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Spooky Witch Card

September 24, 2014

Card Front

Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for Elizabeth Craft Designs

I love Halloween! It’s such a fun theme for making cards, too. Here’s my first of the year. I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did.

Making the Card

1. Adhere Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock. Remove release sheet and adhere the witch using the transfer technique Els shows in the video tutorial HERE. Coat with Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. Color with alcohol markers (Copics used here). OPTION: Tone down the silver outlines and the solid areas on the cat and spider in the peel-off with a warm-toned black alcohol based marker. Work slowly and carefully so the black will not get on any of the glitter or the other marker colors. (This will crate a spooky mottled effect on the cat and spider and will add a pop of black to the eyeballs.)


2. Cut sheet of black cardstock to 6 1/2 x 10 inches; fold in half. Cut matching purple patterned cardstock from 12×12 Midnight Magic pack to 6 1/8 x 4 3/4. Apply adhesive, line up with top of card, center, and stick down.

3. Cut shown piece of patterned cardstock (with spider, skull, and raven) to 5 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches. Adhere spider web washi tape as shown, wrapping ends around back. Cut a thin piece of Basic Black Shimmer Sheetz to 5 7/8 inches. Adhere below washi tape. Apply adhesive to back, line up with top of card, center, and stick.

4. Using main die from Katie Label Accordion, cut purple cardstock. Cut middle “label” piece from the frame; turn it over, line it up, secure with removable tape and cut again. This takes off the extra bits from the accordion. Adhere glittered witch to center using dimensional tape.

5. Using shown “label” die from Katie Label Pivot Card set, cut one black cardstock and one purple cardstock. Stamp and silver emboss “Spooky” sentiment near bottom right of purple label as shown. Outline with black marker. Add spider brad embellishment as shown.

6. Cut three sizes of five petaled flowers (Bunch of Flowers 1) from black cardstock. Cut mid-sized triple leaf from light green cardstock. Using foam blending tool, add Mowed Lawn to leaves, followed by Black Soot as shown. Cover flowers and leaves with clear Wink of Stella. Shape as desired. Cover with Distress Crackle Paint. Let dry. Adhere flower layers together as shown. Add gem to center.

Black Rose

7. Adhere witch as shown using dimensional tape. Adhere black label where shown. Adhere “spooky” label using dimensional tape just offset from black label.

8. Adhere leaves and flower as shown. Add gem embellishments as shown.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

  • Black, Light Green Cardstock
  • Midnight Magic 6×6 (Main Patterned Image) and 12×12 (Purple) Paper Packs (Recollections)
  • Midnight Magic and Haunted Embellishments (Recollections)
  • Washi Tape, Webs (Recollections)
  • Alcohol Markers
  • “Spooky” Stamp, Technique Tuesday: Halloween Circles
  • Embossing Ink, Silver Embossing Powder
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Distress Crackle Paint, Rock Candy
  • Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Black Soot
  • Foam Blending Tool, Foam
  • Dimensional Tape


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  • Mary Prasad October 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks ladies! I do love making flowers!

  • Joset van de Burgt September 24, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    What a stunning card Mary. A piece of art. I love the flower!

  • Raquel Mason September 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Great card & wonderful tips on coloring the outlines.

  • Karen Aicken September 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

    LOVE this Mary! I don’t get to send many Halloween Cards, but I sure love to see what everyone does. Your colouring and that lovely dimensional flower are inspiring.

  • judi kauffman September 24, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Great color combination, terrific details!

  • Rita Edwards September 24, 2014 at 8:54 am

    What a great card, Mary! I’m always in awe over your flower creations! Spooky it is!

  • Candy Spiegel September 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Wonderful card, Mary!

  • NANCY VANDEVANDER September 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Love the card and materials used Mary! Would it be easier (or even possible) to maybe color the peel off before placing it on the adhesive and adding the microfine silk glitter? What a fun card, thank you Mary and ECD!!

    • judi kauffman September 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I thought about that, too, Nancy, and in theory it would make sense. But coloring outline peel-offs BEFORE placing them onto the adhesive and BEFORE the glitter would run the risk of having some of the black alcohol ink rub off into the glitter while burnishing with a fingertip – AND alcohol inks blend into each other so the color on the outlines could also blur into the inks while coloring inside the lines. You do have to be careful coloring along outlines, but I think Mary’s method is the best way to ensure that outlines stay nice and crisp! (Guess I went into “teacher mode” – hope this is useful, sorry it’s so long.

      • Mary Prasad October 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

        Thanks Judi! It is tricky to color – luckily I don’t do it often 🙂

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