Have a sweet Halloween {Streamside Studios}

Hi! I don’t usually make Halloween cards, but last year I colored up these candies from the Halloween Fairy Fun stamp set from Streamside Studios, and I figured it was about time I created something from my colored panel. That something turned out to be a card. Maybe I’ll actually send this to someone.

In the stamp set, there are three fairies, a few ghosts, an adorable bat (yes, it’s adorable) and various accessories. Among them are different candies. I created a panel of these candies, and colored them in with my Copics using very Halloween-y colors. That was last year.

I wasn’t sure what to do with my colored background, but I didn’t want to cover too much of it, and opted for a very simple design. Using the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX 2 set from My Favorite Things, I turned my colored piece into a panel with a nice faux stitched edge. I love these faux stitch dies from MFT and use them for nearly every card I make. It adds such a wonderful detail. It’s all in the details, to paraphrase a famous German architect.

I adhered my die cut panel onto a card base I created from Royal Velvet cardstock from Papertrey Ink. It’s a deep purple that goes well with the coloring.

Using the Impact alphabet die set from My Favorite Things, I die cut the letters to spell SWEET four times from black cardstock and once from X-Press It blending card that I’d colored with Copics to create an ombré effect that would match the coloring of the candies. I stacked the die cut letters to create dimension and adhered them to my card.

I created the remainder of my sentiment in Photoshop and printed it, cut it down to two strips and added them on top of the letters with an extra strip of black cardstock behind for a little added dimension and stability. I added three enamel dots from Papirdesign (yellow and orange) and Altenew (purple) to finish my card.

Not a lot of colors for this one, and yet they’re very Halloween-y.

Happy Halloween {Streamside Studios}

Hi! I’m sharing a Halloween card today, featuring the Patchpals Halloween digi stamp set from Streamside Studios. The set comes with a couple of tombstones, two bats, two cats, two pumpkins, two cute ghosts, a cute Frankenstein and various sentiments. I used the bats, one of the cats, a tombstone, pumpkin and both ghost for this card.

I wanted a really dark, intense moon to illuminate and cast shadows in my scene. Once I’d placed all the different images where I wanted them in Photoshop, I drew a large circle to create the edges of my moon. I set the opacity very low, so I could use it as a guide when I did the actual coloring to get a perfect circle and not have any black lines around the edges.

My original plan when I colored this scene (which was actually last year) was to create a shaker card where the tombstone was the actual shaker recessed into the card, while everything else was popped up. Plans change, though, and when I sat down to actually make the card I decided to go for a very simple approach. I glued my colored panel onto a card base made from Sour Apple cardstock from My Favorite Things, and that was it. No embellishments, no nothing. Some people might call this a one layer card, but to me, a one layer card is one where everything is done on the card base. This is adhered to the card base, so I wouldn’t technically call it a one layer card. What do you think? One layer or not? What’s your definition of a one layer card?

Not a whole lot of Copics, given the fact that the entire front panel is colored in.

Bøø {Streamside Studios}

Hi! We’ve got a fun spook-tacular Instagram hop happening today for Streamside Studios, but I thought I’d share my project here as well.

This cute vampire is from the My Little Pet Ghost stamp set. There’s also a witch in the same set that I used for a similar treat bag, which you can read all about in this blog post. For today’s treat bag, I colored the vampire with Copics, fussy cut him and added him onto my treat bag using 1 mm foam squares for a tiny bit of dimension. On the treat bag itself, I used a mini layering stencil from Tim Holtz along with Eiffel Tower ink from My Favorite Things to create the brick pattern on the front. On the inside, I glued a piece of patterned paper from My Favorite Things to get a little more orange in there. I colored some white letter stickers from Papirdesign with Copics (E08, YR07 and Y38 for an ombré look) and adhered the letters next to my little vampire. I created a hole near the top with the smallest die in the Labels Trio set from Spellbinders, added some orange ribbon and tied a bow around it using Black Licorice Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics.

I colored this vampire on the same day that I colored the witch, and I used the exact same colors.

Witch better have my candy {Streamside Studios}

Witch way to the party? I’m sharing a treat holder today for Halloween. I try not to make too many Halloween cards, simply because I have no idea who I’d send them to. I do make the occasional Halloween project that isn’t a card, though.

This cute witch is part of the My Little Pet Ghost digi stamp set from Streamside Studios. There are lots of of other images in the set, but today, I only used the witch. I colored her and fussy cut her, before using foam squares to mount her onto my treat holder. These treat holders are super easy to make. Start with a piece of cardstock (or patterned paper if you want, if it’s heavyweight enough) that measures 3 1/8 x 10 1/2″. Score on the long side at 4 1/2 and 6″, and you have the outer part all done, ready to be decorated however you want. Score a 4 1/2 x 3 1/2″ panel 1″ from all four sides, cut, fold and glue along the flaps and glue it to the inside bottom of the outer part. Super simple.

I did ink blending on this one, using the Slimline Cloud Edges stencil from My Favorite Things and inks from Altenew in the colors Deep Iris, Lavender Fields and Soft Lilac. I used the House on the Horizon die from Simon Says Stamp and die cut that from True Black cardstock from Papertrey Ink and adhered it directly onto my ink blended piece. Using a yellow Copic marker, I quickly colored in the windows and door of the house. I colored some white letter stickers from Papirdesign to match the orange on the girl, and adhered the letters next to her feet, before finishing off with a few ghosts from the Candy Corn mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I put a scrap piece of patterned paper on the inside back for a little extra visual interest, die cut holes through both layers and added a piece of ribbon and some twine to finish.

Simple, Halloweeny color palette.

Uhuuuuu {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! Dagens prosjekt er årets siste Halloweenprosjekt, jeg lover. Av og til er det enkle det beste, og dette er virkelig enkelt.

Jeg har laget et lite hylster til en bitteliten sjokolade (eventyrsjokolade). Denne er superenkel å lage, og krever egentlig ikke at du måler heller. Jeg sørget for at mønsterarket mitt var langt nok til at sjokoladen fikk plass inni og jeg samtidig kunne lime den sammen i den ene enden og lage et hull i den andre enden til å træ bånd gjennom.

Jeg syns svart og grått passer bra til Halloween, så jeg fant frem et mønsterark fra Papirdesign som jeg syns var fint. Det er egentlig et fotballark som tilhører en konfirmasjonsserie, men jeg syns det var ypperlig til Halloween også. Jeg brettet arket rundt sjokoladen og limte igjen i den ene enden. Gjennom hullene i den andre enden trædde jeg et oransje bånd. Deretter dyttet jeg inn sjokoladen, så båndet går rundt sjokoladen. Jeg knøt fast båndenene, og når man drar i båndet kommer sjokoladen ut.

Det er en ganske effektiv måte å få ut sjokoladen på, samtidig som båndet pynter opp en ellers veldig enkel innpakning. Jeg pyntet ellers veldig enkelt med tekststripe, spøkelse og oransje dotter, alle fra Papirdesign. Dette prosjektet kan lett masseproduseres, så da er det kjekt at det er litt enkelt.

Heksebrygg {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! Jeg fortsetter med Halloweenprosjekter, selv om vi teknisk sett er ferdig med Halloween. Denne gangen har jeg en liten heksegryte å vise frem, publisert i oktobernummeret av Ett trykk.

Jeg bygde heksegryten min av kartong som allerede er full av rynker. Det gir en litt morsom tekstur allerede før du begynner. Jeg prøvde meg frem litt og endte opp med å lage en mal for meg selv. Jeg lagde fem like biter som jeg limte sammen for å lage gryten min. Øverst krøllet jeg kartongen utover, så jeg fikk en litt pyntet kant. Jeg satte halvperler under gryten som føtter, og skrev teksten ut fra Photoshop på kartong og limte på siden av gryten. Jeg limte på et par spøkelser fra et mønsterark fra Papirdesign som pynt.

Death by chocolate {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! Selv om Halloween var i går har jeg et Halloweenprosjekt å vise frem i dag, publisert i oktobernummeret av Ett trykk. I hvert nummer av bladet har vi en sesongmal som vi følger, og for oktobernummeret var malen på en kiste. Jeg brukte den samme malen i fjor og lagde en godterikiste, så da vi skulle bruke den til Halloweenartikkel i bladet i år ville jeg lage en litt annen variant. Jeg kopierte malen i 70% størrelse, så min kiste ble ganske liten. Selve esken er brettet av svart Bazzill, og jeg har brukt et mønsterark fra Papirdesign til å lage lokket. Teksten fant jeg på nettet, og jeg syns den passet så bra til en kiste at jeg skrev den i en passende font i Photoshop og tok den på en oransje bakgrunn som kom til å passe til det oransje båndet jeg skulle ha rundt. Jeg stanset ut tekstpanelet mitt med en die som hadde en form som minnet meg litt om spindelvevet i mønsterarket. Det får alt til å se ut som det hører sammen, så jeg limte tekstfeltet mitt rett på det oransje båndet, og vips hadde jeg et enkelt magebelte til å gå rundt kisten. Som pynt klippet jeg ut et par spøkelser fra et mønsterark og limte på.

Esken måtte selvsagt fylles med sjokolade. Med tanke på teksten på lokket var det det eneste som ga mening. Jeg endte opp med porsjonsbiter med After Eight. De er ikke veldig store, men esken var liten, så det var ikke plass til mange nedi.

Happy haunting {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday means another Mo make from me. This time I’ve made a Halloween project, we’re getting closer and closer, right? Mo has come out with some adorable new images lately, and I totally fell for Esmarelda, isn’t she the cutest little witch ever? I thought so, so I colored her up and made a box to put her on. Okay, so the box was already made, but I did cover it with patterned paper!

My box is just over 5 x 5″, and about 2 3/4″ tall, meaning there’s lots of room for candy inside – half the fun of Halloween, right? I went with bright, in your face Halloween colors and added a couple of bats to embellish slightly.

A closer look at my image. This was such a joy to color, even in orange with lots of pumpkins. I don’t like the taste of pumpkins, but they’re fun to color, and I feel like I struck gold with my orange combo. Doesn’t really happen a lot, as I’m not usually one to color orange, but I love how they turned out.

I put some diecut letters on the side of the lid and the box itself. I diecut the letters from black craft foam and also from the patterned papers and glued them together. Added a few purple Papirdesign enamel dots as a last touch.

Here are the colors I used for my image. I can’t remember the last time I entered a challenge, so I thought I would join the 100th challenge over at Copic Marker Norge with this box. As a former design team member, I just can’t pass up the chance to join in on this milestone, which happens to coincide with their 7th birthday – and their moodboard is perfect for my pumpkin witch.

Boo! {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! I’ve got a Halloween project for you today for Mo’s Dream Team. It might seem a bit late, but this candy box was published in the October issue of Ett trykk and made some time this summer, so I really wasn’t late at all.

I don’t really make Halloween cards, so I had to think of something else for our Halloween article, and this is what I came up with. It’s a box I made for my niece, for her to put Halloween candy in. She’s a huge fan of purple and lilac, so I made my project a little cute with Mo’s Halloween Fairy and some patterned papers by Maja Design and Papirdesign.

When you open the lid, there’s plenty of room for candy inside.

I made the bat a couple of years ago using black cardstock. I cut the shape of the bat using scissors, then added a thick layer of Wink of Stella trapped underneath an even thicker coat of Glossy Accents. You can sort of see a little of the sparkle in the photo, but it sparkles a lot more in real life. I added a strip that says “scariest of the night” from a piece of Papirdesgn patterned paper, and that’s actually it for my box.

Happy Halloween {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

It might seem that I’m a bit behind, but I made this Halloween treat coffin for the October issue of Ett trykk. Featuring Mo Manning’s It’s all about the Candy! (boy), it even made the cover, which never gets old.

I colored my image with Copics before fussy cutting it, leaving a small white border. The coffin is made from Bazzill covered in Papirdesign patterned papers.

I added the image with foam squares to the lid of the coffin.

I put some cheesecloth at the bottom of the coffin, and added candy in Halloween appropriate colors. By the time I gave the coffin to my nephew, all the candy was gone. Imagine that… 😉

I cut my banners from a Papirdesign patterned paper and added sparkly bats. I made the bats using black cardstock that I cut with a knife/pair of scissors, a coating of Wink of Stella, then a thick layer of Glossy Accents.