31 Nights of Halloween: Night 7

{Cue the spooky laughter.}  Welcome to Night 7 of Whimsy Stamps' 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration!  Have you been enjoying this frightfully fun event?  In case you missed it, be sure to check out grand prize post here.  

My card features the adorable Kitty N Pumpkin stamp by Krista Heij-Barber.  Isn't he the cutest?!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copics.  I die-cut the image with a circle die and added details with a white gel pen.  I brushed on some clear sparkle and gave the kitty's eyes some dimension with Glossy Accents.

That jack-o-lantern was just calling to be illuminated!  Luckily, I had picked up some Chibitronics supplies a few months back in the Whimsy shop and finally got brave enough to use them.  First, I stamped a second Kitty N Pumpkin onto white cardstock and die-cut it with the same circle die I had used for the colored image.  With an Xacto knife, I cut out the jack-o-lantern's eyes and mouth on the second image.  I die-cut a black scalloped circle larger than my colored image.  I placed the altered image onto the scalloped circle and marked the cut areas with a pencil.  With my Xacto knife, I cut those areas out of the scalloped circle.  Note:  You only need the second stamped image as a cutting guide; you will not actually use it on your card.

With the ChibitronicsCopper Tape and LED Stickers, I created a circuit on the back of the colored image.  (This was the part that made me the most nervous, but after watching a few video tutorials, it wasn't as complicated as I feared.  Read: You actually DON'T need a degree in engineering to do this. ;) )  I housed the battery in a cardstock rectangle that I folded in half, adhering the battery to the rectangle with glue dots.  I covered the back of the colored image with two layers of foam tape to account for the thickness of the battery and affixed it to the scalloped circle, matching up the openings on the black circle with the LED stickers on the colored image.  After you watch a couple of videos, this paragraph will make more sense, I promise.

I trimmed some green patterned paper to 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” and adhered it to a 6" white card.  I die-cut the orange paper with the Straight Edgers Die Set so that it roughly measures 3” x 5 ¾” and glued it to the card.  Finally, I attached the scalloped circle to the card with foam adhesive and embellished with some black enamel dots.  

I really enjoyed making this card and am so glad I got over my fear of using the Chibitronics.  I hope I've encouraged you to try something new in your cardmaking, no matter how intimidating it may seem at first.  Thanks for stopping by!

Kitty 'n Pumpkin Rubber Cling Stamp Straight Edger Die Set 


  1. Such an adorable card! Love that darling kitty! Great coloring and color combo on your card! So fun that it lights up!

  2. super fun image and LOVE the lights!!!!!

  3. JUST WOW! SOOOOO COOL! I love the kitty!

  4. Wat een prachtige kaart en mooi zo met de lichtjes erin verwerkt.

    Groetjes, Astrid.

  5. Awww, what a sweet image she is! And your coloring is purr-fection!

  6. Love the layering.
    the sweet kitty is so cute.
    Great card. thanks for

  7. What a beautiful and creative project. Love everything about it!
    Valerija xx

  8. Lovely card! I need to try those LED stickers.

  9. Your light-up Halloween kitty and pumpkin is absolutely sensational! Super cute; your colouring is amazing! WOW!

  10. Wow, that sounds like a lot of work! Such a cute card!


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