Thursday, September 23, 2021

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2021 - Halloween Doodles Witchy Pumpkin with Moths Spell #31 Card

Hello All and happy Thursday...almost the weekend! Here is another Halloween make using the new stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous...the Halloween Doodles and Moth Study sets. I had so much fun making this fun card and jumping into fantasy land. Enjoy!

Cut White Heavystock to 4.75 x 6.25 inches for card front. Gather stamp sets and Moon Masks and plan out cards. Place solid Moon Mask in upper left corner. Ink over this and the rest of the paper with Prize Ribbon and Wilted Violet Distress Inks from Ranger with Ink Blending Tools. Keep blending and adding inks until nice deep sky is created.

Keep Moon Mask in place and lightly mist Hocus Pocus Distress Mica Stain over sky area. Add a drop of Picket Fence Distress Paint to silicon mat and spray a tiny bit of water into the paint and mix. Pick up the watered down paint with a small paint brush and flick over the sky area for some stars. Clean off Moon Mask and let this dry a few minutes.
Place open coordinating Moon Mask over the solid Moon area, and lightly ink in with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Remove mask and use a clean paper towel and smudge over the ink. Protect the sky area with paper towel and add the Moon Mask back to the solid area and lightly mist Empty Tomb Distress Mica Stain over the Moon area. Ink the edges of the card fronts with Hickory Smoke, and then dry thoroughly with a heat tool.
Place a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper (about 4 x 5 inches) in a Stamp Platform and the hat and pumpkin from Halloween Doodles and two moths from Moth Study to the paper. Close the lid to secure the stamps. Ink the stamps with Black Soot Archival Ink, and stamp the images a few times until the images are nice and crisp. Choose one of the moths and stamp it again, as you need three total. Dry the images with a heat tool as ink stays wet longer on SSP, and then cut all the images out.  
Color in all the images using Distress Ink straight from the pad and a Detail Water Brush, and using the silicon mat as your palette. Note: I printed out images of real moths to use to help me decide which colors. I used Mustard Seed on the pumpkin, buckle, and moths, Carved Pumpkin on two of the moths and the pumpkin, and Hickory Smoke on the hat. You don't need to color in the stem of the pumpkin. Use a white gel pen to add more dots to the moth's wings. Ink the edges of everything with Gathered Twigs.
Cut a slit on the hat's brim between the front and back looking part about 1/2 inch. Slid the pumpkin into the slit and use Collage Medium to adhere the pumpkin in place. Cut the largest pumpkin face from the Halloween Remnant Rubs set and cut the eyes, nose, and mouth apart. Use a Rub Tool and rub the images onto the pumpkin's face.
Place the card front back into the Stamp Platform, and lay the pumpkin witch where you think it looks best. Add the magic sparkles to one side of the pumpkin and close the lid to secure the stamp. Remove the pumpkin, and then stamp the sparkles in Picket Fence Distress Ink, stamping them a few times for a nice crisp look, and then immediately pour Clear Embossing Powder over them, and heat emboss. Remove the sparkles stamp and place it on the other side of where the pumpkin would be and stamp in Picket Fence and heat emboss with clear powder. 
Ink the edges of the card front with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, and then mount on black cardstock cut to 4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches with two sided tape. Mount this onto a Kraft Cardstock base cut to 5 x 6.5 inches when folded. Ink the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. On a thin strip of White Heavystock, rub on the words 'Halloween Magic Spell' from the Halloween Remnant Rubs. Cut around the words, ink the edges in Gathered Twigs, and mount onto Kraft. Cut around that and ink the edges. Add a colon (:) after the word 'spell' with a permanent marker. Add the 'No. 3' stamp from Moth Study to a small stamping block, and stamp onto a Label Sticker using Black Soot Archival. Add the 'No. 1' stamp to the block and only ink the '1', and stamp it next to the 3. Dry with a heat tool slightly, ink the edges of the label with Gathered Twigs and mount on Kraft, cut that out and ink the edges. Mount both the sentiment and number on the lower left side of the card with Collage Medium. 
Using foam tape, mount the pumpkin witch to the card, but do not stick down the tip of the hat. Take a small jumpring and three pieces of string about four inches long each. Tie one end of each string to the jumpring, making knots. Trim off as much as you can of the end of the knot, and add Collage Medium to the back of the knots and then hook the jumpring to the tip of the hat, and press the jumpring down until the glue secures it. Add two sided tape to the back middle of each moth as well as a little bit of Collage Medium. Get one of the strings and stick the string to the back and then onto the card, doing the same with each moth and spreading them out to look like the moths are carrying the pumpkin witch. Trim off any excess string and curl the tip around if you can, and add a little Collage Medium to the string to hold the tips down. 
(Paper Trimmer, Ink Blending Tool, Glass Mat, Water Mister, Small Paint Brush, Stamp Platform, Scissors, Detail Water Brush, Remnant Rub Tool, Heat Tool, Two Sided Tape, Small Stamping Block, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Mask: Moon (Largest Size) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Prize Ribbon, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Picket Fence 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Hocus Pocus, Empty Tomb 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence 
-Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Halloween Doodles, Moth Study 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology:  Halloween Remnant Rubs 2018, Halloween Remnant Rubs 2019, Classic Label Stickers, Jumpring 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock 
-White Gel Pen, Black Permanent Marker, Thin String 

I'll be back again in a few days with a Christmas post. Until then, thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love those moths flying across the moon.
    Alison x

  2. Love love love your design! Your background is just gorgeous. Love your quirky designs. Thanks for the inspiration


  3. I love your jump into fantasy land, the witch pumpkin is wonderful and those moths are gorgeous! A wonderful make Anita! xxx

  4. Enchantingly beautiful! Moths are a firm favourite of mine, so this project instantly caught my eye. I adore that TH layered moon stencil, too. The moment I saw it, it landed on my paper crafting wishlist. Such a cool, versatile product.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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