October 26, 2011

Halloween Sign

Hi everyone, Beth from thunderbirdlindybydesign, today  I wanted to show you a quick Halloween sign I made.  I got the idea from a wooden sign I saw at Hobby Lobby.

You will need:
Circuit Expression
Cardstock(I used regular, glittered, and shimmer)
Happy Hauntings Cart
Oct 31
George, or any cart with an oval
I also used my Gypsy, but after I got it done, I realized you did't need one.

I started with Heritage and cut the scroll sign at 11.39 high using glittered black cardstock.

I started with the oval from George at 7.24, using shimmery cardstock and placing the following cuts inside of the oval, I cut the house from Oct 31 at 3.39
The Bats from Happy Hauntings at .30
The moon from Oct 31 at 1.12.

In hindsight, I could have just cut the oval by itself, and then in black cardstock cut the House, Bats and Moon, and glued them on top of the shimmery instead of trying to place the cuts within the oval.  After I got it all together, I realized I made this harder than it needed to be.

Using Happy Hauntings, I cut both of the above pumpkins with their layers in various sizes.

The owl and it's layers is from Happy Hautings cut at 4.18.
Like I said, you really didn't need your Gypsy, I just started placing the items I wanted to cut on the screens and sized them to each previous layer.

Here is the completed project.
When I put the above pumpkin together with his layers, the whole time I kept thinking of the line from the movie Toy Story, when Mrs. Potato Head was packing Mr. Potato Head's butt, and said he needed his "Angry Eyes".  Boy this pumpkin sure has Angry Eyes.

I wished I would have cut the scary top layer in black instead of grey.  I am not liking this too much.

Thanks Sheila for having me as a guest designer today,  Beth.
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