that was over last month on the 29th (but I'm slow as molasses!)
The pressure embossing is done on
BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 paper:
Using Cuttlebug's Skeleton Scroll folder. Then, a couple of coats
of clear heat embossing & black ink for the resist.
(There's a pictorial here showing how to do it).
The part that was the most fun of all, though,
was stitching crosses of white thread over the skeleton's eyes:
The hanging bat was a howl to make
since he swings around on a thread:
When you open the card, he dangles inside it:
He was super easy to put together using
these Jolee's Boutique Halloween party stickers:
I just stuck them to the back of each other with some white thread
sandwiched in between & coloured any white areas that showed (on the
back of the stickers) with a black marker. He has a fuzzy pom-pom body
that gives me the giggles.
To get the window shape, I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die
taped on with scotch tape to keep it even. Cutting through these two things:
1) a black A2 card-on the front only 2) The pressure embossed piece
To make it look like the bat was breaking through I did this stuff...
2) Stabbed through the white paper with the point of scissors to make a hole.
3) Tore away pieces of it to make the edges jagged.
4) Curled the torn bits a little for dimension.
Inside the card Monsieur Bat has a spider buddy:
(from the Hero Arts set Spooky Spider Web)
1) ...opened the web image in Photoshop.
2)...dragged & dropped the spider in & re-sized it using transform.
3) Positioned the spider near the bottom.
4) Drew a line for him to hang from using the line tool.
Spider has some poor soul wrapped up in his webbing:
The Boo sentiment is from another Hero Arts digi set called Happy Haunting.
I just printed it & cut it with an EK Success oval punch, added googlie eyes, stitching
& some more BasicGrey Ambrosia paper that I hand cut for a thin border.
I cut around the spider legs with a hobby knife (exacto blade)
to try and make it look like he was holding the boo sign.
Thanks for dropping on by,
stickers to me to play around with. Thanks, Megan!
P.P.S. I was so inspired by Lisa's fab video tutorial for her trifold window card that I wanted to link it up here. She has some great ideas.