was the Try a New Technique challenge over on SCS today. I've made these a looonnggg time ago so it was nice to try them again today.
My first one...click on photo for a closer look...All images on this one by DRS Designs, part of their newest release of images.
Again, I tried to stay away from the usual orange/black Halloween combo! This treat slider houses a package of microwave popcorn. I stamped the web repeatedly on the base in black and then distressed it with a cotton ball ribbed in black ink. I colored my focal image with SU! markers. I faux stitched around the outside. I had a strip of embossed card stock on my desk so I used that as the strip the spider is hanging from. The spider is raised on a pop dot and I colored his white areas with a stardust pen. The RIP is highlighted with the stardust pen too, along with the letters of the sentiment. These are very quick and easy...check the first post of the challenge for the instructions.
This was my second try...I decided to make this one for a fruit snack package...this is another great treat for scouts.
All images are by CC Designs, Halloween set. I used SU! vintage violet as my base. I stamped my bat in white stazon. The images is stamped in black stazon on watercolor paper and colored with markers and my aqua painter. I outlined the pumpkins with my Sakura Stardust pen. The spider body is raised on a pop dot and is "hanging" from a piece of embroidery floss. I added a button to the ribbon string (does it look like a moon?!). I crimped the bottom as well since the snack package is much shorter than the actual slider package.
ETA: Here are the instructions for those who may not be able to access the SCS site...these are directly from the first post in the challenge thread...the only change I would make is to make your ribbon cut approx 30in. so that you have the option of having a larger bow to tie...if you want a small bow, cut it at the suggested 20 in.
"Start with 6 3/4" by 10" piece of cardstock. This will be the part that wraps around the bag of popcorn still in the plastic. Check for fit...I don't know if popcorn bags are "standard"...this is what I used. Stamp as desired. Wrap the cardstock around the popcorn and adhere the overlapping edges so that the fit is snug, but not super tight.
Using a 1/4" square punch, punch a hole in the top center of wrapper about 3/4" down from the edge and another hole in approximately the same location in the back center of the wrapper. If you do not have a 1/4" square punch, simply punch two holes side by side with the little rectangle punch, creating a hole that is square. Do not make the holes too close to the edge of the sleeve, or it will rip.
Remove the popcorn from the sleeve. Cut a piece of ribbon about 20" long. Fold the ribbon in half, and place the bag of popcorn down against the fold. Hold the ribbons AND the popcorn at the opposite end of the bag from the folded ribbon, and insert the side popcorn bag with the fold of the ribbon into the sleeve. Push it all the way to the end of the sleeve. Thread one ribbon from the inside of the sleeve through the hole to the other side of the sleeve. Repeat with the other side. Tie the ribbons into a knot and trim.
Embellish as desired."
Well, I'm off to play some more, even though I should be working in the yard, bringing stuff in and raking the gardens...maybe another day!!! ;-) I just got some new stamps in the mail and I can't wait to try them out with my aqua painter!!! Check back to see what I got!!!!
See you soon...