Thursday, October 27, 2016

EEK

I am spooking out on the Sizzix Blog today with this Creepy Banner tutorial.  It's super easy to make and the perfect last minute Halloween Decor project.  For more details and photo's head over to Sizzix.


Pop by and check out the new Lynda Kanase dies while you're there.


 
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trespassers will be Eaten

I recently pinned this "Trespassers will be eaten by Zombies" sign!  I thought it was so funny!  Now, the one I pinned I loved but since my metal cutting machine isn't working I went for my dies, stencils and glitter!
Doesn't it always start with the Lost Zombie!


I wanted something quick easy and bright.  The letters overlap and I made sure they weren't perfect.  



I love using the Distress Glitter and the Drip Edge is perfect for the bottom.  


Wrapped with black Tinsel Twine this 6"x12" sign shimmers when the orange lights are on.


Picket Fence Distress Crayon and Halloween Script stencil is layered onto the black cardstock.


I topped it off with the AWESOME Twisted Edge cut.  


Hanging in it's place ready to scare!


I love all the bright Halloween colours for this fun sign.  All the distress glitter catches the light and gets all glittery!  

Keep it Creepy!




Lost Zombie
Alphanumeric Marquee
Upper Typo
Word Play
Twisted Edge
Drip Edge 
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall Wish

This month the Inspiration Team for Eileen Hull is creating cards!  They all have some amazing ideas and creations they have been sharing.   


I went for a simple card using Eileen's Spring Leaves embossing folder and the Spring Leaves... turned to fall.  Using oven liner for the  basket weave embossing is a perfect layer.


After my watercolor paper is inked I ran the Spring Leaves die through the Vagabond.  To get that vein look leaves have I creased the leaves and inked.


They become realistic when you add ink.  I love this Core d' nations Glitter print paper.  You can ink it up and it stays all glittery with the new Holiday Words.


When cutting out the layered leaf for another project I kept the negative cut.  These can come in handy for these types of projects.


I used some ground espresso distress paint on the basket weave background.  Just as it starts to dry rub it off.  This pops the metal yet you still get some colour.


Bend and curl the leaves for a more realistic look.


How cut is this Metal Squirrel Charm


Perfect Fall card.


Be sure to check out what the team has been creating and get inspired.

Sizzix Dies Used

Layered Leaf
Tattered Pinecone
 
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Creepy Crawly and Hanging Things

I have always wanted a Halloween Tree... a BIG one.  But I really don't want to store a big tree and all that goes with it.  I found this wiry 2ft tree that's easy to store and the decorations took no time at all to make.


I cut a bunch of my creepy movers and shapers with mat board.  Collected my distress spray stains and distress glitters ready to add creepy Halloween colour!  I wrapped a Twisted Edge cut around the base.


To hang each decoration I punched a small hole into each die cut then sprayed each one with distress spray stains.  Onto the Candy Corn Tree!


Mask off each layer to be sprayed with packing tape.  See my quick Instagram video below.  The tree came with this cat and a tombstone.  So you guessed it, I covered them up.


I cut the Headstone, inked it up and distressed it.  Then I added a bunch of creepy mini holly and DEAD from Alphanumeric Marquee.


Glittery pumpkins, bats and cats!




I attached the Headstone to the cat that was at the base.


The mini owl was attached to the little tombstone along with some more mini holly!


The Candy Corn Trees. 


They add a pop of colour and look awesome as a back layer.


I love all the glitter die cuts!


I wrapped the tree with some mini Halloween LED lights.  These are battery operated and omit no heat.  Now, if I could just keep the curious kitty's from chomping on them!


The making of the Candy Corn Tree
 
A video posted by Nicole Wright Designs🇨🇦 (@nicolewrightdesigns) on

Haunting Challenge

A Vintage Journey- Make it Spooky
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