Sorry for the delay in posting the free digi of the week today. It took some extra work and learning some new software to create them. I made Halloween labels that I hope you’ll find useful in your Halloween cards and layouts!
Most labels you see are actually straight rectangular or circular labels, which is great for adding them to 3D projects like actual bottles or jars. However, I wanted to use the fabulous mason jar mini album die and regular size mason jar die from Diemond Dies for my Halloween layouts for the Diemond Dies 2nd Annual Halloween YouTube Hop so I made my own curved labels, giving the look of dimension or the sense of a curve around a 2D image (like die cut mason jars or bottles). The labels, which are perfectly sized to fit the two Diemond Dies mason jars, are available HERE for free download. Hope you enjoy them.
For the layout, I used pictures of my Biscuit and Bandito, to which I added a cartoon witch hat and warlock hat. I used the fabulous “Once Upon a Time” DCWV 12×12 papers for the base and then went to town adding spider webs using the Diemond Dies Spooky Spider Web Die Set.
To make the layouts a little interactive, I also made a couple of shakers from the large mason jars. I used a little plastic from left over packaging material from some embellishments to create the space for the shaker pieces and just used E6000 to adhere the plastic to the die cut mason jars. The paper that I used to cut out the mason jars started out as plain white card stock, which I sprayed with Heidi Swapp Navy and Seafoam as well as Recollections Silver. I distressed the edges with VersaFine black ink and a finger dauber. I love the color and shimmer in the final jars. The shaker of the one that is labeled with “Eye of Newt” has giant googly eyes I picked up at the Dollar Tree (LOL), and the one that is labeled “Scales of Mermaid” has “scales” that I made using the candy corn die from the Diemond Dies Candy Die Set. I inked the edges of each scale, painted them with Folk Art Extreme Glitter hologram acrylic paint to give them a glittery look, and added sequins and rhinestones for that magical sparkle.
For the smaller jar labeled “Spiders Legs,” I simply glued on spiders from the Diemond Dies Spooky Spider Web die set which I coated with Glossy Accents, and for the small jar labelled, “Bat Wings” I glued on the small and medium bats (which I glittered with black Recollections glitter glue) from the Diemond Dies Flying Bats Die Set.
The following is a video share of the layouts:
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