Sunday, October 4, 2009

Let me rattle your chain

Since yesterday's witch was pretty complex I thought I'd show a much simpler Halloween project today.

The chain was the start of this.  Do you remember the silly hilt on the pirate sword?  I immediately saw that as a link in a chain so this idea has been brewing for awhile in my little cauldron of a brain.

Remember it is a slot punch - with the word window punched around the slot hole - then reinserted into the word window to make it short and rounded on the other end of the link?  Sounds strange, but really it is easy.  Here is the photo from the pirate project so you can see what I mean. 

So punch a BUNCH of these.  Split every other one with just a tiny cut and link them together.

For the ghost I just cut a "ghost shape" from copy paper.  Place that on your card front and sponge going gray ink - working from the copy paper out - this gives you the soft shadow behind your ghost.  Of course you toss recycle the copy paper once the sponging is complete. 

Eyes - 3/4 circle white, 1/2 circle black, standard hole punch partially punched into the black. 

Eyebrows are two of the slot punches from the chain

Mouth is the scallop oval placed just on the edge of the paper so you just get a tiny sliver

Hands are the large oval, slipped into the corner of the scallop square punch - similar to cookie monsters hands.

I sponged the eye whites and hands with going gray ink.  Hands are on dimensionals.  Chain is secured under hands and at two more spots with mini glue dots.

Your ghost can take a different shape than mine - think about the ghosts from Casper (his Uncles I think) they had pointy heads - wouldn't that be cute?

The chain does lay flat even though it isn't in the photo - so this card is inexpensive to make and to mail.  You could send it as a "chain letter".  (groan)

Small Commercial Break...

I will never nag you to buy product, in fact, I will rarely mention it. (I suspect most of you are demos, anyway) 

This is just a gentle reminder that while I provide you all these ideas for free, I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, so in addition to rabidly loving and using Stampin' Up products, I sell them too!  You can make purchases from me online 24-7 (only USA, sorry). 

The link to my demo site is subtle but it is there on the left column of this blog. (SHOP HERE)   

If you need some product and don't have a regular demo, I'd be happy to help you out.  You can email me anytime for help with products or general stamping questions. 

Thank you for "listening" to this important announcement. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.


Carolyn Sharkas said...

Good Morning, and Happy Sunday! BOO!!!! He is so cute, love the chain idea, never would have thought of it. My mind just doesn't work that way, although thank goodness yours does. You can rattle my chain any time.


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Loni said...

Your PSA (public service announcement) is tooooo funny... I may have to cheat and copy it, LOL!!

Judy Rowland said...

I LOVE him!! Where do you come up with these ideas? I honestly can't wait to visit each day to see what you've created!! :)