Meow-lloween Sky | Month of Celebration

In my recent Five Fast Cards video for the Back To Basics hop I mentioned an idea for a Halloween card using the branch stamp, and several people asked me to make it. So I did! I of course also incorporated a cat so that this could be my entry for the Cat Lovers’ Hop today. And I recorded a video as part of my month of celebration. Of course the process video didn’t save properly… So instead I have a card share video in which I talk through the process of making the card.

If you’re not sure what the month of celebration is, I’m celebrating both reaching 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and it being my birthday month. All month long I’m going to be creating videos, and the more you comment on the more chances you’ll have to win a prize! Check out the original video to hear all about it, then leave a comment on the video, and head over to the Rafflecopter to confirm your entry. Commenting on today’s video is just one way to get an extra entry towards the prize draw.

The process started with stamping and heat embossing the branches from Catherine Pooler’s Happy Together onto a panel of white card. I stamped it around the edges pointing in towards the centre leaving space for my cat, and heat embossed in black.

Next I worked on ink blending my background. I started out by applying my inks direct to paper, that is by gently rubbing the pads on the paper. I first used Tiara in the centre, then Tiki Torch slightly overlapping and bringing the colour further out. I then continued moving through my colours from the Tiki Torch into Tutti Frutti, then Party Dress and finally Flirty Fuschia. I then bought in my ink blending brushes and continued blending through the colours to get the blend nice and smooth.

In order to darken up my night sky I blended across the panel from the outsides towards the centre with Twilight ink, which muted the brightness of the colours slightly. I then darkened it up even further by repeating the process with Midnight ink.

Setting my ink blended panel I worked on my cat. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Witch Cat die to cut a snippet of black card. I then used Derwent Artist Pencils to add some colour to the edges of the die cut piece. Keeping the colours of my sky in mind I added orange to everywhere that would be hit by light coming from the right, and red for everywhere that it would be coming from the left. I did this in order to give a glow of sorts to the edges of the cat and leave the impression that he is being illuminated by the colourful sky.

I white heat embossed a sentiment onto my background panel, picking one from Simon Says Stamp’s Creepy Cute which I think may be retired. I then adhered the background panel to my black card base with double sided tape, added a strip of black across to act as my grounding, and adhered the cat into position with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

I hope you like the card! Don’t forget to leave a comment over on YouTube, and complete the Rafflecopter for a chance to win my giveaway prize for the Month Of Celebration.


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)


*Affiliate links may have been used in this post. For more details on affiliate links as well as other ways to support me, visit this page.*


Cat Lovers Hop – Cats!

Classic Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Crafty Catz – Anything Goes and Optional: Hats

Creative Confetti – Embossing

Daring Cardmakers – Spooktacular

Die Cut Divas – Autumn

Dies R Us – Boo!

Double D Challenges – October

Dragonfly Dreams – Spooky and/or Cute

Fun Friday Challenge – Midnight

Sweet Stampin’ – Halloween

TGIF – Trick or Treat

60 thoughts on “Meow-lloween Sky | Month of Celebration

  1. OH WOW this is super cool! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D β€˜October’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Please stop in for a visit!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Gorgeous Halloween kitty card, Charlotte! The blended background is so pretty and, with the tree branches, gives a spooky night time vibe to your card. I love how you tinted the edges of the cats fur to reflect some of the light. Beautiful! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This card looked so scary in the thumbnail at the Cat Lovers Hop, but that kitty is too cute to be scary! Lovely ink blending and beautiful card.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is such a cool card! Those branches look like they are spookily reaching for the black kitty! Lovely silhouette! And congrats on your 2000 subcribers! WOW! Happy hopping with Cat Lovers!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. FURRtastic kitty cat make! Still time to enter this BOOty in my 31 Days of Halloween Hop!
    Happy Creating & Stay Safe!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Such a gorgeous creation Charlotte, that ink blending is fab! What a pain that your first video disappeared! Gorgeous creation hun, thanks so much for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin’. Come play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin’ DT

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh….beautiful spooky heat embossed branches and faBOOlous blended sky which spotlights the kitty!!! LOVE this idea for a Halloween card. Just fantastic!!
    I am slowly visiting all of the projects, and I enjoy lingering at each one. I wouldn’t want to miss a thing!! Thank you so much for joining in the feline fun at our #2020CatLoversHop.
    ❀ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.