Friday, October 9, 2009

Cute Little Witch - Recessed Window Card

Several of my favorite challenge blogs are doing a Halloween theme this week, so this card is for six different challenges.

Three of the blogs I am submitting to I have participated in before. They are A Spoon Full of Sugar, Simon Says Challenge and 2RB Banana Split Sunday. All three of these blogs are featuring the Halloween theme this week. In addition I am submitting this for two challenges I have not participated in before. One is the Cuttlebug Challenge, which is also a Halloween theme. The other is Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. Mo is having her very first challenge this week. You must use one of Mo's images and also follow the theme, which is purple. For the image I chose Halloween Witch. I think she's just so cute. To meet the color requirement I colored her dress purple.

Finally, I am also submitting this for Kari's challenge this week on Scrap and Paper Corner PaperCrafts forum. Kari's challenge was to make a fall or Halloween window card. I didn't create a traditional window card. Instead I decided to try the recessed window card. I found a tutorial for this on Splitcoast Stampers. It was surprisingly easy to do.

Unfortunately, I don't seem to have a lot of Halloween theme embellishments, so I kept this card fairly simple. I used a spider web texture plate to emboss the outside (and to meet the Cuttlebug requirment :) - although I use a Big Kick). I swiped some white ink on it to make the web stand out a little better. I also used some little bats, which are actually a computer font that I printed and cut out, then mounted with foam squares. I sponged some yellow inks on the circle around the little witch, which in my head I thought made it look like a moon, but I don't know how successful I was with that. The sentiment is also computer generated and from the same font set as the bats. I finished it off with a black and orange ribbon.

Images: Halloween Witch (Mo's Digital Pencil); bats and sentiment (Trick or Treat font downloaded from
Paper: black cardstock (unknown); DP - Spooky Alley (Making Memories)
Tools and embellishments: Spider web texture plate (Fiskars); circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); circle punch (creative memories); Scalloped circle punch (Paper Studio); ribbon
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits; recessed window
Finished card size: 6" square


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Judy ;-) I love the way you did this ! the image, the embossed panel,,, everything looks just fabulous ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols and the DT x

Cindy said...

Great card, Judy!!!Gotta love Mo's images! Great debut at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!! Thanks for joining us!


Lynette said...

What a great card - so cute!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Great card! I'm going to have to check out the recessed card tutorial.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Fabulous card, thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Mo's challenge blog. We hope to see you again soon.

Wendy said...

Awesome card! I love that embossed web, and the image is really cute. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `Spooktacular`!!!
Thanks for joing in at the CB Challenge ..great to see you there!!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Great card!! Loving your 3D bats :) Thanks for joining in with Mo's first challenge...and hope to see you again x

Cathy said...

Judy, Wonderful card. Thanks for playing in the challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a great Halloween card, fab image and colours.

Barbara said...

Great job Judy!! Love the ribbon at the top and your spider web!!

Shantaie said...

Welcome to cuttlebug challenge, I hope to see you often! your card is great Love the shadowing under your bats!!

thanks for celebrating fall with us at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Beth said...

Judy your cute little witch is darling and love how you used the web embossing folder in the background, thanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge this week.

Maggie said...

luv luv the shadowing, we luv having you participating.

The Wired Angel said...

Six challenges in one! Wow! Beautiful job using this adorable image. Thanks for participating in Mo's challenge and sharing your creativity. Please come back and play again! Best, Peggy