Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Card

I'm starting to get in the Halloween mood. I'm finding out that there are many families that really get into Halloween. I'll put some decorations in the windows and our daughter will go to costume parties and dress up and trick-or-treat, but that's about it for us.  Maybe we will try to do more each year. 

Here is a Halloween card I made over the weekend. I love the nerdy girl witch from Marlene at I love her digi stamps and her snarky personality. I colored the witch with my new set of Prismacolor colored pencils. I bought a set of 24 scholar colored pencils for $5.99 at Amazon last week. I bought a Prismacolor blender pencil from AC Moore and I don't think it worked that great with these pencils unless I used some mineral spirits. Does anyone have any suggestions.


Paper: purple and green cardstock
Digistamp: nerdy girl witch from Marlene at Disguised as a Grownup
Stickles: Black Diamond, Purple, Silver
Sentiment: Archiver's Exclusive Snag'em Stamp Duos
Border Punch: ek Success
Inkssentials Glossy accents for the glasses and the pumpkin (hard to see in the picture)


  1. The nerdy witch girl looks so cute! Thanks for making a card with her. :)

    For anyone else who is interested, she's now available at Squigglefly.

    When coloring with my prismacolor pencils, I simply outline the image heavily. Then I take a blending stump, dip it in odorless mineral spirits (I use Gamsol) and blend from the outside in. This way - no lines - and you get an image that is nicely shaded - dark around the outline, and softer inward. Make sense?

  2. Very cute!! Sorry, I haven't worked with colored pencils.

  3. Hi Christine!

    Sorry I'm late in replying here but there is a product I picked up not long ago that works wonderful with colored pencils. I don't know if you have an Archiver's store as that is where I bought this kit but they have a website as does the company that makes it. The kit contains a jar of Gamsol and comes with two sizes of blending sticks and a file to clean off the sticks. I have used this Gamsol on a few things and really like it. The only thing is that when stamping you have to use a dye based ink. The website for this kit is if you want to check it out.