Hey there, I decided to take a break from the Hope You Can Cling To card drive and work on this super cute Halloween project. I got the idea online but I can't remember where it was or I would link it. Sorry! Theirs was really cute but if I remember right, I think they painted theirs. Since I'm a paper crafter, I decided to use punches for the eyes and made a special little bag for my trick-or-treater friend.
A small pumpkin (about 6-7" wide and the same tall) was washed then painted with black paint. The paint scratches off pretty easy so I had to be very careful. After it was painted, a heat tool was used to speed up the drying process.
A 1 3/8" circle punch was used to cut two white and two black circles for the eyes. The white pieces were left whole and the black was cut a little over half way. Two more pieces were cut with a 3/4" punch for the pumpkin's pupils. A white gel pen was used to make light reflections then they were covered with a Clear Glaze pen to make them shiny. All of the pieces were adhered and Zots attach the eyes to the pumpkin.
The wings were cut out of black card stock with a pattern that I drew. Two oval Nesties were used as guides for the bottom then the rest was freehanded. A wooden skewer was cut to size then black electrical tape was used to attached them. The skewer was left a couple inches longer and the pointy end was poked into the pumpkin. Easy peasy! A Zots was cut in half and was placed on the bottom of the wings securing them to the pumpkin.
I decided since my little friend is a pumpkin dressed as a bat for trick-or-treating, he needed a little bag to hold his loot! I came up with a pattern then used a Scor-Pal to score the lines. The moon on the bag was made with a 1 1/4" circle punch. It was cut twice to create the crescent. The bat was cut with a decorative strip die, VersaMark was applied to it, Heat and Bond power was sprinkled on it, a heat tool was used until it was gooey, black Crafty Sparkles were sprinkled on it while it was gooey then heat set on last time. It's super glittery! The stamp is from an Our Craft Lounge set called Holiday Cruiser. Floral wire was used as the holder and it's attached to the wing by a brad. I guess that's about it.
Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: OCL Holiday Cruiser
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; SU Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow; small piece of tissue paper
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
ACCESSORIES: Black paint; paint brush; Big Shot; Sizzix Bats Decorative Strip die; Stampendous Heat and Bond Powder; heat tool; OCL Eyeliner Black Crafty Sparkles; 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 3/4" circle punches; white gel pen; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; Zots; Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small; paper snips; wooden skewers; black electrical tape; Scor-Pal; floral wire; wire cutter; Bazzill brad; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT: 18ish" wide x 6-7ish" tall