Happy Owl-oween for CTS

Today’s card is a quick-and-done card for the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch.  The sketch features a band across an offset panel with a sentiment on it.  My band?  An elegant tree branch.  My sentiment?  stamped right on top of the owl from Spooky Night.  Such fun!  Here’s my card:

Spooky Cat, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Halloween cardAnd here’s the banner for Donna Mikasa’s fun sketch that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Spooky Cat.  Page 53 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog is filled with so many wonderful products for Halloween (and beyond).  Spooky Cat is such a creepy (in a good way) stamp set that you’ll want for your October 31 creations.  A cat, a rat and a trio of tiny vats.  Here’s a look at this bundle:
    Spooky Cat Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 146014

    Spooky Cat Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    Today’s card features the super-fun owl – it’s a THREE-step stamp.  I stamped the owl’s body with Crumb Cake.  Next I stamped the beak and feet (it’s one stamp) with Pumpkin Pie ink.  Last I stamped the eyes and sentiment (it’s one stamp) with Archival Basic Black.  Last, I cut out the owl.  I perched him on the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, cropped in Soft Suede.  Such fun!Spooky Cat, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Halloween card

  • Merry Little Christmas for Halloween.  When I started to make this card, I really wanted to feature the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  This piece of black paper, through, from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, caught my eye.  While it’s a perfect backdrop for a beautiful Christmas card, it’s also a perfect backdrop for my spooky owl.  Here’s a look at the patterns in this pack of papers:Merry Little Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 144621
  • Color Combination.  While Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black are always popular colors during Halloween, I added Crumb Cake to this project for a different look.  Crumb Cake is a magical color – it pairs with EVERYTHING.  It looks particularly wonderful here to tone down the orange.  If you like this color combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Stamp Sets:  Spooky Cat  Papers:  Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Brian, what a fun Halloween card, the DSP is just PERFECT as a background for this fabulous Owl image, love the sentiment on it’s belly.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love your take on this sketch! It is so unique and wonderful. Each piece is just perfect.

  3. Oh, I love this! Perfect stamping on the owl! And that DSP is perfect as well! Owlstanding!

    • Thanks so much, Elisha! It was a small challenge to get the three stamps lined up on the owl, but I didn’t waste too much time or energy. So happy you like it.

  4. Love the owl! Somehow you made him look less scary looking! Nice take on the sketch.

  5. This is a really cute stamp set and I love your description!” A cat,a rat and a trio of tiny vats “.
    Cute card ! Love the dsp that goes with this suite too !! Oh,and that adorable Cat Punch too !!
    FUN !!

    • Thanks, Sonny! My original thought was to add the Spooky Cat paper to this project, but it was too busy. I love it, too, though. Always love to hear from you, Sonny!

  6. That owl is so cute in Crumb Cake. Really like this card. TFS

  7. Whoooooo nailed this sketch? Youuuuuuu! Love how you used the branch as an element!

  8. I love the sentiment stamped on the owl, and what a perfect sentiment for him!

  9. Florence Pangelinan

    Such a lovely card. I love the DSP you used for the background–perfect!

  10. I totally love this card!

  11. Super cute Brian, I love the sentiment on the owl.

  12. Lol, …….I love him Brian, sooooo handsome ?
    Tfs hugs Frenchie ♥️

  13. Owl always love your work. Sweet details and great way to get more mileage from the “holiday” paper!

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