Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 7 of 13 Spooky Halloween Projects - The Spooky Cat Luminary

This is fun and very inexpensive décor.   It can be tricky to see size even with the Ghirardelli chocolate next to it, it’s 6” high and 3 ½ wide and you can buy the bags on Amazon or at a grocery store.  The color is very close to Sahara Sand in the Stampin Up color family.

Run the paper bag through the big shot with the brick wall dry embossing folder.  Trim the ragged edge off the bag.

Then trace a rectangle on the bag 2 x 2 1/2 and cut out this rectangle.  The bag is not that strong so trim carefully.  You'll see that I put my hand in the bag, cut an  X and then trim.

Punch out a Spooky Cat.  Or as an alternative I stamped the cat image in Tangerine Tango and punched it out.  

I found myself with a very small piece of Very Vanilla so I adhered it to a larger scrap piece so it would hold easily in the punch.   

Die cut the window and window box from the Home and Hearth set in Tangerine Tango.

(We will be using this set a lot over the holiday season if you are considering adding this to your die collection).

Cut a piece of vellum 2 ½ x 3 1/4.  Put on top of the window with the first (of 3) layers of mini dimenisonals.

If you wish you can stamp on the vellum with a bat or spider web.  However be sure to let ink dry on vellum (or use a heat tool on low), it’s easy to smear ink on vellum.

Layer the vellum to the window with dimensions top and bottom.  Add the cat with dimensionals right at the bottom of the cat.  All these dimensions will create shadows.   To have the best shadowy look use 3 layers of mini dimensions. 

Now adhere the window to the bag – again with dimensions.

Add a greeting below the window using ½ x 4 of Very Vanilla, stamped in Tangerine Tango ink.  I used Happy Halloween for one and Trick or Treat for the other.

Add in a tea light, I like to use the ones that flicker. I buy mine on Amazon and they are about 30c each.

I have 13 projects coming your way Sept 1-13 207 and if you’d like a pdf of all 13 projects, just place an order in my online store and use the host code (any amount is fine), or be a member of my team and all my tutorials are yours.  We have a fabulous fun team from all over the US with virtual support, weekly win-a-stamp-set competitions, with lots of ideas.  Great for hobby stampers who enjoy the 20% discount, lots of business support for a business demo. I’d be happy to email you the PDF of all projects! 

Happy Halloween!!


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