Stamp Review: Spooky Cat

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Spooky Cat stamps and Swirly Bird dies from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review: Spooky Cat

Today I am hopping around the world with the talented members of the Stamp Review Crew to bring you inspiration based on the Spooky Cat stamp set.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Spooky Cat stamps and Swirly Bird dies from Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Spooky Cat stamps and Swirly Bird dies from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop

In case you are unfamiliar, a blog hop is an event where several bloggers post on the same topic then link their blog posts together in a circle.

In today’s blog hop the Stamp Review Crew is featuring project ideas that use the Spooky Cat stamp set. Follow the Next buttons at the bottom of each post to visit each blog in order and see all the amazing projects the artists in the Stamp Review Crew have made to inspire you!

Starting Monday morning, you can also click the banner below to visit the Stamp Review Crew’s home page. There you will find a full list of the participating artists and their post links in case you get lost along the way. You can also find all of the Crew’s past blog hops for even more inspiration!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

A Love for Witch Hats

I gravitate at once to the witch hat in this stamp set because it goes so well with my logo. As everyone knows, I’m the stamp witch! Witches hats are my thing! I bet you don’t know why I chose “Stamp Witch” as my blog name, though… so I’ll tell you!

My second hobby, other than card making, is role playing games. If you are familiar with Dungeons and Dragons, you need no further explanation. If you aren’t, role playing is basically a grown up version of playing pretend. You get to make a character, give them stats, make up stories with your friends, and go on adventures all from the comfort of your own couch. Sometimes we also play a live action version of our game while out camping and actually dress up as and act like our characters for a weekend.

My favorite characters to play are mages, hence the love for witch hats.

Also, witch hats are super stylish. Right?

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Spooky Cat stamps and Swirly Bird dies from Stampin' Up!

Card Tips

  • Experimenting with watercolor is really fun! For this card I put a piece of watercolor paper in a box top to protect my workspace. I then put a few drops of ink refills directly on my paper, then used a mister to spray it lightly with water. This resulted in veritable explosions of really intense color on my paper. This method offers very little in the way of control of where the color goes, but the trade off is lots of happy surprises! You can still see the dark spots where I put the first drops.
  • This black and white striped ribbon is actually the 7/8″ Striped Ribbon from the Carols of Christmas Suite. I cut off the edges of the ribbon to change the look a bit. It also removes the wire, so it’s a little less bulky on a card front.
  • The Spooky Cat hat stamp doesn’t have a band around it, but it is easy to add one with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker! I used the skinny end to draw a slightly curved band then colored it in. There is a stamp for the buckle, but I colored it instead, since I think it’s a little easier to color than to line up a stamp perfectly, even if it is photopolymer.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Spooky Cat stamps and Swirly Bird dies from Stampin' Up!


Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Watercolor Paper, Eastern Beauty Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist Reinker, Bermuda Bay Reinker (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Spooky Cat (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies ,Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, dimensionals, 7/8″ Striped Ribbon, Brights Enamel Shapes

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

Stamp Witch Blog Natalie's hand painted signature

Hop Around the World

Click the buttons below to visit the rest of the amazing artists in this blog hop for even more inspiration! Next up is the amazing Charlet Mallet; you’re going to love her project!

stamp Review Crew: Click to visit the previous artist

Stamp Review Crew: click to visit the next artist


Other Projects You Might Enjoy

Click the images below to visit the original post for these projects!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Spooky Cat and Lovely Friends stamps from Stampin' Up!

2017 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Dare to Dream stamps and Spooky Night DSP from Stampin' Up!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring embossing paste and No Bones About It stamps from Stampin' Up!

Thank you card by Natalie Lapakko using the Baby Wipe Swipe technique and featuring Pick a Pumpkin stamps from Stampin' Up!


18 thoughts on “Stamp Review: Spooky Cat”

  1. Love the swirls of bright and happy colors on your background, Natalie! Great idea to use a box top to keep the water contained.

  2. Love the colors you used on this! It has inspired me to use it on a future creation! I also need to try your background technique!

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