Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 2016 Stamps of the Month - Vampire Stamps

Halloween is just around the corner.  Jillian O'Diorne create a cute vampire for Texana Designs stamps this year.  It comes in two sizes and a coordinating sentiment.  This makes great Halloween cards, treat holders, etc.

Candy Card by Megan Bickers

Supplies Used:

Texana Designs Stamps: Vampire (Large), I Vant a Bite of Candy
Recollections: Black Cardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Unknown: Pattern Paper scraps
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Letraset: Promarkers (Tan, Crimson, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 5, Black)
Dum Dum lollipops
Craft Knife

I cut two slits along the lines of the Vampire's hand to hold the lollipop and slipped the stick in between the two slits. This would also make a cute candy bag topper.

Vampire Candy Holder by Jilda Bolton


Stamps: Mini vampire, I vant a Bite of Candy!
Paper: Vampire Bat paper Doodlebug Haunted Manor 3512 going batty, Black cardstock for trim
Fiskars 2468 border punch
Two Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners #91614
Wink of Stella pens: Clear, silver, black and purple

Cut vampire bat paper: 4-1/4” X 4-1/2”
Candy covers: 1” X 3-/4”

Color and cut the mini vampire
Score vampire bat paper on the long side at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 3-3/4”
Fold at score lines and attach the punched border to the front edge
Add the mini vampire with a pop dot and attach the sentiment

The candy holder will hold 3 Hershey Nuggets candies.  Wrap the candy covers around the candy and secure the candies to the bottom of the holder with some sticky tape.  User the clear fasteners to close the candy holder.

Coffin Card by Janet Bradshaw


Texana Designs Stamps
Vampire, Treat Bag and “I vant a Bite of Candy”
Wiggle Eyes
Foam Tape
PrismaColor Pencils
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
Woodgrain background stamp
VersaMark Ink

I sketched out a coffin shape sized for the large vampire and able to fit in an A2 envelope.  Next I folded a piece of black cardstock and put the mat on top with the lower left side of the coffin along the fold.  I drew out the card leaving a 1/8" border around the mat.  The mat was stamped with a woodgrain background stamp before adhering to the card base.  The vampire was colored and attached to the card with a wobble action spring and wiggle eyes.

Card by Jimmye Sue Mitchell
Patterned papers from BoBunny
Image colored with pencils and gamsol
more samples by Janet Bradshaw
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