Batty For You

This card is a little different than the usual flower cards I have been making lately. This is why...

At our house, we like bats. We have a bat house in our backyard to attract them, because we know how many bugs they eat. So our hatred of bugs, make us welcome bats to our yard. Well, this year two bats died in our pool. Those were sad days for us, because now we might not have any bats living in our bat house. Hopefully, others will know it is vacant and establish it as their home. My son, Tate, is fascinated with them. He likes to check out bat books from the library and even has a little stuffed one from the children's book...Stellaluna. If you have kids, it is a cute book.

Tate saw a bat card in one of my technique books and has been asking me to make him one ever since. While shopping with my sister, I finally found a chipboard bat that I could trace to work for the card I wanted to make. This is the finished product.
I started with a 6 x 6 black cardbase and then layered a 5.75 x 5.75 piece of pansy purple cardstock on top. I sanded the purple cardstock with a sandpaper block. Then I brushed the new Delta Ceramcoat paint from CTMH on the front. It comes in white and I used that color. In addition, I put a small amount in a little jar and added citrus leaf re-inker to it and mixed it up. I brushed some of that color on the front too. It dried a little lighter green than I wanted it to, but it worked okay. I was hoping for a bright green. I didn't have a stamp that read "I'm Batty For You", so I printed this off from Microsoft Word and daubed the edges with citrus leaf and pansy purple ink. I matted the saying on citrus leaf cardstock that I punched it with my concave punch.

The circle in the upper left hand corner is supposed to be a moon. I ran the white daisy cardstock through my cuttlebug to make the bumps. Now, looking at it I should have reversed the moon to make them craters. Oh, well! It is glued down already. The ribbon is from American Crafts and the black bigger brads are CTMH.

I made two of for Tate and one for my hubby! I put cards in his lunch box sometimes to brighten his day. I might have to wait for October to give them these, so it will be closer to Halloween.

Tomorrow, I will have to stamp and post early, because I am going to Archivers to crop for the night. YAY! I can't wait!

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dasimonds said...

Cute Bat...Cute Halloween Card.
like your textured moon...
nice sentiment too.

Connie said...

Great card! Looks like I will be scraplifting this card to send to my kids.

Jo said...

Cute card, don't know how you think of all these different things.