September 12, 2014

Halloween Ribbon Ghost!

I have been swamped this week because I am getting ready to head out this morning to help put on a Maine Stampers Day for 40 Stampin' Up! demo's, all from Maine. I am first driving 2 hours to spend the day with Linda. She is one of my downline and I am helping her get her new blog going and then we head to Augusta to meet the other girls at 4 p.m. to set up which is another 1 1/2 hours away. We grew from a group of 14 last year to 40 this year. Although I am still recuperating from foot surgery, I'm hoping I will still be able to hobble along. I start out our morning with a hands-on demonstration and then we all break out into four groups where 4 of us will be heading make n takes consisting of techniques, 3D projects and more. We have a full schedule from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. planned. It should be lots of fun!

Anyway, I had this card all made up from last week so I thought I would post that for you while I'm packing. I used White Seam Binding Ribbon to create a ribbon ghost:
Isn't this neat? And so easy. In fact so easy that I'll show you how but first, here are some close-up pics:

To start off, you need to decide how long your ghost will be. Once you've decided that, cut 6 pieces of ribbon and make sure one end is cut into a "V":

When cutting your ribbon, you will need 3 sets of ribbons in 3 different lengths and two of each as length shown above. You will also need one Word Window Punch shape to use as a scrap.

Apply adhesive to the Word Window Punch shape and glue the two shortest pieces of ribbon on the ends of the word window shape as shown above and then add the next 2 sizes as show below. Make sure they are all at an angle so the bottom is wider than the top:

Add the two last pieces overlapping the other 4 pieces you've already glued. Once all 6 of your ribbon pieces are glued in place, you need to cut one more piece of ribbon longer than all of them and glue it in the very center. You may need to add more adhesive:

When all of the ribbon pieces have been glued in place, cut the ends off of the word window shape at an angle:

Cut a piece of White Seam Binding Ribbon about 12 inches in length and color with the darkest color of the Basic Gray Blendabilities Marker:

Create a bow with the ribbon and glue to the top of the head. Trim ribbon as needed on the ends. Depending on your googly eyes, cut 2 circles a little larger using Basic Black Cardstock. I used the Owl Punch for mine. Add googly eyes to the middles and glue to the ghost:

If you don't have googly eyes you can use a White Signo Gel Pen to create squiggles in the circles! Complete your card as desired!
Here are the layers I used:
  • Basic Gray Cardstock base 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" and folded
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Motley Monsters Designer Paper 4" x 2 1/2"
  • So Saffron Cardstock 1/2" x 4"
  • Basic Black Tag 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" and angled at the top
  • B-O-O in So Saffron Cardstock using the Little Letters Thinlits Dies
  • White Seam Binding Ribbon for the ghost
  • Googly Eyes
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!