I had grand plans to send all my friends and family fun Halloween cards, but in the end, I only managed to finish this one. I like how it turned out, but there are a bunch of little things I would have fixed, if I had time.
I started with a black Bazzill card-base, and a nice piece of bright orange Bazzill that I cut with a Nestablities die. I used some black powder to heat-emboss the sentiment, and some gold powder to heat emboss a flourish. I cut some sparkly stars from gold glitter paper, and adhered them randomly around the flourish. The cauldron was cut by hand, with a bit of gold twine around the rim, and adhered over the bottom of the flourish with foam adhesive.
The witchy cat is a digi-stamp from Meljen’s Designs. I printed several copies of it on plain white cardstock, and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. After several experiments, I ended up just coloring the hat with a black Sharpie (and a gold metallic Sharpie for the band) – it needed a bolder color than I was getting from my pencils. I fussy-cut him out, and added a bit of dimension by layering the cat’s face, and his paws, and popped his tale up a bit with foam adhesive. And I tied a bit of that gold twine around his neck before adhering him to the card front. I’m actually happy with the cat – it looks better in real life.
If I had to do it again, I would have done a better job with the sentiment (I forgot to use my powder tool, but was too tired to re-do it), the cauldron is a bit crooked, and the whole design just isn’t centered very well (gotta “stage” everything carefully before you pull out the glue!). But it was a fun card to work on.
Wishing you sweet treats (and no tricks) this All Hallow’s Eve. Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock (black and orange), DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack (gold) Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Decorative Labels Eight die, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die (little stars), Witchy Cat digi-stamp by Meljen’s Designs, “Thinking of You” clear stamps by Technique Tuesday (flourish), “Hey Pumpkin” clear stamp set by Simon Says Stamp (sentiment), VersaMark ink, Ranger black embossing powder, American Crafts Zing gold embossing powder, May Arts metallic gold twine.