The Eat Drink & be Scary Patterned paper does all the fancy work for you since it has embossing on the spiders the witch's hats and the candy! And stripes too. (I freaked when I saw that detail.) :o) It glitters even in the dark. So pretty it's spoooooky! ;o)
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the element that makes the project for me is the Witch (Hazel.) She couldn't cast a more perfect silhouette!
Piercing the stars is so quick (like the speed of light, LOL) and it lets light twinkle through like magic. :o) All the steps are photographed & outlined here, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask...
These all come in the Paper Garden Projects "Happy Halloweenie!" kit:
- The adorable Witch Stamp (‘Witch Hazel & Blackie Fly’)
- White paper to stamp the witch on (great quality)
- 1 sheet of black of textured cardstock
- 1 three inch section of the Eat Drink & be Scary patterned paper
- 1 piece of Vellum ( & a circle)
- Inks for the sky
- Onyx Black Versafine Ink Pad
- Sakura Star dust Gelly Roll Pen
- White ink for the moon on a Niji watercolour brush.
- Watercolour pencils & Niji watercolour brush or Inks, markers, other medium
- Crystal Ice Stickles
- Crystal Lacquer
Download the cloud topper template here.
To make the stars twinkle: A candle (tea-light in a canning jar)/ a battery-powered light.
Step 1. Stamp, colour, & cut the witch & kitty
Step 2. Rub ink on the vellum to make a sky. I just used my hand and rubbed ink on in layers (working in circles) but you can use a sponge. [I used Turquoise, Navy Blue, & Black ink]
Step 3. Trim the inked vellum to 5 by 5 1/2 inches & pierce stars into it. This is SO fun--random star making
Step 4. Add glitz to the stars with a Sakura Star dust Gelly Roll Pen. Even the name is perfect LOL (Just trace the holes in a circle & it'll shine)
Step 5. To make the moon: cut a circle (I used Nestabilities) & ink it a little White ink on a Niji watercolour brush. You can add glitter with the Star dust pen too. :o)
Step 8. Attach the black side pieces to the vellum
(Attach at the 5 inch long side. The thin black pieces will show at the front of the vellum.)
Patterned paper cuts:
- Piece 1: Cut bellow the spiders & the coloured stripes (I left a wee bit of stripe on top of the next strip: the witch hats) Trim 1/2 an inch off of each end
- Piece 2: Cut bellow the trick or treat strip. Trim 1/2 an inch off of each end
(makes it perfectly even!)
- Piece 3: Cut one black strip 2 inches wide (11 inches long)
- Piece 4: Cut one black strip 1 1/8 inch wide (11 inches long)
Step 11. Add adhesive tape onto the back of the patterned paper & adhere to the black strips (it was scary sad to hide those cobwebs!) ;o)
- Step 12. Placement of the strips is easy because of the stripes in the patterned paper: Just line them up with the edges of the black cardstock (they are the same width.) The picture above has the strips moved over to the left an inch so you can see where the stripes of the patterned paper sit when you stick it on.
- Step 14. Here's what it looks with the strips stuck on.
- Step 15. Adhere the moon (I used Crystal Lacquer) but any strong adhesive will do. Adhere the witch (Sshe's stuck on here with Foam mounting tape.) You can glitter pen & smudge it with your finger if you'd like a trail of sparkles behind her.
- Step 16. Pierce stars in the side pieces
- Step 17. The clouds use the last section of that lovely textured black cardstock. You can cut them freehand or use this template & make it this way:
- Print the template & cut it out
- Trace the bumpy cloud shapes onto the black cardstock with a white pencil crayon
- Cut it out, glitter it ( star dust pen) & stick it onto the luminary!
Thanks for checkin' out all of the Halloweenie-ness. Hope your Halloween is scarily fun!
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