A Witchie Night – Tutorial #125


This morning I brought back out this witch from the set “All Hallow’s Eve” by Inkadinkado.  This has to be one of the funniest images for the Autumn season this year.  The trees at the bottom of this card are from the Stampin’ Up set “Lovely As a Tree”. 

Let’s get started on today’s tutorial.  🙂


Stamps: Inkadinkado “All Hallow’s Eve” & Stampin’ Up “Lovely As a Tree”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy & Basic Black
Ink: Stampin’ Up Apricot Apeal, Craft White, Basic Black, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle template & Coluzzle, White Gel Pen, Sponges


Sponged Apricot Appeal ink on the upper right hand corner of a 4.5″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.


Cut a 2.5″ circle of card stock with my Coluzzle to use as a mask for the moon.


Held the circle mask in place as I sponged Baja Breeze ink around the out side of the mask.


Removed the masked and sponged Not Quite Navy on the card stock, not covering the Baja Breeze ink entirely.


Ignore the witch being stamped, lol.  Missed taking a photo.  🙂

Sponged Night of Navy ink on the card stock, not covering the Not Quite Navy ink entirely.


Then I stamped the Witch with Basic Black ink.


Stamped Trees with Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Sponged More Mustard ink on the moon leaving the outer edge light.


Sponged Basic Black ink around the edges of the card stock.


Stamped more trees at the bottom of the card stock.  Used White Craft ink this time.


Using the edge of the stamp pad, smeared some stripes of White Craft ink across the card stock.


Using a ruler and a white gel pen, made some dashy lines across the card stock.  Also, colored in the stars and added a few dots here and there.


Here is the finished card front measuring 5.5″ square.


Thought I would show you my new tool.  I’m so excited!  No more crooked card bases for me.  🙂  I got a Scor-it Board so I can make the scores on my card bases.  I never show it in my tutorials but I attach all of my card fronts to a White card stock base card.  I’ve tried to get an even fold by folding my card base in half, but it never is really straight.  Now that I have this Scor-it Board, I won’t have that problem any longer, YEAH!!!

Let me show you how simple I found this tool to be.

This is what the board looks like.  It looks heavy, but is very light.


I cut my card stock for my base card.  Move the little brace at the top to the measurment I want. 


Insert the scor-it tool at the “zero” notch and pull in streight down the middle rail.


Nice straight score line.  This makes me so happy.


Fold the card at the score line and there you have a straight card base.  There are all kinds of folded cards, bags, etc. you can make with a scoring tool.  I’ll have to check those out.

I got my Scor-it board from Marco’s Paper.  Here is a link:  https://www.marcopaper.com/


Hope your day is filled with crisp Autumn breezes and sunshine.

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . .



Links to all my tutorials can be found here:  https://zindorf.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/

Here is a link to my workshop calendar if you want to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops:  https://zindorf.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar

49 responses to “A Witchie Night – Tutorial #125

  1. Way cool! Bring the card out with you when you come to CA.


  2. Kathie Tice (aka chattiekathie)

    Love it! So spooky!

  3. Wow, what a way to start the week! We get a two-fer as in two tutorials today! I’ve always wondered what a Score Pal was, thanks for sharing that. Your card is absolutely spooky. I really was drawn to the night time essence you created using black and then white ink for the trees. What a perfect illustration of the shades of night. I’ve been looking for this stamp set since August and can’t seem to find it anywhere!!! I’ll just do with what I’ve got and wait till I can find it.

  4. Another awesome jaw dropping creation Michelle.

  5. I love this card! It is fabulous and fun! :o)

  6. This card is fantastic … love that stamp of the witch!

  7. Oh! I love that witch. I think she is the best one I’ve ever seen. Thanks for another great tute.

  8. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    wow–Wow Michelle this is a great halloween card, my g-kids would love this. That witch is bewitching for sure. tfs..

  9. OMGosh, this is one of the neatest Halloween cards I’ve ever seen! I just LOVE that witch image and what you’ve done with it! I LOVE how you put the treetops at the bottom of the page which really makes the witch flying high in the skies. Beautifully done as always 😉

  10. The fist words outta my mouth when I saw this was, “Oooooooo!” the second,
    This is stunning….but what ISN’T on this blog????
    Thank you for continued inspiration!!

  11. Wow! …..as always! This is so cool – you make it look so easy! That is the sign of a very talented artist! Thanks for sharing so much – every detail! Now, if only mine could come out looking like yours!!!!

  12. Another awsome Halloween card! Do you wet your sponge before you apply ink to get it to go on smooth? My sponging is polka dotted. Can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong! Anybody with advice would be greatly appreciated! New to basic techniques here!

  13. Oh yes, I completely agree. This is a wonderful stamp and I’m not really into Halloween stamps. I love how high you have her flying with the tree tops on the bottom of the card. Love this card Michelle!

  14. Another fantastic Halloween scene! Just beautiful!

  15. I just love this Inkadinkado stamp set. Beautiful card Michelle! Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. I have never been a fan of Halloween and never really made a Halloween card, but this is a fabulous card! My DS is five and just loves Halloween. He talks about it throughout the year at least once a month, telling me what he wants to be for the next Halloween. This year some neighbors started talking about having a Halloween party and we are planning on participating. A card like this would be great for the family hosting! I feel my will resolving. . . . . 😉

  17. I love this card. I might have to find this halloween set, I just love it. I love the way you stamped the trees in black and white. Really adds something to the card.

    And I know you’ve been doing this awhile, but I would have been afraid to add the white streaks across the card with the pad. I would have been afraid I would have messed it up.

    Great card!

  18. Very nice!!!!!

  19. You just amaze me with each one of your beautiful master pieces! I hope one day you will be close to where I live, cuz I would love to be able to take one of your classes. Love how you do tutorials to show us how to do your cards. Thanks for inspiring with this creative card to start my week off. Hope some of your MOJO is going to rub off on me. 🙂

  20. I just had to go and get the witch stamp after your last card – I LOVE it, so much fun. Love your card today too – thanks so much for sharing with us 🙂

  21. You are amazing card maker. Wow!!

  22. Michelle, what a be-Witching card! :>) I must have this stamp set – I’ve been looking for a great witch stamp and a great pumpkin stamp and here they are in one great set. I recently purchased the large Scor-It Board from EllenHutson.com and I’m loving it. Now I’m wondering why I waited so long to own this fantastic tool. Before the Score-It no matter how hard I tried, my card bases were always a little wonky – requiring a little straightening here and there until sometimes I had to get out a new piece of CS and try again. 🙁

    Thanks again for all the fantastic cards and tutorials,

  23. You are a mind reader, as well as a brilliant artist! I just decided last night I would use a flying witch stamp that I have and have never used, and thought, I wonder how Michelle would do this? Now, I usually make 15 or so Halloween cards so they may not be exactly the same, but you have given me a great starting point. For sure they won’t be square, I basically got scolded by the postal clerk last time I mailed square cards! Anyway, lets hope I can get my software issues solved so I can show you what I get done!
    TFTI! (I don’t know if there is an acronym for Thanks for the inspiration, but I am creating one, if there is not!)

  24. I love this!!! Have t go find a witch stamp, right now!!!!!! Thank you

  25. I love this! Need to go find a witch stamp, right now!! Thank you

  26. Your tutorial is great, and the info on the scor-it was so helpful. I have the small one, maybe i will use it now.


  27. Oh, Michelle, I love this card!!! I think this witch is so beautiful and, since I have that same witch (from a different Inkadinkado set) and an Inkadinkado rubberstamp of a treeline that I just bought two days ago, I may give this a try! I don’t have any Stampin’ Up inks but I’m sure I can still get a reasonable facsimile 🙂 Thanks for this beautiful card and for the tutorial on how you created it.

  28. Can someone HELP me please? I Need, WANT, HAVE to have that all hallow’s eve set by inkadinkadoo. But I don’t have a LSS or anyplace near by and have been looking online to purchase it. Does anyone know where to get this online?
    Please help a poor addicted stamper out.
    I really, really need this set.
    Thanks so much,

  29. Michelle…when I read your tutorials, I sit with my jaw dropped open. You are amazing. And your skill with making cards is incredible. Thanks for sharing your talent with me.

  30. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! stunning!!

  31. Hello again
    That’s IT !
    I have both stamp sets, my husband is out of town sooooo I am going to make this card tonight!
    It is my favorite stamp set and your card is absolutelly goegeous!!!

  32. Hi Michelle,
    I finally made a card with this set from Inkadinkado and your techniques. Mine looks nothing like yours, but I am still pretty happy with it. I haven’t posted it on my blog yet because it being used for a contest, but one of these days I will post it. Thanks for all your inspiration and willingness to share with us out here in cyberspace.

  33. Michelle, once again another beauty. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I have been having trying the techniques I have learned from your blog. I just added a couple of my attempts to my blog, my friend, Amy and I had a wonderful day creating masterpieces from your tutorial. Thanks so much and keep them coming.

  34. Another work of art for sure..I love how you created the halo around the moon, I can’t wait to give this a try. and I agree I would have been so afraid to smear the white craft pad on it… I know that sometimes the white craft ink takes a long time to dry.. did you use your heat tool to dry it before you placed your lines with the gel pen?
    Same question goes for the white trees you also stamped.

  35. Hi Michelle,
    I have both sets and I know I won’t create something as stunning as you do. But, I
    will have an awesome time trying!!!
    Thanks again for your generosity with your ART!!

  36. Cathy Tompkins

    Your designs are absolutely awesome!!!!! I can’t wait to try your technique. It is right up my alley.

    Thank you so much for sharing your artistic talents with so many of us and for creating such wonderful tutorials so we can try this on our own.

    Bless you for sharing so generously your beautiful creations.

  37. Adorable Michelle, so perfect for Halloween. I was at two different Michael’s today and two different JoAnn’s. This set is gone! I bet every one who has viewed your blog rushed out to get it . . . LOL!

  38. I have both of these sets and i hope i can try this tomorrow! You have opened a whole new door to alot of us. Thanks Michelle!

  39. Debbie asked “I know that sometimes the white craft ink takes a long time to dry.. did you use your heat tool to dry it before you placed your lines with the gel pen?”

    Debbie, My white craft pad needs to be re-inked so I just let is dry by itself, no heating.

  40. Hi Michelle,
    Ich finde Deine Karten einfach wunderbar. Sie haben mich dazu inspiriert, sie nachzumachen. Einige sind auf meinem Blog zu sehen. Aber ich muss noch viel üben!

  41. Thanks Michelle for responding to my question…

  42. I just found your site – these are works of art! I love the technique. I have the Inkadinkado witch and now I’m thinking how boring the card is that I made with that witch. Thank you for sharing your work.

  43. I love all of your creations but this one really caught my eye today! 🙂

  44. Rose – Hope you see this post – just found this stamp set on eBay… Here is the link.


  45. I’m loving all the beautiful cards you’re doing with this set. I just love this set. I called all over the state of Arizona to find it when I saw your first card using it. Now that I have the set, it’s in all the local Michael’s stores. We were a little behind the times here, but our stores FINALLY put in their racks of Inkadinkado sets. Your cards are all so beautiful, and a great inspiration. Thank you for another great one.

  46. This is so beautiful! You do fabulous work!
    I love to sponge ink colors onto stamped images & backgrounds, too. I have a ways to go to get to your level.
    Love it!

  47. Oh to have the confidence to swipe white ink over such a beautiful creation! I’d be too afraid I’d mess up the whole thing = D

    I have a Scor-it tip for you that was shared by a demonstrator at Marco’s last year (’07) before Stampaway. After you’ve made your score line but before you fold, place your card’s edge against the top ruler and to one side of the metal scoring guide (scored line is parallel to the ruled top edge at this point). Then bring the opposite side of the card up and press it to the ruled edge using aligning it with the other side of your card. Use your bone folder to crease and voila! Aligning the card edges this way makes a perfect fold every time!!

    LOVE your card! Warning: I’m going to CASE it .. . well maybe minus the swipe of white ink LOL


  48. Michelle, you probably hear this all the time, but WOW, I love your blog, your cards, your use of the brayer and how awesome are you for teaching us all how to do it!So, thank you very much. I love all of your cards, but this witchie one, I just adore it!
    Have a great weekend. Leslie

  49. Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva

    MIchelle,,,,I’m signed up for your beginning brayer class in Dayton on the 8th. I’m so excited. I’ve loved all of your work and just cannot get the knack of the brayer right. I’m so looking forward to watching you create your magic on these cards.
    I’m only about an hour from the store. I knew you lived in Ohio but never dreamed that you were teaching and that I could get to a class.

    I am a big fan………………..I’ve finally located the All Hallows Eve stamp set in Irvine, CA. So I ordered it. NO one in the Columbus area has it. I’m going to try and duplicate this card. Sponging is easier for me then the brayer. I just have to master that technique.
    Your creations inspire so many of us………Great job.

    Tina DeLong
    AKA GardenDiva