Monday, October 25, 2010

Just say Boo........

I have been playing with a few Halloween projects these past weeks whilst I have been trying to put together a digital scrapbooking  Halloween themed kit. Whilst  here in Australia Halloween is not really an event for most, it is still heaps of fun! I just love the pumpkins, spiders, and witches.... don't you?  I have been digi scrapping for nearly 6 years now and love the design side more than anything else.  I love playing in Adobe Photo Shop and am now working at improving my skills in Adobe Illustrator! More about that another time.

Back to Halloween....I also had fun... making a few video tutorials to share with you here and had planned to do so last week... but do you think I can upload them?  No way! But hey I will work it out don't you worry.

So today I quickly took a few step by step photos to show you how it's done. Super easy, super quick, using items likely to be found in your craft stash or around the home.  For the printable PDF for this project simply click here to download the Boo labels.
OK HERE WE GO..............
 Print out the set of  labels. The download has the Boo labels correctly sized for printing out directly on your home printer. I prefer using mat photo paper (approx. 170 grams or heavier) for great results. Carefully cut out the labels.
NEXT.... To make the folded rosettes you will need a strip of paper 5" X 14 for each one.  I joined two pages torn from and old Readers Digest end to end using a glue stick. The paper was aged around the edges and the perfect weight to hold the folds. I carefully tore away a small strip from the other long side so the long sides were matching. Fold the paper strip, fan style making folds a little less that 1cm and then secure at the centre with a wire twist tie... the kind that come in the packs with the freezer bags.

THEN...With the ends of the wire twist tie at the back, rub of the surface of the rosette with a black ink stamp pad to add some great spooky texture. Adhere the cut out labels to the inked side of the rosettes using double sided mounting tape. Attach a ribbon loop to the the top once again using double sided mounting tape at the back or simply staple to hold and your done. You could also join them together to form a swag  to adorn your mantel if you prefer.

IF YOU PREFER....You can also use the rosette to make fun little Halloween 'flowers'. Simply cut off the sharp pointy end of a 12 inch skewer (just to avoid anyone being stabbed), and use the wire twist tie to secure the sewer at the back.  Yes.. I know you were wondering why I chose to use the wire twist ties!
ALMOST FINISHED.....Just tie a bow at the top of each stem and your done!

I'll be back with more crafty spookiness tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool Debbie!! Love your little projects.. the sppoky Alpha on the pinwheels.. fabulous!!
    xo Christa