It's been a bit since I have blogged. I have been working my pay the bills job and doing some behind the scenes crafty work. I hope you had a chance to catch the Stamptember Tim Holtz release on Facebook Live. I had a blast making samples for this release.
This project might be my favorite.
The turn around time for these projects was lightning fast so I didn't take any process photos, but I can walk you through my project.
The treat bag was made using the Tim Holtz In the Bag die and some glittery black paper. I just assembled it according to the instructions.
For the tissue, I used plain tissue wrap and Distress Inks. I used Black soot Distress Ink, Carved Pumpkin and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides to make the stars. The stencil included in the Stamptember set has two different star patterns. I used the larger pattern(the more circular one) with the Black Soot and then the smaller pattern with the Oxides. I cut the sentiment off my bat stamp.* Side note: Don't be afraid to cut your stamps! Use a really sharp pair of scissors and go for it! If you can't commit then you could just ink the sentiment too.* The sentiment was stamped using black soot archival ink. The paper was tucked right inside the bag.
I used the star stencil on a tag to make the black stars. They are embossed with a glittery black powder to match the bag. Once the embossing was done I used Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, and Dried Marigold to blend the background. A border punch completed the tag.
The saucy little bat was colored using Distress Inks(Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, and Seedless Preserves) and a waterbrush. She was stamped using Black Soot Archival Ink on watercolor paper and colored in. I stamped the wing again and colored it on both sides. Everything was fussy cut and attached to the tag.
I left a long tab on the wing and stuck it to the back of the bat. I creased the wing so it matched up with the other wing. Now there is a fun interactive piece of the treat bag. A little word band and paper twine finish it up.
Please pardon the background change on the photos. We were working fast and furious to get these guys out the door. My poor husband was my photographer, editor, and mail man for me! He's a good doobie.
I hope you like my creation! These sets sell fast and once they are gone they are gone. Go grab it before it disappears like Halloween candy does in my house.