I can’t believe it’s the first part of October! This year just seems to be flying by and Halloween will be here before we know it. Halloween is a favorite at our house and we do a lot of decorating. This year I thought it would be fun to add a Halloween banner to the decorations using some of the fantastic new Halloween dies from Tonic.
Grand Gala Beautiful Bunting Die Set 1796e
Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box Die Set 1800e (spider, bat, skull)
Huanted House Insert Die Set 1802e
Witchy Bits Halloween Trio Die Set 1820e (hat)
Happy Halloween Minature Moments Die Set 1861e
Rococo Wicked Web 1822e
Rococo Pumpkin Scene 1823e
Rococo Creepy Cauldron 1821e
Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Black Diamond 952n
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black 650n
Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers 752n
Nuvo Glow Drops Neon – Banana Split 747n
Nuvo Glue Pen Medium 203n
Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle 849n
Essentials Easy Clean Mat 1514e
Tim Holtz – 8″ Guillotine – 160e
Tim Holtz – 5 inch/ 12.3cm Mini Snips – 816e
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine with Plates 138e
Starthmore Mixed Media Paper
Cardstock – Black, White
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks
Mini Ink Blendings Tools and Foam
Seam Binding – Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green, Black
To begin, start with a piece of black cardstock and used a palette knife to spread the glimmer paste. Then set aside to dry.
Next, use the Tangerine and the bunting die to cut five banner pieces. I knew I was going to be adding inks and water to the paper so I used mixed media paper.
Smoosh two colors of the Oxide Distress inks on to the craft mat. Then added water to the inks with the spray bottle. Originally I tried all four colors of the ink at the same time and I wasn’t happy with the results. So I chose to do a layer of two colors at a time and I like the results much better.
Here are the finished pieces. I used a heat tool to dry the paper in between layers of ink.
Next, ink the edges of each banner piece using black soot ink. A mini ink blending tool was used to do the inking.
These are all of the die cuts that were used. To have coordinating paper colors apply inks to white cardstock. Set aside until ink is dry and then die cut. All of the black die cuts are from the black cardstock with the glimmer paste.
Assemble all of the banner pieces as shown in the photo of the finished banner. Then use the glitter drops to add accents to the spiders.
Then use the crystal drops to add some accents on all of the banner pieces. The drops can be made different sizes depending on the pressure from squeezing the bottle.
Have you seen the glow drops? These are so fun, especially for Halloween. The glow drops were used on the haunted house and the moon.
Here you can see some of the glow.
The next few photos are close ups of each banner piece so you can see all of the details.
Halloween paper spiders are the only spiders I like lol.
The oxide inked background are great for Halloween. It looks like something is bubbling up and brewing in the cauldron.
Once all of the banner pieces are done die cut five more banner pieces from black cardstock. Then, cut a long piece of black seam binding and sandwich it in between one of the decorated banner pieces for the front and a black one for the back. This will give the banner more stability. To finish the banner tie on the seam binding in between each of the banner pieces. There are so many fun Halloween home decor pieces and treat bags/boxes that can be made with these new dies. I hope you have fun creating for Halloween!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!