Yay for weekends!  I love having time to play in my craft room and the weekends are the best because I can usually work when the mojo hits instead of trying to force it between work, making supper, doing laundry, etc.

I got to play with my Halloween stash this weekend and the very first thing I created was this cute card using Anna Wight’s The Witch is In” set.

As soon as I saw this set I knew I wanted to stamp the witch image as if she was flying in front of the moon (which – or witch! – might not sound that imaginative but that’s what I was inspired to do so that’s what I did):

I used Cosmo Cricket “Matilda” patterned paper choosing the star pattern to represent the sky and I couldn’t resist using the witch legs pattern for the lower portion of the card.  It was just too perfect to pass up.  I matted the paper with a pale pink (pink pirouette) cardstock to play up the pink stars in the paper – after all, there aren’t that many pink Halloween cards out there and it’s nice to change things up a little.

I’m not sure you can tell in the picture above but my image is a bit different than usual – instead of popping the image up on the card I popped the patterned paper panel up and put the image BEHIND the paper.  I realy like the effect and I am going to try to remember to do this more often.  The only disadvantage is that I have to use more dimensionals than normal but I’m using the “leftover” frame parts of my dimensionals if that makes sense. 

The ribbon is Offray that I usually buy at Wal-Mart.  I did a ruffled effect and tied a separate bow that I attached with a glue dot.  I’m not very good with ribbon so ruffling has become my “go to” method of choice.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set – I only inked a portion of the stamp – the full sentiment is “Happy Halloween, My Creepy Little Friend” – which is very cute and I will use the full sentiment at some point but it was too big for the tag this time around.

Love me some new stamps and paper!