Mischief In the Air

Happy Inky Sunday! My cat friend Mischief claims that the candy made him do it. Any believers? Perhaps it is just a happy accident?!

This is a great card layout when you want some inky fun. The background is a “spooky” moon using TH’s moon stencil; many Youtube videos show this technique. Then a simple background stamping using archival ink. The images on the card consist of various die cuts. Not perhaps the quickest card to make, but a very fun one.


  • Papers: Archival Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Green cardstock from my stash, Black Black Cardstock, Black fun foam (mounting)
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Sizzix (Tiny Type Upper, Alphanumeric Classic Lower, Toil & Trouble)
  • StampersAnonymous: Tim Holtz Sketch Manor
  • Cricut files: “old boot”
  • Stencils: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Moon Mask
  • Inks: Distress Ink Spray (Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Black Soot), Distress Mica Stain (Harvest Moon, Burning Ember, Jack-O-Lantern), Distress Ink Pad(Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron); Distress Oxide Ink Pad (Squeezed Lemonade), Distress Archival Ink (Rustic Wilderness)
  • Embellishments: Purple, Green, Gold Glitter Gel Pens


Cut the watercolor card stock down to 4.0″ to 5.25″ Place your moon mask and spray until you are happy with the result. Watch the Youtube link above for more details on the basic background. Allow drying. Use the second moon mask, Distress Oxide Ink, and a Blending brush to add accents. Use some water and a brush to smudge the edges of the details if needed. Stamp a background scene with Archival Ink. Smudge the edges with Distress Ink. Cut your dies (2 of the cat and broom). Add details to the die cuts with the glitter gel pens. Arrange and adhere. Add matting as desired; I used a thin black with a wide green prior to mounting on my card base.

BTW, I did correct the “one” for the 31 and made it shorter. No image to prove this though. LOL😁

Witching you a happy long weekend!

Challenges entered: Two Old Bats Halloween, Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, Time Out Challenge, SSS Monday Challenge, SSS Wednesday Challenge, The Paper Players Challenge, Double Trouble Challenge, Craft Your Stash Challenge, This is Halloween Challenge

26 thoughts on “Mischief In the Air

  1. Oh my goodness!!! This card is absolutely fabulous!!! Love the background (thank you for the link) and the spooky buildings but, that Witch and her kitty stole my heart.
    And what a great idea to cut 2 images of the broom and cat, it gives the card fantastic dimension.
    Thank you for sharing with us at 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE.
    Stay healthy and safe.

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  2. Fantastic stenciled and inked background and love the upside-down witch with the cat on top of the broom… unique and cute. Also like how you had a casting of the image with another layer, great dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  3. Makira, what a wonderful card! Great background, and I love the placement of your die cuts! A great Halloween card with LOTS of personality!! Thank you for sharing your card, your tutorial, and your creative talents with us at Double Trouble for our “anything goes” challenge! -Donna

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