Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Greetings from Eileen Hull Designs

Let's Have a Halloween Party!

This banner is the perfect accessory for a Halloween bash and would look great hanging over a bubbling cauldron of punch.  (Lots of information on how to make a bubbling cauldron, just google it!)  Or on your front door, or anywhere else in your house!!  Here' s another creepy idea:  If you have a dark hallway for your guests to walk down, hang sewing threads from the ceiling, it feels like you're walking through spider webs, yuck!!

Let's Put it Together

I've used Authentique's Nightfall collection to make this banner.  It has such a great mix of Halloween colors and stickers.  The Beware banner on my large banner is from the collection's sticker sheet.

 I used two Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix dies to make the banner.  The panels with the black widow and the witch were made with the Trinket Box & Frame die.  You only need cut the frame for the front of the box and then place a cut-apart behind the frame for these panels.  Easy peasy and its really a perfect size for banner making.  (Here's a link to see the "traditional" trinket box: trinket box link.)

Use the House/Pocket Stitchlits die set to make  the 3 pointed banner panels.  Use the largest die to cut these panels from black cardstock.  

Then cut 3 panels with the stitching holes from patterned paper. Carefully cut through the holes to have a postage stamp effect.  On the left side above, you can see where I haven't cut through the holes yet.

Next I used 3" foam letter stamps to stamp BOO onto the patterned paper.  I stamped with embossing ink so that I could use Emerald Creek's awesome Oiled Rubbed Bronze embossing powder.  It's a great dark color, almost black but just enough rust color to be super cool!  

Flowers & Leaves
I mixed handmade flowers in with commercial flowers.  The  Flowers & Leaves dies in the Journaling Cards set make flowers that are small enough to use on cards, tags and such.  The die for the flowers has several different sized flowers so I just diecut a "bunch" from patterened paper, shaped them with a stylus, and layered them up.  Then I diecut leaves from black print paper using the same die set and tucked the leaves under the flowers.

Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix Dies Used for this Project:

Other Supplies

3" Foam Letter Stamps
Authentique Nightfall Paper Collection

Thanks for stopping by for my spooky post!!  Enjoy some Halloween chocolate too!  Mmmm I bought pumpkin shaped Reese's Cups the other day, yummy!


1 comment:

  1. Eileen’s awesome dies on sale at today—i love the way you find unique ways to use them, Maggi, you little cut up.


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