Tuesday, 18 September 2012

“Boo” luminary by Lori McClellan

Thanks goes to Lori McClellan who has worked on a cool stampmaker project using the halloween stamp downloads designed by Cheri Piles. 
This lantern would be fab on any porch or doorstep for Halloween!

Here is how Lori made it...

What do you need

  • September FREE download
  • An empty can
  • Cardstock (Black and orange)
  • Wire, ribbon  
  • Crop-a-dile or nail
  • Marker
  • Paper piercer
  • Scissors

What to do

Use the marker to write the word on the can.  Use a crop-a-dile, nail or other hole punch to cut at intervals around the letters. 
Punch 2 holes in the top for your wire handle.  Set your can aside.  
Cut your black cardstock to fit your can.  The size will vary, depending on the size of the can you use.  Use the subway word art collage stamp and yellow and orange ink to create the back ground paper.   
Wrap around the can and adhere it in place.  
Use a paper piercer to poke holes through the paper when you already punched in the can.  Stamp the pumpkin stamp with orange ink onto an orange piece of cardstock.  
Cut the pumpkins out using scissors.  Stamp the word Boo with black ink on to the orange paper.  Tear around it.  Tie your ribbon around the can.   
Adhere the pumkins to the can,  make sure you can still see the holes that will make the word.  Put the wire on the can to make a handle.   
Mount the wood Boo on to black cardstock and cut it out.   
Punch a hole in the tag and tie it with ribbon to the handle.  

Time taken
45 minutes 
I like to put battery operated tea lights inside the can, and at night you can see the word glowing on the can.

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