Sunday, October 1, 2017

Spooky Cat - October Step It Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My projects this month feature several items from the Spooky Night Suite in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog! Check out both of my projects side by side, below:

Below is my original, or simple, version. I made the medallion with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, and punched the cat image out of the paper using the Cat Punch. I just noticed there's no stamping on this version!

I used some Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim under the Starburst Punch. {Truth in Advertising here...I used a retired 2-3/8" Scallop Punch, punched twice, to simulate the Starburst Punch...because I forgot to order it!}

Yes, I had to break out the glue gun to make these puppies kitties, which I don't do often, because I'm lazy. But when I do break out the glue gun, I never do it without a Silicone Craft Sheet!

Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cat Punch, Starburst Punch, Metallic Doilies (gold), Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Below is my "stepped up" version of the medallion--which has the same Spooky Night Designer Series Paper foundation. I do have a few little tricks on this treat...

Do you see that 7/8" Striped Ribbon? It's part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite, and I wanted to color it...which I would not have been able to do EXCEPT with an alcohol marker, because the white part is sort of painted on and regular markers and ink won't color it. And this is where I have a secret to tell you. Stampin' Up! is coming out with their blendable alcohol markers again SOON! I don't have a customer release date, but I'm going to preorder mine TODAY as a Demonstrator :-) Expect to see a lot of Sneak Peeks of the NEW Stampin' Blends here on my blog!

And, check out the doily in this close's Very Vanilla, or at least that's what color it's supposed to look like. I used one of the Delicate White Doilies, and colored it using So Saffron ink and an Aqua Painter (which watered down the color quite a bit). I colored it right on that Silicone Craft Sheet I mentioned earlier, then dried it right on that same mat with my Heat Tool. Once it was completely dry, I trimmed the outer edging off the doily, and then I stamped the owl eyes from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set around it using Basic Black Archival ink. They fit PURRFECTLY! Lol. The stripes on the Pumpkin Pie card stock are from another image in the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, and they were also stamped in Basic Black Archival ink, but I stamped them off once on scratch paper so they'd be a little lighter.

Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Delicate White Doilies, So Saffron ink pad, Aqua Painter, Silicone Mat, Heat Tool, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cat Punch, Starburst Punch, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Kris's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...

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  1. Oh my gosh! These spooky medallions make me so happy! I'm totally going to make these today!!! I need to add them to my Halloween banner. I love the owl eyes!!!! And, I love the way you made the starburst shape! Very clever and super cute. The yellow and black ribbon pieces peeking out from behind are such a cute touch. I can't wait to get the new Stampin' Blends.

  2. Lots of great ideas on these projects!! Thanks for sharing! :)


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