I mean it.
I warned you.
Early in September I shared a Skeleton on a gift bag. Now, I'm using the same fellow on a border for a Scrapbook Element Swap. Since the Skeleton side was pretty attention grabbing, I decided to leave the other border pretty simple. (We do want people looking at the cute Halloween photos not just the pretty paper accents)
I've had a few requests for the 'how to' on Mr. Bones but he is really pretty simple and I think you can get most of him just by looking.
Hand - snowflake
Arms, Legs, Ribs, Spine - thin strips from paper trimmer
Shoulder and knee joints - small heart from Heart to Heart punch
Ankle and Elbow - standard hole punch
Pelvis - Heart to Heart punch, snipped at leg with standard hole punch
nose - tip cut from slot punch
eyes - standard hole punch
feet - same heart as pelvis - trimmed with scissors
head - designer label
hat - gray large oval, white small oval, gray rectangle 1 x 1.25 inches
flower - Boho Blossoms
Here is a photo of the head/hat progression. Designer Label rounded by sticking the end in the 1.25 circle punch.
Small oval on the rectangle - trim off the parts that stick out on each side. Cut a curved slit in the large oval for the head to "barely" slip into. This is very similar to the crow tutorial.
Follow the photo and you should be building bones in no time. No calcium required.
Tip - BUY the $3.50 Adhesive Remover #103684. These thin little pieces are hard to glue down without a trace of adhesive showing - the adhesive remover works just like magic to rub it off. LOVE that little guy.
I was an idiot to do these for a swap - it was very time consuming to glue down each piece and this photo doesn't even begin to show the mess at its worst. Bad decision on my part but I really think he is cute so I did it anyway. Hope the ladies like him!
And I think finishing this swap completes all my commitments for awhile - I am back free to PLAY ! Woo hoo - lets get punching!!!!