Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dance for Treats

Dancing for a Treat!, This week I made a Card and matching Halloween Pin. I used the Cottage Cutz Ghost with Legs Die. The ghost legs dangle and dance.

As you can see I decided I wanted the legs to dangle, I cut the normal leg s out of the die (in this case green) and cut the legs off at the top to create separate legs (rounded the edges). I used a pin to create holes in the base of the ghost and at the tops of the legs.

Remember when you tie the legs, add a skewer or cut a q-tip and use the stick to tie the thread/knot on so there is a space in the loop of thread (than slide out after the knot has been double knotted). This is to make sure the legs hang even and loose. On the card I tied the knot in the back, on the pin I tied the knot on the front (I do like the knot w/tails showing on the front better). Also the triple paper on the shoes adds weight to the legs . . so they swing easier .


This is the matching pin, I used a Spellbinder Label #11 Die for the base of the pin, cut the base white three times and glued the layers (this makes a nice stiff base) without cutting chipboard which can be a bit heavy on a small pin. What I forgot above is to use foam tape to put the ghost on, this adds dimension and also allows the legs to dangle freely without being pressed against the base.

7 comments:

Donutfryer said...

That was a great tip on the ghost's legs. I am going to try that neat trick on my project.
Great job on both of you projects.
Keep up the great work.

Scrapendipity said...

Ahhh! Too stinkin' cute! What a delightfully fun project, Barry.

Beckie W said...

What an awesome card! I love your little witch, she is so cute!

Lorie said...

How cute! I bet these would sell like hotcakes at a craft show. Great tutorial! Thanks!!

CreatedbyKay said...

Love the idea of the dangly legs! Great projects!

Ruth Ellen said...

Oh those dangly legs are just too fun!!! What a great idea!!

Janice W. said...

Barry I love the dancing ghosts! Very cute and clever!