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Guest post: Witch way is the candy?

Hello colorists! It’s Sandy and I’m back as a guest on the MFT blog….with CANDY! If you knew me in real life you’d know what a sucker I am for it – I have to be careful not to keep it in the house, or I’ll be a snacking fool!

However….the Witch Way is the Candy set is back and it’s CALORIE FREE! It was a 2014 set, and was so beloved that it’s back – with all new sentiment fonts. I love the newer style, so I’m glad I hadn’t snagged this set back in the day even though I drooled at the idea of coloring this sweet little witch! Check out the video below.

The masking was pretty simple here; First I stamped the witch and kitty; masked those out, then the froggie (making sure his eyeballs peeked out past her hat), then after masking his feet, I added the pumpkin. Sometimes I like a good “tight” group of images, and if we try to put them all on the ground next to each other, the image gets kinda wide.

I’ve kept the coloring pretty straightforward – a good shadow from her big hat and another from her cape, a decent cast shadow behind her – and the rest can all be faked!

For finishing touches, I used the new dies to give a beautiful stitched edge to the panel, popped it on dimensional adhesive, then stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock. It’s also popped up, and the end is wound around behind the colored panel.


  • Witch Way is the Candy? stamps
  • Hybrid Licorice Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Dimensional adhesive

10 thoughts on “Guest post: Witch way is the candy?

  1. Sandy-I’m sorry to leave this totally off-the-topic note. Recently you mentioned a new favorite white pen. I thought it was by Pilot but I can’t find it on Ellen Hutson (most likely because I’m not asking for the right thing). It would make a great stocking stuffer for a friend. Will you let me know what it was please. Thank you.

  2. I always forget I can use gray for simple shading. Such a great tip!

  3. Wowza! Your work is just STUNNING! I can not wait for world cardmaking day! Cheers!

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coloring, as always! the card is a real cutie!

  5. I enjoyed your guest post at MFT blog verry much. I love your comment during the video’s, its for me great fun and relaxing. Thank you for that, and the 5 mails, lets them come!

  6. Wonderful card. Can’t wait to get 5 emails.

  7. this has to be the funniest Hallowe’en card I’ve seen in some time; thanks for sharing!

  8. This is absolutely spooktacular. Love, love, love your talent. I am not much of a colorist but I love seeing the work you do. Thanks so much!

  9. Your coloring talents are absolutely the best. And, your masking talents are also the best. What an adorable scene. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring talents. Love your videos, always mesmerizing.

  10. Such a cute card, left a message on the other blog. LOVE your coloring!!!

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