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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Feeling Witchy

As much as I like Close to My Heart's Eek & Shriek stamp set (In case you don/'t know, I LOVE cats), my favorite Halloween stamp is this sassy witch from the Wicked set which was a available as a Stamp of the Month a few years ago.  I stamped her in black and sponged the panel with Thistle, Sunset, and Black inks and while I was at it, sponged around the pieces cut from Scaredy Cat paper with Black.  The broom and sentiment come from the Halloween Greetings set available in the current CTMH catalog.  You may notice that the embellishment from the Scaredy Cat Assortment has been flipped.  I thought it looked better to have the cat facing towards the center, so I peeled off the glue dots and flipped it over.  I used liquid glass to attach it to Black glitter paper before attaching it to the card.  I love that the metal pieces in the Scaredy Cat Assortment are so thin and flat.  This would be the perfect card to enter in the Cards in Envy "Any Witch Way You Can" Challenge except that the only way to make the witch fit and still have room for the other elements in this Heart 2 Heart sketch was to make the card 7x5 inches.

The Cards in Envy Challenge requires that cards be no more that a quarter inch thick and fit in an A2 envelope so that they will be easy to mail.  The theme for the current challenges is "Any Witch Way You Can," and since this is such a great witch, I had to made a second card using the same technique but in the A2 size.

This is the last of my cards to enclose in Halloween care packages to the college students in my life.  Given that this is National Chocolate Day, my daughter and I had to do a quality control check as we put the packages together.  Thank you for stopping by!  Now please head on over the Heart 2 Heart and Cards in Envy to see how others have met these challenges.  There is still time to enter either challenge if you so are inclined.  I would love to see your work!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Scaredy Cat, Black, Colonial White, and Slate cardstock, Black Glitter paper
Ink:  Thistle, Sunset, Smokey Plum, and Black ink
Stamps:  Wicked (retired), Halloween Greetings
Embellishments:  Scaredy Cat Assortment 


  1. Fantastic image for the Cards in Envy Challenge! Love the colors and the inking technique...thanks so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! Happy Halloween!

  2. Love your witch and the colors of your card! The inking is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  3. Thanks for the reminder about that great witch stamp (languishing in my collection!). I'm sure your college recipients will love their cards (and the QC chocolate). Love the sentiment, too!

  4. Super cut, I love the colours you used. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

    Brandi R
    Heart 2 Heart Challenges DT member

  5. Cute witch and great sketch. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy!!!

  6. what a cute card, love your witch!!! Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy!!!

  7. Love this spooky card with the silhouette inspired image! Thanks for playing with H2H challenges!