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Friday, October 18, 2019


This one is for a friend who's birthday is on Halloween and who LOves witches!  It sure makes the theme easy for me every year!

    View of sculpted image
  • The background was created using Distress Ink Oxides blended through a punched hole in a sheet of paper for the moon.  When I was happy with the moon I removed my "stencil" and changed colors to the blues, purples and just a tinge of black to get my sky the color I wanted.  The edge of that panel was distressed using the Tim Holtz distresser tool and then it was mounted on a black mat.

  • The image of the witch, from Uptown Rubber Stamps, was stamped three times - once on the background overlapping the moon and twice more on 80 lb. Neenah - Classic Crest - Solar White for the paper sculpted image.  I used Copics to color the witches and then fussy cut them.  These were then "sculpted" [dry embossed with a large ball tool on the back of the individual parts of the image to round them & give them dimension.]  With these parts of both witches I then constructed the final image directly over the original stamped witch on the image panel.  I used glue and foam tape to help create or maintain the shape.

  • The inside consists of the sentiment by Inkadinkadoo, a scary black cat from Stampendous [hand-lettered "Yikes!"] also stamped on the envelope and a hand-drawn border with faux stitching.
Create wildly and color with abandon!

Incy Wincy Designs Fall Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #115 – ATG Always
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Gem of a Challenge - #20 - ATG
Crafty Creations - #400 – ATG Always
Fab n Funky #453 – Feature a Creature Winner
Simon Says Stamp Wed - Halloween
Penny's Challenge #452 – ATG Always
AYLI: As You Like It – Fave Stitching Style [Faux or Real] & Why [I don't own a sewing machine so if I stitch it, is by hand - & that is my fave - love the texture & dimension it gives. TOP 3
Papercraft Challenge #48 – Fall TOP 3
SheepSki Designs #31 –Autumn / Halloween
Creative Playground – #10 – ATG


  1. Fabulous card Ginny, fun and colourful! CarolG

  2. Love it Ginny...made me laugh....great stamp and love the dimension on your images xxxx

  3. Gorgeous background! Just love it!

  4. Ooooh love that 3D effect! That purple is awesome! Fabulous card. Isn't it great when people make card and gift themes easy!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

    Lemon Biscuit

  5. A beautiful creation with lovely details - thank you for joining us at Penny's this time and good luck - Michelle x

  6. EXCELLENT birthday/Halloween card, Ginny!!! I am so impressed by the stamp coloring, your background (love your moon technique), and the 3D effect you've given it. Bravo, my friend!!!

  7. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges.
    Crafty hugs

  8. It´s great! So funny! Love the cat inside. Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenge.


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