i love halloween time for all sorts of reasons: the changing of the weather, the frightful decorations, the nostalgic memories of my childhood, and of course the candy. this month i wanted to share a tutorial showing you just how easy it is to create one of my favorite new dimensional halloween dies from sizzix – the zombie! these dies are so cool and have endless possibilities from cards to party decor, but before we get to the tutorial, check out this video i did with scrapbook.com showing you how it’s done (don’t miss the other videos including this studio tour). i hope this tag conjures up your creative spirits from regions beyond…t!m
- surfaces: #8 manila tag, manila cardstock, paper stash/regions beyond
- die: zombie thinlit
- layering stencil: THS009 splatters
- embellishments: trimmings/halloween, adornments/oddities, word bands/observations, loop pins, long fasteners
- distress ink: fired brick, festive berries, crushed olive, peeled paint, forest moss, scattered straw, tattered rose, pumice stone, walnut stain, black soot
- distress paint: picket fence
- tools: distress sprayer, heat tool, mini ink blending tool, scissors, sanding grip
- adhesives: collage glue stick, glossy accents
step 1: start by cutting pieces of manila cardstock to fit the various die sections.
step 2: choose the distress ink colors you want to use for each section.
step 3: create the “wrinkle-free distress” technique by pressing the distress ink pad directly to a craft sheet to transfer ink.
step 4: spray ink with water from distress sprayer to create droplets of color.
step 5: swipe cardstock through ink to cover with color.
step 6: dry the first layer with a heat tool. continue tapping into remaining ink if desired to build additional layers of color.
step 7: repeat the previous steps for each color section and place with the corresponding die.
step 8: die cut all pieces as shown.
step 9: ink the edges of all die cut pieces with distress ink using an ink blending tool.
step 10: assemble the die (following the video instructions) building the face separate from the base.
step 11: adhere the face on to the base lining up the outer side edges to create the dimensional effect – so cool.
step 12: apply collage glue stick to a manila tag and adhere it to the back of your selected patterned paper.
step 13: cut patterned paper around tag, punch a hole through the top of the tag, and sand the edges of the paper with a sanding grip to distress.
step 14: place a layering stencil over the background and ink with distress ink using the ink tool.
step 15: continue positioning the stencil around the edges of the tag – i like this stencil to create “controlled” splatters when i need to.
step 16: cut a piece of halloween trimmings and ink with distress ink using ink tool to create a vintage look.
step 17: paint word band and spider adornment with distress paint and allow to dry for a couple of minutes until paint is tacky.
step 18: rub the paint with your finger to remove excess and allow remaining paint to dry.
step 19: attach word band to the bottom of the tag with long fasteners.
step 20. attach spider charm to ribbon using a loop pin.
step 21: adhere the zombie to the tag using glossy accents and let dry.
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