Friday, 28 October 2016

Die cut bats without a bat die

At this time of year there's rather more need for bats in our crafting than the rest of the year round. As I have often said, I'm not a big fan of Halloween and don't have mush Halloween related stash, so when I need a die cut bat, I use my trusty old Cuttlebug butterfly die to cut a butterfly and then cut the lower wings off  and trim the edges of the upper ones to leave a bat-like shape. I've used three, cut in pink pearlescent card, on this card.


That lovely cobwebby background is a scrap of hand made paper I was sent in a RAK many years ago and has been just lying around waiting for the right moment to use it. For the coffin, I cut a large tag shape and then tapered the lower sides. The "Expired" bar code on it is a sentiment stamp from Rubber Dance.

I am sharing this with
Cuttlebugmania - Spooky
Fab 'n'Funky - Celebrate Halloween
Mod Squad - Halloween Fun
Cut it Up challenge - Halloween in non-traditional colours   

7 comments:

  1. You're certainly full of good ideas. A really fun card and a clever way to make your bats. Barbxx

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  2. I love this very pink Halloween card. What a great way to cut out your bats - I must remember that for next year...!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
    Alison x

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  3. Brilliant! I love pink and black, and that "sentiment" is hilarious! :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Halloween in Non-Traditional Colors challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    https://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com/

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  4. This is funny! It totally made my day! Thanks

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  5. This Halloween card is SO FUNNY!!! I love the bats and the colors!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  6. I just love this design. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky xx Jan DT

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  7. This is so cute. Thank you for joining us for the Mod Squad Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

    Peggy T.
    Design Team Member

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