Monday, August 8, 2016

I Love Polka Dots

The Double D's Challenge this week is to use polka dots so I created a card for Halloween and used die cuts and polka dot pattern paper. This is the card I will enter in their challenge. I am also entering this in the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge-Anything Goes.

My first step was to sponge a background on white card stock by including a moon in the sky with a masking technique. Then over the top of that background I added my die cut images.

I die cut the cat, leaves and the saying out with various colors of card stock, but the Jack-O'Lantern was die cut on white and then I colored it with Bic Mark-It pens. I replaced the negative pieces in the cat and the pumpkin. And the sentiment and the tie were made to look like polka dots by using a white paint pen and adding them. I also used the paint pen to add a bit to the eyes and to the nose on the cat. The pattern paper I chose had a polka dot design and was part of the Zoology Collection by Bo Bunny.

The Cheery Lynn Dies used are:
Jack-O'Lanterns B594
Whimsical Cat B850
Flourish Leaf Strip B178

So fun working with these dies. I enjoyed my afternoon and know I will be using these dies many times again.

Thanks for dropping in and for all the wonderful comments you leave.

God bless,


  1. Super cute Halloween card and what fun dies they are! Thank you for joining us at Double D for our challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  2. Oh that is PURRfect! Love the polka dots and that cat and pumpkin! It's sweet not scary :)

  3. How clever! Love your Catoween card!! So sweet with all the little die additions. Love the polka dot paper too.

  4. OMG what a cute Halloween card~! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Polka Dots’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. This is soooo cute, Verna! I love the kitty! You made such a beautiful background for him! Love how his bow tie matches the die-cut words!

  6. This is so stinkin' cute, Verna. Just the cutest, well done. Great take on the challenge, love the polka dot words!

  7. such a HAPPY Halloweenie card, Verna, and BEAUTIFUL use of polkadots in the most unexpected ways! Very dramatic with the bright colors against the black! hugs, de

  8. What a fun card, Verna Love the polka dot sentiment and bow tie. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.
    DD DT

  9. I think I might have to get tht Whimsical Cat die! Another adorable card, Verna. The polka dot greeting certainly adds to the fun factor.
    x Asha

  10. This is such a fun creation! Love the cat and the polka dot sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)


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