Monday, October 7, 2013

Brag Monday - A Halloween Cat In a Hat card

This is just a quickie post to share a Halloween card I made using one of the images from The Graphics Fairy.

Karen (the aforementioned fairy), has some of the most unusual, and beautifully 'restored' images anywhere on the internet. The moment I saw this cat from a children's drawing book, it just cried out to be turned into the sweetest Halloween kitten ever. (Don't you just love VERY simple images, that convey volumes of personality and style? Karen seems to have the knack for finding them.)

Here are my steps to make this very simple card:
  • Saved the cat image and re-sized in (my all time favorite graphics handling program - and it's FREE!) so that it would be the right size for my premade round card base.
  • Printed it on 90 pound cardstock using black ink on draft.
  • Layered a few papers in descending circles on the card base, with the center cicle being white. (Not sure how the whiskers would look on any other color, and this cat just wouldn't be him/herself without THOSE whiskers. )
  • Fussy cut the cat graphic, then used my glue pen on the cat's face, and covered with black flocking. This took gluing a third of the image at a time, so the glue wasn't dry before the 'fur' when on.
  • The eyes worked out perfectly, because my clear green "Dew Drops" were exactly the right size. Remember to glue anything translucent, with "dries clear" adhesive.
  • A ribbon, gathered along one edge, and applied with score tape, makes a festive collar.
  • The hat is just made of coordinating papers, ribbon and a sequin (from Cartwright's Sequins - the best selection of shiny goodness on this planet, or any other). 
Presto! You have a cat that's dressed for a big occasion.

Have fun visiting all the talented folks who make amazing things using Karen's images, and thanks for taking the time to stop and visit here.


  1. Oh,'ve give her THE perfects details!!! The hat...the FUR...the EYES!! She looks adorably realistic, yet sweetly animated at the same time! Adorable project!!!

  2. Wonderful project, Marcie! Your cat is bold and beautiful. Love the orange ruffled collar you gave him too. Thanks for sharing, and for your lovely comments : )

  3. I simply adore this card Marcie! Love the vintage look and round card, and the collar is adorable! Look at those cat eyes! Wonderful card my friend!
    You are way to kind with your wonderful comments. So nice to see you made something to share…thanks!

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  5. I just took a walk down memory lane and looked back at all of your lovely projects. One that literally jumped out at me and blew me away was the button card with the Queen of Hearts. Drop.Dead.Gorgeous. That is one of my all-time favorite stamps sets and I just loved your design.


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