The past week was filled with projects-a-plenty starting with 50 treat bags for 2 of our grandchildren to share with their classmates. I couldn’t put together a quick and easy design but instead made 4 separate designs with each having its own detail. It took the entire week to get these completed, but in the end I was happy with the results.
Each coverlet is the same size and each design shares an identical base and purple matte. The base and purple matte was sprayed with my homemade purple sparkle mist. The purple matte was embossed with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade, punched with the Drippy Goo punch from Martha Stewart and to add extra sparkle purple Stickles was added to the bottom of each “drip”. All of the designs were embellished with Stickles, Distress Ink & Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen. The dots you see on the scalloped circles behind each focal image was drawn with the Gelly Roll Glitter Pen. The sentiment on all designs was cut from a Stampin’ Up! oval punch and layered over the next larger size oval punch. Each sentiment was inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink along with a dab of purple Stickles to mimic a brad on each side of the sentiment. You guessed it, my fingers were a mess by the end of all the distressing.
The haunted house was first stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the windows colored with yellow Prisma Pencil and enhanced with yellow Stickles. The fence was first cut using a Martha Stewart border punch and then re-punched with a circle punch to fit perfectly over the stamped image. 3M Quick Dry Adhesive was used to adhere many of the elements including the fence.
The witches feet design was stamped with the same Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The stockings were embellished with purple Stickles and the shoes with black Stickles. The buckle on the shoes was colored with an orange Souffle’ pen by Sakura. I made the skirt by using a Martha Stewart border punch for the hemline and then punching it out with a circle punch. Next I cut each side on a slant to depict a skirt. The edges were inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using the Distress Tool & foam pad from Tim Holtz.
The Witch was made is much the same way as the others, first stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then colored with SU markers and embellished with Stickles for extra sparkle.
The Pumpkin was inked with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink from SU and the face was stamped with Black Memento Ink. The stem and swirly stem were stamped with Chocolate Chip & Always Artichoke respectively. The Black Glaze pen from Sakura was used on the eyes to make them shine and black Stickles added on each point on the mouth for a sparkly effect. You can’t tell on the pictures, but the swirly stem on top of the pumpkin was first stamped with the Artichoke and then enhanced with the Gelly Roll glitter pen to add more detail.
I’ve named these particular treat bags coverlets because they are just that, a small cover for a treat bag. Each coverlet measures 4″ x 4 1/2″ finished, (cut card stock 5 1/2″ x 4″ and score at 1″). There is a one inch topper that folds to the back to hold the treat bag securely. I used my Crop a Dile to punch 2 holes through the topper edge and cello bag and then threaded a length of ribbon and tied a bow. I also added a small splash of 2 way Glue Pen on each side of the topper and let it dry to make it tacky but not permanently adhered. I thought this was a good way to keep the treats in tact until the time they were to be opened and enjoyed.
Card stock from SU
Witches Feet and Witch were from Michael’s ($1.50/each)
Pumpkin from SU
Haunted House from Hobby Lobby – Stampabilities
Happy Halloween sentiment from SU (I don’t recall what set)
Dimensionals – SU and Recollections
Distress Inks – Tim Holtz
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens
Martha Stewart border punches – Drippy Goo and a lacy border
Homemade sparkle mist in purple
Marvy Uchida scallop & circle punch
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stickles in Purple, Bronze & Black – Ranger
Texture Fades by Tim Holtz
Cello bags – 3 x 5 – SU
Crop a Dile
Black ribbon from JoAnns
Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy these Halloween Coverlets.