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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Best Witches

Yes, another Halloween card today but, this one made with the 'A Child's Year' cartridge which I love. I don't think it gets nearly the credit it deserves. The reason I like it so much is because it's really versatile, especially if you didn't have many cartridges. It has LOTS of holiday cuts on it although, no layering. So, today I tried to create some layers! I cut the little witch from the Hallown2, shift key at 4". I only cut two layers, one cream color and one black. On the cream colored layer, I colored the girls socks and the pumpkin pail in orange using my Sharpies and then the broom stick and the pumpkin pail handle in black.
So, I cut the witches hat, dress and some shoes. I had to do some trimming to make the rest of the dress hem jagged and trim back the arms to show hands. When I was done, I ran them through the Xyron (front side down so that they would be sticky) and then glittered them with black Martha Stewart Crafts black glitter. When I was done, I used the Glossy Accents on all the black pieces and let them dry. Once they were dry, I used Orange Peel stickles on the hat brim and the hem of the skirt. I inked the edges and the broom bristles and the witch was done! I am happy with her & I LOVE the stickles.
The mat on the front is from the DCWV Amber Autumn stack. I like that this paper has more of a vintage Halloween look instead of the cute, fun Halloween. I inked the edges of the paper with the Cat's Eye Tangerine ink pad. The ribbon is KI Memories self adhesive ribbon. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp on black cardstock with a self adhesive frame from the Making Memories Spellbound adhesive set and the glitter pumpkins from the (you guessed it) Target dollar bins.
On the inside, I used the same cream cardstock in the mat on the front and punched the corners using a Fiskars corner punch. I inked it with the tangerine ink and then stamped the 'Best Witches' sentiment from Studio G, also in tangerine. The black cats were paper punches that were in a set from Cutting Edge.


  1. WOW! what a fabulous design, I must agree that cartridge does not get the attention it should you details are great and colors very fun and festive thank you for playing along with My Pink Stamper

    Creative Hugs
    Pinke (Edna)

  2. This card is so stinken cute!! I love it inside and out! That little girl is so cut, I love that cartridge. Thank you for playing along with us at My Pink Stamper!!

  3. What a surprise!! Love the paper you chose to mount on front, reminds me of old school wallpaper!!! Super cute!!!

  4. The detail is fabulous. I love this cart too. It's one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love it!! Halloween cards are so much fun! This card is really super cute. I'm glad to have found another great blog. I became a follower :)
    jen (

  6. Love it!! You are very creative with the trimming to make new layers!!