Halloween is just a few days away! If you were watching any of the eBrush segments on HSN on the 7th of October you may recognize this banner.
eBrush, Sharpie adapter
2 - 8.5 x 11 pieces of white cardstock
2 - 8.5 x 11 pieces of black cardstock
desired svg file for faces (I used Jack Pumpkin by Creative Pointe)
electronic die cutting machine and associated software
Adhesive (the Xyron 5" sticker maker was perfect for this)
Embossing folder of choice
Checkerboard Stencil (my design)
Sharpie Markers (dk gray, dk brown, orange)
Cording, fibers, buttons, beads, tulle, etc
Using basic shapes, put a tag shape on to your design mat and size as deisred (my tags were sized at 5 in x 7 in each). Copy and paste two more tags on your mat. Add the svg pumpkin face file and break apart and place the face designs on your tag fronts as desired. Add your text to each of the tags. Center the text as deisred according to your software. Make sure that all the lines are set to cut. Cut on white cardstock. Now hide all but the tag shape and cut the tags using the black cardstock.
Next, emboss the lower section of each banner piece with your choice of embossing folder. With a checkerboard stencil secured in place on the top part of the tag, cover the lower portion to avoid any overspray - spray with the ebrush as desired. I chose not to fill all of the open spaces with color.
When you've completed that step, cover the upper portion of your tag and spray the bottom section. You can get creative here if you want or just simply "sweep" the color across the tags leaving the center portion of the tags white or just barely colored with the orange marker. Adhere the black tags to the back of the now decorated tags.
Using the ebrush and the dk brown marker, lightly spray the edges of all the banner pieces for an antiqued or distressed look. Now comes the most fun. String your banner together. I used buttons to thread the cording through the single hole in the tag and added beads as I continued to string the tags on the cording. If you plan on adding beads make sure you do that as you add the tags. Finish your banner as desired by tying on fibers, tulle, additional buttons, beads and dangles as desired.
Here's one last looksie!
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Thanks for dropping by! Have a crafty day!