Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!

My Favorite Things: Witch Way Is The Candy? (Birdie Brown), Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Dark 6x6,  Copics

Halloween was yesterday, and I had a lovely time handing out candy and looking at all the fun costumes. There were quite a few really creative ones, and several can't-go-wrong-with-them classics. I made little treat bags for all the trick-or-treaters - which went over super well. Lots of compliments and lots of curious kids wanting to peek in their bags right away.

In between the doorbell ringing, I was busy getting crafty and making a fun Halloween card.

I started by stamping the adorable witch and kitty from Birdie Brown's Witch Way Is The Candy? stamp set. I colored the images with my Copics, using a few of the traditional Halloween colors. Instead of black, I used some of the darker Blue-Violet shades, which gave me more contrast and shading. I colored the kitty in warm grays, adding a touch of yellow to the eyes. I also stamped and colored a couple of pumpkins.

Once my coloring was done, I carefully cut everything out with a pair of sharp scissors.

For the background, I grabbed an orange piece of patterned paper and matted it onto a standard A2 card (4¼x5½"). I cut a smaller rectangular panel out of gray cardstock and adhered it to the front. I wanted to bring in more of that striped pattern, so I grabbed a gray scrap and added it to the panel.

I adhered the stamped images to the center panel, then scattered a few sequins and enamel dots, and voila! Finished card. :)

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. So glad to hear you had a very happy Halloween. We don't celebrate here but occasionally we have trick-or-treaters (not this year!) and lots of people like to dress up and party just because they can. Your card is lovely. You know I love your colouring and the purple hair is so fun. Love the design and I am so impressed that you cut out the white border by hand. I don't mind fussy cutting but I am hopeless at leaving a border.

    1. I actually really enjoy fussy-cutting! As long as you go slow and turn the paper as you cut (instead of scissors) and use a good pair of scissors, it goes pretty well. I actually find it faster to fussy cut most images instead of putting them through the Bigshot. Plus, I often don't get the corresponding stamp dies because I'd rather get another stamp set. :D