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Monday, October 29, 2012

Life's a Witch! A Halloween Witch card to make.

Hi Bloggers!
Today I would like to share with you a Halloween card I made for a dear friend.  I hope you like it!  Some of my friends said I should post it on the blog, so here it is!
I selected the Recollections card and envelopes (5" by 6.5") in the Kraft color, and inked up the edges of both card and envelope.  I chose the "HAUNTED" paper collection and vinyl stickers from My Mind's Eye to coordinate with the card stock.  This paper collection is from 2010, but is still available online.  I like it because both the front and back of each paper is so beautiful and so versatile!
And, it's flocked!  How cool is that?!

To begin, I inked all the edges of the card and envelope with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger to give it a vintage feel.  Then, I set the card and envelope aside.
I cut out a 5" circle from bright yellow card stock for the moon.  I wanted the moon to have texture and dimension, so I decided to add layers of color by "masking" the moon.  To do this, I cut out 3 flourishes from a "Joy!"brand die I purchased,  placed them on the moon, and lightly sprayed Cocoa Bean Copper mist over them.
When the spray was dry, I removed the flourishes, and distressed the moon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  By spraying the moon (and flourishes) with Cocoa Brown Copper mist (from Lindy's Stamp Gang), then inking the edges of the moon, I was able to achieve the depth and texture I desired.  The flourishes were so pretty after they were sprayed that I used them on the card too!
NOTE *I used a masking technique I saw demonstrated on Amy R's Holiday card tutorial.  Her card and my card look much different, but the masking technique worked well for both cards! View her card and video HERE.
The next step was to cut a 4.5"x 5" piece of card stock from the HAUNTED paper collection for the background.  I chose the patterned paper called "Flying Witch".  I inked the edges of the paper and adhered it to the front of the card.  Once the background was in place, I sprayed the whole card with a light layer of the Cocoa Bean Copper spray. When it was dry, I adhered the sprayed moon to the top-center of the card.
Now I was ready to select an image to silhouette against the moon.  I had purchased the flocked sticker set when I bought the HAUNTED card stock, so I removed the witch from the sticker sheet and pressed it on to the card, over the moon.
 NOTE: Several dies from Tim Holtz's collection would also work well  for this.  The House, Witch, Cat, Crow, or Bat would all look really good on this card if you do not have the stickers.

Once the Witch was in place, I selected some flowers from the Prima Almanac collection and some Webster pages Sparklers to embellish the front of the card and envelope.  I also sprayed the flowers with the Cocoa Bean Copper mist so they would have the same color sheen as the rest of the card.  Using stickers from the HAUNTED set, I stuck a spider and the word "Boo!"inside.

I then added a black cat sticker and some flowers to the outside of the envelope and my Halloween card was finished!  I hope you give this card a try, it's easy and doesn't take long to make.  
Please leave me a comment below with the link to your blog or Flickr account so we all can see what you make.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

and happy creating...


Crabtree-Creations said...

I am going to make a few more of these cards using the remaining stickers and will post them in a day or two!
I hope you all give this fun and pretty card a try!

Donna Wood said...

VIA email:
ReNae, thank you so much for the wonderful creative ideas. I LOVE your blog and it is actually the only one I really check. I have learned soooooo much from you and have been inspired many times, even from the links you provide. Thanks for helping out a non-techno-geek like myself. I loved seeing you at club and was inspired by your great recovery and fantastic attitude!...
Thanks again for your wonderful blog. I really do read it a lot and go back and have used some of your great ideas. WONDERFUL tutorials!!! Blessings, Donna

Dr. Marie Landwer said...

Your witch is really cute! VERY creative and colorful! I think your blog is very interesting and helpful to those who want to pursue card making.
Happy Halloween to you!
Love, Mom

Lotta Feldt said...

love it love it love it....

you are the best

love you <3

Laura Sudderth said...

I am new to your blog, love your work! Anyone that makes cards or scrapbooks, knows it takes alot of creativity and time. Keep it up.

Crabtree-Creations said...

Laura, thank you, and yes, you are so right! Blogging takes a tremendous amount of time, preparation and a bit of creativity! It's worth it when nice people like you visit and enjoy my blog!

pattyo said...

Wow, ReNae! This is beautiful! I love the effect you created on the moon with the spray and the flying witch. Thanks for the wonderful tips. I'm sure your friend will love this!

Lindy's Stamp Gang said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for entering our contest! We will be announcing the winners on our blog later today.