Monday, September 16, 2019

Batty in Love - Double Trouble Challenge #37

This is my DT card for the Double Trouble Challenge #37 "We're Mad for Plaid" and I chose the Paper Smooches September Sketch Challenge however, decided to reverse the sketch upside-down.  


Decided to make a Halloween card and went with several design papers for my die cuts, stamps and background to meet Thing 1: Trouble Maker's Challenge requirement of "something plaid".

Also used Thing 3 Twisted Sister's optional twist "Tag It" using tags and/or frames on your project...die cut three different design papers for frames, adhered to another design paper for background and layered with a black panel.

Thing 2 Double Trouble says "if you have used this optional twist you can also enter in the Use Your Stuff Challenge #375 "Tags and Frames".   

Sentiment was stamped on the small orange frame. Using the same purple design paper and a black foam for dimension...die cut the tree and adhered to the orange star frame. Again using the same purple design paper, stamped the bat with Versa-Mark, heat embossed with black embossing powder and adhered to the plaid frame with 3D thin foam tape. Spiders were cut from black cardstock, attached nail detail for the hanging web from tree and adhered spiders with 3D thin foam rounds. The spiders, tree and bat were finished off with glitter pen.

'Bats in the Belfry' refers to someone who acts as though he has bats careering around his topmost part, that is, his head. So, I must have Bats in my Belfry.

You ask, Why? The photo below was my original DT card until one of the DT members said, "shouldn't the bat be upside down?" Pulled out my stamp and sure enough the bat was pictured upside down. I thought, who would know, but the other thought was, I would know. Soooo, I proceeded carefully lifting off the bat; however not careful enough as it left a small tear in the plaid. Added a little more limb to the tree and hung the bat upside down making sure it covered the tear. Now, not that I was unhappy with my original card; but I just thought it would look cute upside down...and I think I was right. Either way it put a smile on my face.

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Use Your Stuff #375 "Tags and/or Frames" 
Ellibelle's Corner Sept Challenge "Something Beginning with B" (Bat) 
The Male Room Challenge #119 "Autumn" 
The Sisterhood of Crafters "Embossing" (Heat Embossed Bat)  

     3rd Row:  Blue or Purple, Ribbon/Twine (Nail Art Tape) 
     Embossing (Heat Embossing on stamped Bat) 

Products Used
Design Paper 
     Authentique  "Spirited" 
     CTMH Black and White Daisy 
     Paper Smooches "Falling For You" 
     Paper Smooches "Fall Tree" 
     Paper Smooches "Halloween icons" 
     Cottage Cutz "Nested Stitched Eyelet Rectangles" Frames
     CTMH Black Ink 
     Versa Mark 
    CTMH Glitter Pen "Clear" 
    Nail Tape from Japan for spider web string
    CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
    Black Foam from Dollar Store 
    Ranger - Black Embossing Powder 



jeanchaneyaz said...

Fun to dangle spiders from that tree, Sue, and that bat is adorable (if bats can be, LOL)! It is perfect against that fun plaid with the nice die cut edges!

missgailly said...

Too cute for words! Love how you flipped the sketch. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Bunny said...

Adorable card. Love that bat. [Bunny]``

Linby said...

Cute card. I would have just thought the bat was flying lol!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room challenge.
Lynn x

Julene Matthews said...

This is really pretty and you've completed both criteria. Thanks for joining us at Use your stuff.

Heather said...

Such a fun card! (Whether the bat is right-side up or up-side down.) Fabulous papers and good save on the little tear. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Esther Asbury said...

I love all the fun papers you used on this! Thanks for playing along in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on THTSB!

Darlene said...

SO much fun! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Ellibelle said...

So very cute!!
Thank you so much for joining in the "Something beginning with B" theme for my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Maria Valente said...

So adorable! Thank you for playing along at Creative With Stamps this month.
Crafty hugs