Poppystamps Cards

Happy World Card Making Day!

To join all the fun crafting going on today, I created a submission for the first ever Poppystamps Design Challenge!

For my submission, I created a "fall-o-ween" scene using die cuts, embellishments, and distress ink.


Poppystamps Warm & Cozy Fire [1070]
Poppystamps Fireplace Logs [1072]
Poppystamps Curious Cat [872]
Poppystamps Pouncing Cat [875]
MemoryBox Tree Frame [98300]
MemoryBox Tiny Bubbles [98669]
MemoryBox Grim Cauldron [98700]
Tim Holtz Distress Inks [Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire]

Other tools include: ink blending tools, embellishments [bats], adhesive [foam adhesives, glue dot minis, tape runner], color markers [for coloring the fire flames] and cardstock.

How To:
1.  Create the background using distress ink and ink blender tools.  For this I began with Broken China all over the white background.  Next apply Spun Sugar followed by Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves.  Finally, blend in Chipped Sapphire.

2.  Die cut the Tree Frame twice.  Once on the inked background [once dry of course] and once on colored cardstock [I used dark brown].  Place the colored cardstock frame [not the background colored frame] on a layer of cardstock and adhere tightly [my frame color is black].

This will produce two things - the tree frame to the right and then the pieces that fall out can be placed carefully in the negative space in the color cardstock tree frame.  This way you have the background for the scene and a nice gradient frame for another project.

3. Glue the pieces from the background into the colored cardstock frame to create an inlay technique.

4.  Die cut the remaining pieces in your choice of cardstock.  I used a medium yellow for the flame and then used orange and red markers and a blending tool to make it look more like a flame.

5. Assemble the scene with your favorite adhesives. I used some foam adhesives to give dimension.  then I adhered the layer scene onto dark purple cardstock.

6. To complete the card, I added shiny bat embellishments.

If you like the card, feel free to leave me a comment or join my site to be notified when new cards are posted.


  1. What a great card. Love how you did the background.
    Thanks for joining our first card challenge over at PoppyStamps.

    1. Thanks for comment Sherry. Love the new look of the blog and love the new concept of challenges!

  2. wowowow, wonderful all!!!!! Love your card!!!!!

  3. Hola mi amiga! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Kimberly,
    You know how much I love a card with kitties! Yours is ADORABLE! Colorful and spooky!

    1. Awww thanks! I love kitties too (and Halloween)!

  5. You sweet lady! Now it feels PERFECT seeing your sweet design here Kimberly! Big hugs to you!!

    1. Hi Jeanne! Thanks for your kindness. I told you just because I stepped down from the DT didn't mean you wouldn't see me from time to time! Love MemoryBox, Poppystamps and all of the Poppystamps DT'ers!

  6. How creative to have the cats trying to catch the bubbles, so fun! Thanks for playing along with us at the Poppystamps challenge.