The Stamp Review Crew Brings Spooky Cat

The Stamp Review Crew Brings You Spooky Cat

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Welcome to my 2nd Blog Hop with the Stamp Review Crew!  Today the team is featuring the fabulous halloween set called Spooky Cat.  This bundle is wonderful and has been used by me to create a variety of halloween cards and decor.  It has been my most loved stamp set (so far) from the Holiday Catalog. I wanted to create another card using the galaxy background, so I decided to try it with this set.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I have had several people ask me how I created the Galaxy Background, so I thought I would include a few photos of the steps that I take to get the results shown here.

Items Needed:  Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painter and Classic Ink Refills

1) Start with a piece of Watercolor Paper. 2) Saturate it with water from your Aqua Painter. 3) Grab Night of Navy Classic Ink with your Aqua Painter and add it to random areas on your paper.  Be sure to keep the water flowing with your Aqua Painter.  The Night of Navy should be your most dominant color. 4) Add Rich Razzelberry to the Watercolor Paper in areas alongside the Night of Navy, don’t be afraid to mix the colors together. 5) Finish filling in open areas of the Watercolor Paper with the remaining colors:

  • Perfect Plum
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Dapper Denim

After all colors have been added, take the Aqua Painter and swipe from left at an angle across the entire sheet.  You can see it in the last photo how the end result looks.  It will dry lighter and the colors will show through after drying. Make sure the Watercolor Paper is completely dry before proceeding to the next step.  Use your Heat Tool to speed up the process if needed.  6) Add the ‘stars’ to the background by grabbing color with your Aqua Painter from your Whisper White Craft Ink Refill, squeeze a small amount of water then tap on the Aqua Painter while over the top of your Watercolor Paper.

Galaxy Watercolor Background Steps by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I used the largest circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits Die Set to crop out a piece of Watercolor Paper to create the moon.  I colored it with my Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry Classic Ink.  After allowing it to dry, I added a bit more ink to small areas to get a more realistic looking moon.  Tip: Stay light on the water when adding the 2nd layer of color.

I used the Cat Punch to crop the Cat out of Watercolor Paper.  I colored it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then lightly went over it with my Aqua Painter to achieve a more blended look.  After allowing it to dry, I stamped the eyes with Whisper White Craft Ink.

The Witch Hat was stamped with Night of Navy Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  I blended it with my Aqua Painter, lifting some of the dark ink off and then adding Crushed Curry to make it look like the moon is reflecting off of it. I fussy cut the hat with my Paper Snips, removing the spider and web as I cut.

The Happy Halloween and Label were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Watercolor Paper.  I added Pumpkin Pie Ink, again with my Aqua Painter and used my Paper Snips to cut away the pieces I didn’t want leaving what you see on the card.

The Owl was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink. I again fussy cut the image with my Paper Snips. I colored the beak and talons with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. The branch was created with Basic Black Cardstock, paired with my Big Shot and the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Set.

All Images were adhered to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I know the above photo is a little on the dark side, but I liked the spooky effect it added to the card.

I am so happy you have stopped by my blog to see my creation using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set. Please to hop along to see all the other creations from the rest of The Crew by clicking on the buttons below!

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A little more details on the Spooky Cat Bundle!

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Great for all your halloween paper craft needs. Buy online at Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set
Tattooed cats, witches’ hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat—who needs “the Scottish play” when you can have this!
* Quantity: 18 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Cat Punch
Quickly punch out a cat silhouette for Halloween or for cat lover projects.
* Punched image: 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Here is a look back at some of my past Spooky Cat Bundle Creations!  If you click on the photo, it will take you to the original post!


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20 thoughts on “The Stamp Review Crew Brings Spooky Cat”

  1. Thanks so much for the how-to’s for the galaxy background, Stesha. And all the tips and tricks for achieving the layers of color on all the elements of the card. Awesome project!

  2. What a fun and spooky scene! I love all the watercolor, especially on the moon, wow! The Seasonal Layers branch die is perfect for the owl to sit on, great thinking!! Thanks for sharing and hopping with the Crew!

    • Thank you so much Lou! I love to try new things so I am hoping to bring more stunning backgrounds to the blog in the near future!


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