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Best Witches

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Here's a side view if its not clear how it goes together.

Supplies

  • Inky Antics 10920MC Halloween Hilda
  • My Minds Eye halloween {SCARY SPARKLES} stack
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • 3" x 4 1/4" white cardstock
  • 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" black cardstock
  • 4" x 10" pattern cardstock
  • Sharpie gold marker
  • Spica Pitch Black
  • Copic Markers: T7, T5, T3, E35, E33, E31, E57, E55, E53, BV13, BV11, YG25, YG13, R02, YR00
  • scoring board
  • craft knife and metal edged ruler

Directions

  1. Score patterned paper at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3" 5", 7", 7 1/2" and 9 1/2". Score so folds tend to fold up with patterned side visible.
  2. Cut 3 1/4" slot centered in score line at 5". Make sure the black mat can slide through the slot.
  3. Arrange Hilda and words on large acrylic block. Stamp onto white paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. You may want to arrange them on a cutting mat face down and then kiss the block to the back side to get things aligned perfectly.
  4. Color Hilda using Copic colors listed above.
  5. Color hat buckle with Sharpie metallic gold marker. I choose this because it has a metallic shimmer. You can use the Lionet Gold Y28 Copic marker, or the gold Spica pen as well, depending on what you have available and what effect you want.
  6. Outline the words, patches, eyes and opening with Spica Pitch Black so they stand out more and have a shimmer.
  7. Mount white paper onto black mat. Don't worry about bottom, only top and sides will be visible.
  8. Fold the patterned paper at the center fold with slot. Stick black mat through slot in patterned paper until only about 1/4" of the top sticks out and the rest is inside the flat card. Fold over first 1/2" tab near the bottom of the patterned paper and adhere the black mat with mat just peeking out of the slot. The mat will slide up from this position so make sure it is perfectly parallel (even) with the edges before you adhere it down or you will have leaning display when it opens. Use a strong adhesive for this.
  9. Fold the other flap at the other end of the paper over and ahdere it to the mat and first flap with the card flat and straight.
  10. To open card, simply press down on the patterned paper at the edges of the slot and the display base will form automatically. Crisp any edges by hand as necessary.
  11. Sign the back of the display with a gel pen designed for dark colors. This is easier to do before you put it together if you know the recipient ahead of time.

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