Hi Everyone! This month's Creative Café kit has endless possibilities for all your Halloween creations! This week, I'm working with the add-on set called Monster Lab! I just love the Mad Scientist in this kit, and couldn't help but feature him in my first project this month.
I decided to make a tag and got out my Silhouette Cameo, and all my distress inks to help create the fun elements of my tag. Here's a quick look!
To begin, I used my Silhouette to find a beaker shape to cut for the front of my tag, it measures about 4 1/2 x 5" - If you don't have access to a Cricut or Silhouette digital cutting machine, you can find free shapes to download and I found this one here -
I'm using my Tag diecut from Tim Holtz that means it a size 8 tag measuring roughly 3 x 6.
- I die-cut my tag out of water color paper- so I could water color with my Distress Inks -
- Wetting down my entire tag first, I than began applying Black Soot to my craft mat wet that and dragged my tag through the ink.
- The second color I used was Crushed concord which as a deep purple shade.
- Using my heat gun I dried my tag in between applications and added more ink blending the two together.
- Once it was completely dry I used my circular sponge applicator and added more Black soot and Crushed concord- filling in areas and edges.
- Finally I took my wet brush and created droplets of water to give it that water drop effect.
Die-cutting my beaker out of white cardstock I used this to stamp the Mad Scientist's table of beakers and formula cooking and brewing image directly to this shape. I colored it in - and my beaker was ready to go!
Next I stamped the Mad Scientist himself - again on white cardstock - I stamped him twice, as I decided I wanted to layer and pop up his head for more depth.
Once colored I fussy cut him out and applied his 'second' head to his body!
To add a pop of color I decided to create a golden moon! So I cut that from the yellow-gold cardstock in the kit and while still in the die, I added some Mustard Seed distress ink to give it more depth - See the steps below:
Here are all my elements gathered together and ready to finish my tag! I added one more fun die-cut element out of black cardstock I cut a piece of wrought iron fence.
...and another look at my finished tag.
To finish I stamped some lightening bolts to the Moon, I also later added my phrase. Purple gems from the kit were added to resemble bubbles coming out of the beaker; and finally ribbon trim tied off at the top.
Well that's it for my first project this month - keep checking back as the rest of the team has some more great ideas to share through out the month!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' kit; featuring add-on set Monster Lab
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' kit; featuring Doodlebug 6x6 pad- October 31st-
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black; Distress Inks- Black Soot; Crushed Concord; Mustard Seed
Adhesives: Crystal effects; dimensional tape and pop-up dots
Embellishments: Gems and ribbons from the kit
Tools: Spellbinder- Circle nestabilities; Wrought iron fence; Silhouette Cameo; Tim Holtz Sizzix Tag die