October 8×8 Sampler Class.

October 8×8 Sampler Class.

This month’s class was a spooky one! This is the second Halloween page I have designed for my sampler classes, and I’m happy to say it was well received.

There are not many New Zealanders who celebrate this holiday, and those who do generally don’t go all out on decorations for their houses or yards as other countires do. In this way, a framed sampler page fills the gap for my class attendees. It can be made the centre of attention on a coffee table or hallway table with some extra decorations and fake cobwebs thrown in there too, or can be hung in a prominent place in the home.

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What I love about the Halloween Magic Dies, more than the bats and the fact that is has a pretty flower and leaf die!, are the two nesting rectangle shapes perfect for creating focal points in any design.

We created the pumpkin by die cutting three ovals and overlapping them. To add a bit of texture we sponged the edges using sponge daubers. The sentiment was then heat embossed in white onto a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

The spiders were stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento and then die cut. We lightly sponged the die cut spiders to soften the white background. They were too stark again the darker colours of the rest of the sampler page. To create height in their bodies we adhered some Iridescent Pearls. The pearls have a really cool oil slick appearance.

We curled one corner of the page for some fun texture, and highlighted the amazing Magic on This Night Designer Series Paper by using it as the background of the main square, as well as the smaller panels top and bottom.

I just loved the colours in this patterned paper pack – Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, and Whisper White. They were a lot of fun to work with.

Happy crafting x

Megan


October 8×8 Sampler Class.

October 8×8 Sampler Class.

October’s 8×8 Sampler class was Halloween themed. We had a fun day creating this project. How good do they look?!

What I loved most about this sampler design is that it is mostly made using the spooky Monster Mash Designer Series Paper. One side of the double sided 12 x 12 page is Halloween themed, and the other side is mostly plain designs. The jars, books, castle and framed portrait are all images fussy cut straight from the DSP.

We also used the Wonderfully Wicked bundle. The stamp set has great Halloween sentiments and spooky Halloween creatures. The spider looks just like it is creeping up the wall behind a line of books. Using the Stylish Scroll embossing folder made the Very Vanilla card stock square look like wallpaper.

Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon ties beautifully to make a bow, and the Monster Enamel Shapes make for perfect embellishments to complete the sampler page.

Happy crafting x

Megan