Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween Projects

LAST DAY TO ENTER BLOG CANDY. I will have my darling daughter pull the winner after school today.
Yesterday I showed you the scrapbook page we did at stamp club this month. Today I have the card and one of the 3-D items we made.

The card is a combination of two great cards from Lynn Pratt. Again, I wanted to show a cute way to use the owl punch. I used the main part of the owl body, then added wings. The wings is the bitty bat punch cut in half. The little bats are the bitty bat punch themselves. The eyes on the little bats are the smallest circles from the owl punch. I then used a Stampin' Write Marker to dot the center of the eye. The tombstones are done with the NEW Decorative Label Punch in the Winter Mini Catalog. I spounged the edges and drew on sone cracks with a Stampin' Write Marker. It is hard to see in the photo. The grass was torn and then cut to give it a more realistic look. The tree branch was hand cut. I stamped the woodgrain background onto it in a darker shade and then edged the branch with a Stampin' Write Marker.
TIP: I inked up the woodgrain stamp. Layed the stamp on my desk (stamp side up), put the cardstock onto the stamp and pressed down with my fingers. This helped to ensure I got the swirl part of the image where I wanted it.
The 3-D item shown is one of two we made that day. We also made the Web Luminary from the Blog Hop a few weeks back. Click here to see the luminary. The NEW Candy Wrapper Die from the Winter Mini catalog is so easy to use. Simply cut with the Big Shot, fold, fill with candy and tie shut. You only need a small piece of sticky strip to hold the candy wrapper shut. I also put a small piece of sticky strip on the back of the tag to hold it where I wanted it to be.
Products Used:
STAMPS: Woodgrain Background (#117100), Got Treats? (W-#119114, C-#120627)
CARDSTOCK: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP (#117400)
INK: Stampin' Write Markers (Basic Black, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry), Classic Ink (Basic Black, Early Espresso)
PUNCHES: Two step owl (#118274), Bitty Bat (#119279), 1-3/8" Circle, Decorative Label, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (#118874), 1-3/4" Circle
OTHER: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die (#120890), Raven Lace Trim (#120988), Paper Snips, Sticky Strip


Yvonne Russell said...

What a fun and clever card... such a great idea.

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness, both of your projects are great. I love the owl punch as a bat! Too cute! :)