Last night I was feeling crafty, but didn’t have a lot of time. So I pulled out Tee Hee Hee, my favorite Halloween set, and challenged myself to make 2 quick Halloween cards.
I think that you would be hard pressed to find a card that is as simple or came together so quickly.
- Stamp the witches shoes on a piece of whisper white cardstock using black ink of your choice. (I used Memento Tuxedo Black because that was what was already sitting out!)
- Punch the shoes out using the 1″ square punch.
- Adhere to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that has been trimmed to 1.5″ x 1.5″
- Trim a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock (great for card bases!) to 4.25″ x 11″.
- Fold in half to form your card base, then using your bone folder burnish across the folded edge, making the edge nice and crisp. Your finished card will be 4.25″ x 5.5″.
- Adhere your stamped image to the front and center of your card front.
- The sentiment is one stamp. Now, I have no issues with cutting apart my stamps to make the sentiment work for me, which I did in this case. But for those that are uncomfortable with that, put a piece of tape across the “It’s all about the shoes” portion of the sentiment. Ink up your stamp, then remove the tape. Your sentiment will then have ink only on the “Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch” portion. Stamp that right above your image.
- Put a piece of tape across the “Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch” portion, ink your stamp, then remove the tape. Stamp the remainder of the sentiment under the stamped image.
This card actually used up about 45 minutes of the hour I allotted myself lol Not quite as simple as the one above, but still easy and fun.
- Stamp cauldron onto a piece of whisper white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- Make a mask for the smoke: either draw an outline onto a scratch piece of paper where you want the “smoke” to be, and cut it out, or using the smallest circle die from the Circles Collection Thinlets, run the scrap piece of cardstock through your Big Shot multiple times, moving the die each time to form the perfect circle outlines. I did it that way, and it came out perfectly!
- Lay your mask over the cauldron image and tape it down (I use blue painters tape). The opening should be directly above the cauldron.
- Using a dauber, very lightly tap onto the Hello Honey ink pad. You want a tiny tiny bit of ink on the dauber.
- Using circular motions, ink into the exposed of the areas of the mask. You don’t want the color perfectly smooth, smoke has lighter and darker portions. That is the look you are going for.
- Do the same as above, except use Old Olive and a new dauber so you don’t mix colors on your ink pads. Remember to use a VERY light touch when applying ink to the dauber. If you use too much just transfer some from your dauber to a scratch piece of paper.
- Keep alternating between the two colors, blending as you go, until you are happy with the result.
- Remove the mask.
- Stamp the bats 3 times using Basic Gray, making it appear they are coming out of the cauldron.
- Fussy cut the bottom of the cauldron out. I measured how far up I wanted to cut, then drew a faint line using a pencil horizontally across, so I knew where to cut. I then used my trimmer to cut from the left edge to about an eighth of an inch from the left side of the cauldron, then repeated on the right side. That assured that I would have a straight line. I then fussy cut everything out.
- Mount onto a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock.
- Mount onto a piece of black cardstock.
- Stamp your sentiment onto the black cardstock using Versamark. I again cut my stamp, but if you prefer, use the tap method described above.
- Heat emboss using White embossing powder.
- Mount onto the front of a piece of Whisper White thick cardstock, that has been trimmed to 4.25″ x 11″, then folded to form a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card.
- Add White Perfect Accents to the cauldron, to look like bubbles floating up and over the edge of the card.
All materials used can be found below 🙂
It’s All About the Shoes materials:
Brew Up A Little Fun materials: