Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Text Block: Halloween & The Gable Box Die - Day 4

Hello again, friends, an welcome back for Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments yesterday about the little gifties I made for my niece and nephew. I hope they like them as much as you did! I have a couple of additional projects for you today, so let's get to it.

We'll kick off today with a card featuring the Text Block: Halloween Die.

First, I stamped Fresh Snow polka dots onto a Soft Stone card front and adhered that to a white base. Then, I die cut my Text Block shape from True Black cardstock. I smooshed it into a VersaMark pad and heat set it with clear powder, repeating a couple of times for nice, thick coverage. It actually looks more like a piece of patent leather than cardstock. Then, I adhered a piece of sticker paper to the back (sticky side coming through the holes in the design) and filled in the open spaces with Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, and Terra Cotta Tile cardstocks. I added foam tape to the back and tucked in a length of white crochet thread before adhering the block to the card front.

Next, I trimmed the legs off of a Tremendous Treats: Halloween spider and adhered them to the back of a True Black button. I adhered the spider to the end of the crochet thread, leaving him dangling so he can swing (or be positioned on top of the Text Block shape). I embellished with a couple of googly eyes and called it done. He's cute, isn't he?

My second project for today is another Halloween-y Gable Box.

I began by die cutting two of the Gable Box shapes from Smokey Shadow cardstock. I stamped them all over with the stars cluster from Heather's new Happy Spooky Halloween set. Then, I created my moon from Harvest Gold patterned paper using Nichole's Lazy Stamper Medallion tutorial. I seriously love that tutorial. Anyway, I followed up with some glittered clouds (that I trimmed to make look a little more nighttime wispy than daytime fluffy - at least I hope) and a bat, also from Heather's new set. I embellished him with yet more googly eyes because, apparently, I cannot get enough of the googly eyes these days.

Okey doke, that's it for me today. Make sure to check in with  NicholeAshelyBetsyDanielleDawnErinHeatherLauraLaurieMaileMelissa, and Lexi for even more previews of this month's new release. I'll see you again tomorrow!

Dangling Spider Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics III, Tremendous Treats: Halloween - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: True Black, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terra Cotta Tile, Soft Stone, White Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Text Block: Halloween Die, Tremendous Treats: Halloween Die Collection, True Black Button - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; googly eyes; crochet thread

Full Moon Card
Stamps: Happy Spooky Halloween - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold Polka Dot Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Royal Velvet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Gable Box Die, Happy Spooky Halloween Die, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection, Clouds Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; googly eyes; xyron


Marge said...

The Halloween-y box is adorable.

Marcie Rhys said...

Wow, did you ever play up the charms of the 'trick or treat' die! The clear coating, (boy did you do that carefully!) over the black, really helps distinguish it from the color insets. That's just about the best use of the dies in this category, I've ever seen.

That box of yours is super appealing. I have a friend who can't get enough of the little boxes, and I think she will be getting this one in the near future for her. You really have your Halloween mo-jo on this month.

Kathy Krug said...

Love your treatment of the trick or treat die.

Kathie B said...

I really like the look of the trick or treat card. Reminds me of the look of a stained glass window.

Unknown said...

Like the whimsy of the bat and spider!

Kathy Krug said...

Love your designs.