I had a cackling good time with this witch from the new Happy Halloweenie kit at Paper Garden Projects. She's so wicked cute that she doesn't even need colour & that little cat in her lap is cute-overload. The black colouring makes this project as speedy as a witch's broomstick. (Click photos for a look so close that it's scaaaary!) ;O)
These Supplies all come in the Paper Garden Projects The "Happy Halloweenie!" kit:
- ‘Witch Hazel & Blackie Fly’ Stamp
- "Happy Halloweenie!" Sentiment
1 piece of Black textured cardstock for box (8.5 x 11)
Black cardstock circle mat (4 1/8 inch in diameter)
1/2 a piece of black textured cardstock for each card (5.5 by 4 2/8 inches each)
- Top piece: 4 1/8 by 2.5 inches of Pixie Sticks (Striped & dotted) double-sided patterned paper.
- Bottom piece Wicked Whimsy patterned paper 4 1/8 by 3.5 inches
- Circles for witch from Pixie Sticks (large dots) or Wicked Whimsy (small dots): 3 7/8 inches in diameter
Things from your supplies/Paper Garden Projects:
- Black ink & clear embossing powder (stamp witch) & Black marker or Ink to colour & white marker to highlight (Used here: Close to my Heart markers)
- Sakura Star dust Gelly Roll Pen & Crystal Ice Stickles
- Foam mounting tape (to mount sentiment)
- Oh so sticky tape (to adhere witch to tote & the handle)
- For zig-zag stitching: Sewing machine (Or paper piercer & Tim Holtz design ruler to pierce holes & needle & black thread to sew)
Step 1. Stamp ‘Witch Hazel & Blackie Fly’ on the circle & colour the image in black
- Stamp Witch in black ink & emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Cut circle for witch from Pixie Sticks (large dots) or Wicked Whimsy (small dots) (3 7/8 inches in diameter.) You can cut the circle before or after stamping because the stamps are on EZ mount & they're registered. This means you can see exact placement through an acrylic block.
- Colour the entire thing in with a black marker or black ink. Repeating layers of black will give you shadows, but this is such a perfect stamp for a silhouette that you can just colour it black and have done! :o)
Step 2. (Optional): Tint the image with a white marker or white paint. Add bling: add Sakura Star dust Gelly Roll Pen for Hazel the witch and Blackie the cat & add Crystal Ice Stickles
for the trail of her broom.
Step 3. Mount the witch circle onto the Black cardstock circle mat (4 1/8 inch in diameter)
Step 4. Most of the sweet little images on this great green paper are embossed, so it's nice to use them as embellishments.
Before mounting the patterned paper you can punch a 1 inch circle out of the top of the Wicked Whimsy (green) patterned paper (Note: Make sure the punch spot will be hidden by your large witch image circle.)
Step 5. Layer the papers (adding the top piece first & then overlapping with the bottom green patterned piece. Stitch the sides.
Step 7. Make the sentiment:
- Adhere the 1 inch patterned paper circle to a 1 1/4 inch black cardstock circle & stick on with Foam mounting tape
- Stamp Happy Halloween on patterned paper (in black ink.) Emboss it with clear embossing powder.
- Cut each word into a random shape & adhere the two words to a bit of black cardstock.
- Cut the black cardstock to make a little mat behind the words.
Step 3. Cut a slit along the bottom vertical score lines (from the bottom of the long edge) up to the 3/4 inch horizontal score line. Cut away the smallest bottom section and discard it. (marked in red above.)
Step 5. Add the front decoration (which was made the same way as the cards above--just 1 inch shorter.) Stick it on with Oh so sticky tape.
Step 6. Add the handle (I've used a piece of: Black Magic Spell cardstock. I like how the green in it picks up the patterned paper, & the black ties it in.) A little piece of Oh so sticky tape works well.
This Witch Hazel is so sweet that you can add her without any colouring to make the world's fastest matching envelopes. Did I mention that these stamps are perfectly registered on the EZ mount, which means you can stamp your images exactly where you want them? (I'm a woman obsessed heeheehee.) [These envelopes are shimmery and I've done embossing, but you could also use waterproof ink. Here's the whole thing put together:
Hope your stamping is stampalicious!
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