy Wincy Insp by Candy incl pic of candy also 5E(#4) 10/7  


10/13 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch Insp by Tammy Tutterow 5E(#3) Tammy T. inspired me to make this card using TH products 10/7

10/15 Paper Pretties Wed PWC279 Halloween unlim 10/9

10/16 C.R.A.F.T. 228 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving 5E(#3) 10/10 
10/16 Cute Card Thurs Ch33 Neutral Zone unlim 10/10 

10/18 2 Sisters Ch165 Anything Goes unlim 10/12

10/19 Creative Insp Paint Halloween unlim 10/6

10/22 Paper-Crafting Journey Use Halloween Colors 3E(#2) 10/10

10/24 Simply Create Too Ch48 Halloween 3E(#1) 10/11

10/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Oct Linky Ch unlim 10/3 
10/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall & Halloween unlim 10/1

10/31  YNS Challenges Oct Fun Fri Ch unlim 10/4

Here is our October Inspirational Photo...

 You can use any component in the photo for your inspiration...shapes, colors...anything!


  1. Hi, Melissa: What a cute Halloween card--love the pumpkin your hubby carved too---he's very talented also! thanks for joining in our challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  2. Cute little bat...great looking Halloween card

  3. Oh what a fun Steampunk card...with bats! So glad you shared this with us Cupcake Inspirations!

  4. I love your card, Melissa! Great embossing and sanding - wonderful effect!

  5. This is a great card and I love how you photographed it next to your husband's pumpkin! You are so amazing at highlighting your family's talents. It seems that you all are incredibly skilled! Another beautiful creation with great eye-appeal and tons of incredible dimension and texture. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

  6. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Hugz Marjo

  7. Melissa, you should have a nice supply of Halloween cards to use :0)
    Thank you for sharing your talent at Your Next Stamp challenge!

  8. Another great Halloween card ... Thank you for playing along with Your Next Stamps Monthly Challenge.
    Ruza, YNS Designer

  9. Love that bat! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!