I haven’t decorated for Halloween in a few years. I always decorated when my boys were little, but when my youngest started high school and then football started…well, decorating for holidays took a back seat! I was inspired to decorate this year after I received my Just For Fun Rubber Stamps (JFFRS) in the mail. These two are my favorites…
A few weeks ago I made some Shrinky Dink plastic earrings for my JFF Design Team post with the Stitched Mouthed Jack-o-Lantern stamp. This week, the Candy Corn Fence was begging to be stamped! I started tooling around Pinterest looking for Halloween scenes ideas and this popped up, Le Chat Noir!
I remembered I had an awesome full moon photo I had taken with my DSLR camera and the Tiny Black Kat stamp image from JFFRS… combine these with the candy corn fence…I love when things start falling into place! Le Chat Noir was the perfect sentiment for my card idea, but I wanted a trio of cats to sit on the fence. Somewhere in the recesses of my hazy memory of elementary school French, I knew that I need the plural version but couldn’t grasp it. I sent a text to my aunt (a French teacher) and waited for a response, not realizing that it was almost midnight in Europe where they are on vacation! After she sent the correct phrasing, I edited my moon photo in Photoshop Elements and added the text.
In my rush to print, I left off the “s”on noirs. Of course I didn’t realize it until the next morning, AFTER I was finished. Lesson learned, don’t make things when I’m tired!
The moon needed a little something, so I stamped some black embossed bats from JFFRS!
I wanted the three cats’ tails to be different, so I clipped them off when I cut them out and added tiny pieces of black pipe cleaners. I painted the fence with Perfect Pearls mixed with water for a nice shimmery effect!
And here are Les Chats Noirs bathing in the moonlight!
I have a challenge for you…leave a comment on this post for a chance to be in the drawing for a Candy Corn Fence stamp of your own, then click here to join the JFFRS Halloween Challenge for a chance to win a JFFRS gift certificate. You don’t have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the gift certificate, but if you DO use a JFF Stamp you will receive a 2nd entry into the drawing doubling your chance to win!! Winner of the Candy Corn Fence stamp will be announced here on my blog on Saturday October 29, 2016. Go make something Fa-BOO-lous!