Friday, September 18, 2015

Ghosts and Ghouls and Frankenstein

What do YOU love about Halloween? Dressing up? Candies? Decorations? Carving pumpkins? Telling spooky tales? Taking kids trick or treating?
Around here, my son loves carving jack-o-lanterns. My daughter loves dressing up. They both love candies. And we all dislike freaky movies.
As for me, I love the colors of Halloween a lot! I love crafting Halloween d├ęcor and greetings. And I am always on the lookout for new Halloween products. Which brings me to this Tim Holtz Alterations Falloween Collection from Sizzix. So many possibilities!

Trim various Halloween themed colors of Core'dinations cardstock to diecut the shapes and words out.
To diecut the Halloween Block Words, create the following Sizzix sandwich: lay a Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad on another Sizzix Accessory Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies. Lay cardstock pieces down on the Standard Cutting Pad and lay the Halloween Block Words Thinlits dies blade side down on the cardstock. Cover with the other Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. The powerful magnets of the Magnetic Platform will hold the dies in place allowing for precision cuts.

Repeat the Sizzix sandwich described above to diecut the Handwritten Halloween words

and the Monster.

To give the Monster whom I want to call, Frankenstein, some depth and dimension, sand some of the diecut pieces. Ink the Monster face pieces with Distress Ink pads and Ink blending tool. Assemble the face of the Monster with adhesive.

Ink your chosen words/ phrases diecut from cardstock using Handwritten Halloween words and Halloween Block Words.

The final pieces look like these.
Attach the inked pieces to a card base made out of black cardstock.

Here's a close-up of the Monster card.
Supplies used: 
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue and Teal)
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint)
Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies
Others: Core'dinations cardstock, Ranger Distress ink pads and ink blending tools, adhesive

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