Cathy (of Paper Garden Projects fame) made a gorgeous fall sketch into a digital freebie--it looks gorgeous with her fab Copic marker skills. Her creation gave me the idea to make a couple of PGP freebies too. This card uses the first digital Halloween image that I doodled. It's a little sketchy, but I hope you like it. I've also got a card with the "apothescary jars" in the works...
1... digital freebie for Paper Garden Projects
2...swaddling some mummy babies
3...making GIANT templates from your Nestabilities
4...embellish-y stuff (the card background)
5...baby gem spider (+speedy way to embellish inside cards)
6...digi: apotheSCARY jars
for Paper Garden Projects
(I used the small ones here)
SMALL mummy baby PDF
SMALL mummy baby JPG
LARGE mummy baby PDF
LARGE mummy baby JPG
Kim's become another victim of the flu--poor Darlin'--
so I hoped this might give her a giggle. Love you Kimmy!
- Nestabilities Label 9
- Neenah white cardstock
- Black Prismatic cardstock
- Copic Multiliner
- BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 pack
- Needle, thread, Paper piercer
- Tim Holtz Design ruler
- Scor-tape, Tombow monomulti
- Black Rhinestones
- The "I want it white" Collection
Step 1A} Print the mummy twins & their spare heads for layering (how ghoulish, hey?)
Step 1B} Cut them out.
Alternatively, you could print just one baby with one or two heads, ROFL. (The picture above shows the size I used & the large size so you can compare) :o)
Step 2} Colour & the extra heads and cut them out. I lost one of the baby's heads & couldn't stop singing "Mommy had a baby & her head popped off...!" (Ever play that with dandelions when you were a kid?) Good ol' wholesome, morbid fun!
Step 3} Cut strips of mummy gauze from cheesecloth
Of course, if you don't have cheesecloth, you could swaddle your babies in ribbon. :o)
Step 4} Wrap each baby, stick on their heads, & adhere them to a card. :-D
(from your Nestabilities)
so I did this stuff:
- Die cut the largest size of the Nestabilities label
- Traced it onto white paper
- Scanned it & saved it as a jpg
- Enlarged the image & printed it out as a template
- Traced it onto cardstock & cut it out
(the background of the card)
Step 1} Trace the big Nestabilities template onto cardstock & cut out. Add a strip of patterned paper & embellish it (I pierced & stitched this BasicGrey Ambrosia paper.
Step 2} Cut out the sentiment & adhere it.
Step 3} Layer ribbons. These are two ribbons from the "I want it white" collection at Paper Garden Projects. (A gingham ribbon under the sheer dotted one...just to be weird.) ;o)
Step 4} Make a shaped mat for the babies:
A} Die cut the Nestabilities label (2 patterned papers)
B} Distress the edges
C} Add black rhinestones
D} Pierce & stitch around the inside
E} Faux stitch around the outside
(+ baby gem spider)
A lot of people don't like to have to write on the inside of black cards, but I am SO crazy for black, so here's one solution--a curvy folded white piece inside the card:
to make it...
Step A} Fold a piece of cardstock to the desired size.
Step B} Lay the big Nestabilities template over it.
Step C} Trace it & cut through both layers of cardstock (with a bit off of the top of the folded edge so it will make a shaped card)
Step D} Embellish the edges (I added silver metallic dots to match the card front)
I also added a wee spider:
A) Stick a black self-adhesive rhinestone on the card
B) Draw a silver line for his wee web
C) Add teensy eensy spider leggies (I used a Copic multiliner)
In hindsight (if you want perfect legs) you could draw them first & add the rhinestone after.
and th-thuh-thuh-thuh-that's all folks!
Apothescary jars PDF
Apothescary jars JPG
Apothescary digital paper JPG
Apothescary digital paper PDF
Here are the jars (embossed but uncoloured) straight out of the printer
(on paper that I painted with matte medium):
(click the pic for a close-up look)