Howdy Halloween Craftsters!
This week I'm posting video tutorials for the new products in my summer Pop it Ups release. These products are arriving soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs and should be available in stores (and online) by mid-August.
Today I'm introducing the Candy Corn Layering Stage it Stencil. You can see how the previous Layering Stencils work by watching this video: Stage it Stencils 2: Layering & Pattern Stencils
The Candy Corn Stencil is a little different because the pattern is laid out in four vertical strips. By combining the strips, an adorable 1.25" x 6" border of candy corns is created. Repeat the process to make larger backgrounds. Here's the video tutorial for this stencil:
In the video I show a non-Halloween use for the stencil to make random confetti backgrounds. The card below features the new Labels & Circles die, a stamp from the Steampunk Greetings, the candle from the Gift Card Accordion set and Whiskers the Cat.
Kelly Booth mentioned to me (after I'd already completed this video) that candy corns come in other colors for other holidays. What?! I had no idea! Sure enough, a Google Image search produced a wide array of candy corn color combos. How cute will it be to use the Candy Corn stencil year round for all holidays? I'm smitten!
Back on Halloween for a second, though. I show in the video that when you're using the stencil on white cardstock you do not need to use the third column at all. For this next card I used a colored cardstock so I used all four sections of the stencil. The white tips were done using the stencil and a white gel pen, rather than sponging white ink. Since I was doing an entire background I sponged all of the column one yellows, moving the stencil over three times to complete, before I switched to the middle oranges. It goes faster this way because you're not moving your tape until you finish a color.
I finished out my Halloween card with the Barrel Basket and Dutch the Fox. Dutch is wearing the new Props 9 Witch hat with the broom resting in front. The Labels & Circles die set was used to frame the new Trick or Treat stamp and the Outdoor Edges created the grass.
Want to see what the team has been making with these new dies? Be sure to "Like" my Facebook Page: Karen Burniston, Designer for daily links to new cards. You can also follow my new Pinterest boards created for these two new collections: Occasions Collection and Halloween Collection.
Videos on the Twist Circle and Anita Frames pop-ups are coming soon!
Here are the products I used on the two cards: