Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial - creating a Happy Haunting Garland Banner using 3 Bombshell Stamps Sets. Muertos Doll, Bone Font, and those little bats from Holiday Accessory. Let's get to it!
Supplies Needed:-Bombshell Stamps - Muertos Doll, Bone Font, Holiday Accessory
-Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
-Spectrum Noir Markers- IG4, IG2, IG1 (or your favorite coloring utensil!)
-Tsukineko Memento Archival Ink Pad Brilliance in Moonlight White
-Sewing Machine and needle (I used a standard sewing machine needle)
-Adhesive - small Glue Dots and Scotch Tape
-Electronic Cutting Machine (or 1 inch circle punch or 1 inch die and diecut machine)
-Patterned Cardstock - Halloween themed (I used Authentique's Enchanted line from last year)
-White Cardstock (for stamping and coloring the skeletons)
First I cut out 1 inch circles in black and patterned cardstock. I used my Silhouette but any electronic cutting machine, 1 inch punch or die will work. There is 3 rows of garland in this project and the stamped row is all black circles - so you will need 38 black circles. For the other 2 rows you will need a total of 78 circles - I used a combination of black and patterned cardstock on those.
For the Happy Haunting strand first sew - 7 plain black circles spaced about half inch apart (this is for the left side). The middle pattern to sew is 1 black circle, 1 large bat, 1 black circle, 1 small bat, 1 black, the happy bone font circles, 1 black, the haunting circles, 1 black, 1 small bat, 1 black, 1 large bat, 1 black and these are spaced closer together then the sides. Then sew the 7 black circles for the right side spaced the same as the left. (This is all one strand).
For the next two strands sew the following pattern with your patterned and black cardstock - 7 circles spaced about a half inch apart (for the left side), 25 circles for the middle (sewn closer together then the sides), then 7 circles for the right (spaced same as the left). I basically just did 1 black circle, 1 patterned cardstock circle and repeated for the last 2 strands.
Muertos Doll skeleton pieces twice on a piece of white cardstock, colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers and then fussy cut them out with my scissors.
On the back of the skeleton's skulls attached a piece of looped knotted thread with a glue dot and a small piece of scotch tape. It's holding pretty well. Muertos Doll Skeletons using glue dots.
And that's it! A Halloween garland banner ready for a good party.
Happy Friday, Happy Craftin' and Happy Haunting!