Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bat Window Card

This was such a fun card to make - not sure what it is called. I saw this style in a book I have (can't even find it right now)'s could be a easel card? The finished card size is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". This is the view with the card closed.

Here is the view with the card "door" open (that's the middle part) and pushed down into a back slot, revealing the golden moon and stamped bats amongst the clouds.

Here's the side view:

A view at a slight angle:

To make this card:
(1) 8-12" x 5-1/2" Chocolate Chip CS
(1) 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" Black CS for the fence
(1) 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" Cherry Cobbler CS for the dripping blood overhang
(1) Punched Old Olive Leaf from the 2 step Bird Punch
(1) 1-1/2" Punched Circle in More Mustard
(2) Punched Small Oval Black CS for the wings
(1) Punched Owl in Black CS
(2) Punched Eyes, using the Owl punch
(2) Googlie eyes
Template for the card: self explanatory.....if not, let me know
Using Cajun Craze ink, sponge around the 1-1/2" punched More Mustard Circle, then set aside

Punch fence, adhere. Emboss Dot onto Cherry Cobbler CS, then punch dripping blood edge, Adhere.

To make bat:
Attach eyes as shown using Tombow adhesive. For the wings, use 1/2" punch to punch out one side of the small oval. Apply 2 way glue adhesive to one edge, attach owl body. Allow to dry. Once dry, the bat will be attached to the card by using Tombow adhesive on the left wing and on the Old Olive branch (branch is attached inside the opening).
Stamp "eat, drink, & be scary on Cherry Cobbler CS, then punch out using the small tag punch. Adhere onto front of the card (not in the opening).
Inside of the card:
Make a cloud template by using 1" circles, 1-1/4" circles, and 1-1/2" circle - group them together and use White craft ink on the inside of the card.
Then attach the More Mustard Moon, stamp the bats using black ink. Card is complete.
  • Stamps: Wicked Cool, Eat-Drink & be scary (retired)
  • CS: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
  • Ink: Craft White, Black, Cajun Craze
  • Accys: 1-1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 2 Step Owl Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Small tag Punch, Dot Embossing Folder, Halloween Gate Edge Punch (non SU), Dripping Blood Punch (non SU), Tombow Adhesive, 2 way glue pen, Sponge Daubers, Googlie Eyes (non SU).

Thank you for stopping by today...........stay tuned for more tom.......................


- - Sheryl - - said...

Cute love the aperture card

Whimcees said...


You have been making such great Halloween cards - and I love this one! Thank you for always taking the time to create the tutorials - I know that I will have to try this today!

Wishing you well and hoping that you have a good day today!


Barbara Diane

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is so great. Thanks for sharing the details.

Helen said...

Love all your Halloween cards but this one is the coolest!

Brenda said...

i love this card! you are definitely making me want to work on some halloween cards!

lifesabeach32940 said...

Patti ~ That is one very cool card. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions!! You are a REAL inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

What a neat card!
Must try this.

PJ(Jessie Adams)

Joann Griesser said...

Downright amazing! How incredible. I can't wait everyday to see what you come up with. Thanks for sharing your talent

Katherine said...

Great card ~ as always. Betcha didn't know your blog is my fav. Love your tutorials - thanks for sharing!!

md said...


Rose said...

This is adorable, Patti! Love your little bat!

Mimi Hornberger said...

This is so awesome. I love your blog and am so thankful for the tutorials. I am going to have to make this!. Thanks again. XO, Mimi

Kim said...

super cute! this will be on my punch inspiration of the day tomorrow. TFS

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Great projects!! Love that punch... makes great icicles too!