Happy Halloween, crafters! Even though it’s not celebrated as widely in Germany as maybe in the US, I couldn’t help but make yet another fun halloween card using the MFT “Witch Way is the Candy” stamp and die set. You already saw me share a card with it here and here. Today’s focus is once more on coloring with Polychromos colored pencils and on partial die cutting.
I have to admit, I am terribly proud of this card – it turned out just perfectly and hopefully will delight my crafty friend in Canada in time (mail seems to take forever over there!). The partial die-cutting was really quite difficult this time around – I actually spend a few minutes before I recorded the video practicing it because I had no feeling at all about how I would go about it. Also, the new Sizzix cutting plates have this softer edge which makes it more difficult to cut precisely.
As for the coloring, I once more used my preferred water color paper Torchon by Hahnemühle. It’s bright white and has some tooth (texture) which makes it easy for the pigment of the pencils to hold on to it. The coloring technique I used it the blending with pencils, without any extra solution and I learned it by taking classes over at Kit and Clowder – I have written a comprehensive comparison of online coloring classes here for you to check out if you are interested.
Adding my signature dots at the end was more of a spontaneous decision than planned genius 🙂 I thought that the huge orange background could do with something to spruce it up, but for the longest time didn’t know what. Admittedly, I was surprised about just how much of an effect the white and few silver dots had. They really pop against the background and enhance the entire design.
I hope you enjoyed the video and project and have a spooky and fun Halloween! Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it!
I’m entering this card into the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More “Holidays”; colorQ with a Halloween themed color theme; Creative Knockouts “Halloween”; and lastly Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes”.