Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BOO - Simply Crafts October 2012

It is the first Wednesday of the month and that means that it is time for another Simply Crafts Challenge. Today we are using the vampire bat cut from the brand new Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Normally we would want you to only use this cut or a similar one, but since it is the 1 year anniversary of our challenge blog we are going to let you submit ANY new Halloween themed project. Check out the Simply Crafts Challenge blog (HERE) for more details.

I had lots of fun with this cutie. My card is 4.25 x 4.25". I used a BRAND NEW Peachy Keen Face stamp for my bat, the set this face came from will be released on Friday and is called Piles of 3/4" Smiles (so this is also a little bit of a sneak peek too :)). The large sized boo sentiment is from the Halloween Holler Spooky Tree and Cat set by Peachy Keen Stamps. The bat, cloud and moon were all cut from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. I added some Stickles to the black areas on the bat, when that dried I added some glossy accents. I was getting impatient for the glossy accents to dry so I started to use my heat gun to speed things up. I moved it around so it wouldn't get too hot and burn, well it started to burn a little anyway so I stopped and let it dry. When I was able to get back to it several hours later the wings had dried with a bit of an outward curve. I actually LOVED the dimension that added to the bat. Here is a side view so you can see what I'm talking about.

Can you see how far those wings stick out? I love it and I hope you do too. 

Make sure to stop by Pam's blog (HERE) to see what she did with this cut and how she did it. I've already seen her card and it is an ADORABLE little scene. You won't want to miss it. And if you would like to join in on the fun please link up at the Simply Crafts Blog and don't forget there are still lots of sneak peeks going on at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and it is also 3D Wednesday over at My Creative Time. Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps - Piles of 3/4" Smiles
Glossy Accents
Sakura White Gellyroll Pen
Ink for Inking


  1. Too cute. Love the cut and all the added stitching. Would love to have you come join us over at
    MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times! .

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  2. very cute card

  3. This is adorable, Glora! The bat wings look FABULOUS!!!

  4. Glora ~ Wahta Bat~astic card!!! Oh yes I LOVE that his wings have dimension! Remember there are NO mistakes in paper crafting! Oh but I did laugh ~ I am impatient too! Why do things have to take so looooong to dry?? LOL! Great scene and colors!!

  5. Love the extra sneak peek! And the wings turned out perfect :)

  6. Too Cute!and Spooky!!!FANGtastic!

  7. OMG your card is TOO CUTE!such a great challenge!I LOVE your sweet little bat!!:)