Thursday, October 31, 2013

Best Witches -- for Creative Inspirations Paint

Happy Halloween, my crafty friends!  I'm picking up an extra post for the Creative Inspirations Paint blog.  It is pure pleasure to have an opportunity to work with these paints a little more.  And what day could be more fun to post than Halloween?
Those of you who frequent my blog and know my style know that I often make 2 similar cards using the same card base.  That's what I did today.  I cut one 8 1/2x11 piece of gray cardstock in half, made two card bases out of it, and built from there.  So, I have two similar in design, yet quite different in appearance cards to share.
Here's the first one:
I stamped my witch hat image, then painted it with the following Creative Inspirations Paints: Pumpkin, Orange, Light Purple, Royal Purple, Evergreen, and Green Olive.  I love how well the paints blend together!
In real life, the witch's hat is incredibly shimmery! I tried to get a photograph of the shimmer.  Photos just don't do these paints justice, but here's my attempt at it:
Can you see the shimmer on that hat? It's so pretty it spooks me!
Now, on to the second, similar card...
I used the same stamp for my image, the same colors of Creative Inspirations Paint (Pumpkin, Orange, Light Purple, Royal Purple, Evergreen, Green Olive), but mixed it up some, changing the look of the witch's hat.  Both hats are fussy cut, then attached with foam tape for a little 3D effect.
And, here's another view of the second card, again trying to photograph the incredible shimmer of Creative Inspirations Paint.
I love, love, love that shimmer!
The stamp set that I used on these cards is from Unity Stamp Company.  It's called "You Witch!". The papers are all from Close To My Heart.  They are some retired Halloween papers from 2012. The bling is from my stash.
Here are all the paints I used. So pretty.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a safe, candy filled Halloween!



  1. FABULOUS...Julie! These are fab, girl. Love that stamp too...the sentiment just me! Such a great job on these awesome cards. Happy Halloween!

  2. Julie...both cards are GREAT! Fantastic job! :) off to eat candy (you said so!)! ;)

  3. oh those paints look yummy! gorgeous coloring on that witch hat... hope you had a fun halloween!
    -Rachel w k

  4. Love the paints, and the shimmer!! That witch's hat is so cute, and I like the sentiment too. Have a great weekend, and take care, Julie!! {hugs}

  5. Great painting on your cards! I'm standing in line at the bank. Visiting with you makes it better!

  6. Julie, this is so fun!!! I love the colours and shimmer.

  7. Great coloring and such a versatile layout, Julie.

  8. Such a fun set of stamps. Your projects are perfect with them. :)

  9. Amazing Julie!!!! Absolutely amazing! Great job!

  10. What wonderful Halloween cards, Julie! I'm impressed you are so comfy working with all those paints!

  11. Great cards!! Oooh I love those paint colors!!