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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Happy Hallowe'en

 Good morning,

Today, I've found out my Happy haunting collection by Craft Consortium Ltd that they sent me last year. It is still current and available on their website so I thought I'd have another play. The images are really cute not scary; another design by Helz Cupleditch. I thumbed through the papers and refreshed my memory of how lovely they all are and what super quality. Some of the papers have embosed lines as if you'd stamped and heat embossed them. 

I decided to use one of the panorama strips with the beautiful cobweb paper with the torn paper technique to reveal the scene through the cobweb design. Here is how I made it:

I trimmed A4 black card to 11 1/2 length  and folded to make tent card base. I cut the spider paper to 8 x 5 1/2 and cut the scene strip from 12 x 12 paper pad which is approx 4" wide. Holding the spider paper over the strip, I yey-balled where to tear it, pulling the centre towards me to reveal a white torn edge. I trimmed the tear to approx 1/3 of the length and rolled around a paint brush before adhering to the main paper. I adhered the scene behind the spider paper near the torn edges and kept the left hand edge straight before adhering it all to the base. Luckily I had a Paper Boutique sentiment die that was perfect and I finished it with pearls from the Happy Haunting Collection. 

For a simple insert, I stamped the Happy Hallowe'en sentiment, cute hanging spider and flying bat from the stamp set. So many cute stamps to choose from!

An easy technique but the card is better given by hand because of the depth of the rolled paper. - or posted in a stout box.  Hope you give it a try. 

See you soon,

Lesley x

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