Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Black Cat Licorice

I am so excited to get to share a sneak peek at one of Papertrey Ink's new sets coming out on the 15th at midnight. I created my Black Cat Licorice tin using the new Spooky Sweets II set and a nugget tin. I first created the band to go around my tin by stamping the black cat and the border stamp repeatedly. Then, I matted it with black cardstock and scored it to fit around my tin.

For my label, I stamped the label circle and added my sentiment in the center. I cut it out with a nestability circle die and made a black mat for it. I punched holes for my brads. Then, I created my custom brads and cat charms.


I created my own velvet like brads by altering some brads. (Let me know if you'd like a tutorial for making your own fuzzy brads. *wink*) Then, I stamped the black cat image using staz on black on shrink plastic. I punched a hole in the top and trimmed my images. Then, I shrank them using my heat gun. To finish off my tin, I added my cat charms and brads to my label before adding the label to my tin and filling it with black licorice.

This set is so much fun and there are so many possibilities for using it. Be sure to check out Nichole's post with creations from all the design team members and then, visit the design team's blogs for more info on their creations.
Have a great day!

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Recipe
Stamps: Spooky Sweets II (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: pumpkin pie, black (SU)
Ink: noir (Palette), black (staz on)
Patterned Paper: (hand stamped)
Other: fuzzy brads (altered), cat charms (hand made), nugget tin (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: nestability circle dies, shrink plastic, embossing powder, fun flock

18 comments:

Molly B said...

Very Cool Niki! I love the little cats charms. So clever. Um, ya would love to see how you did those brads. -Molly b

Adela said...

This is such a great treat to make for my girls to hand out to their friends! I love how you used Fun Flock!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Adorable! So cute I wouldn't want to eat the licorice and ruin the presentation. Well, maybe...yes, I would!

Jessica said...

Those cat charms are just adorable!

Barb Schram said...

Ohhhhh, this is just so spectacular, Niki! Love your creativity...thanks for the mention in your previous post! I did get the news up on my blog!

Julie Masse said...

very cute project Niki!

Michelle said...

Adorable, Niki!!! Seeing so many Halloween projects is making me realize fall is just around the corner!!

I left you a present on my blog ~~ you may have already received it but just pretend you didn't :)

Kimberly said...

Fantastic project! What a great idea!! :) Those cat charms are wonderful!!

Lesa said...

Super cute Niki! You are rocking with your stamping!

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I definitely would love to see how you created that fuzzy brad!!! :)

Thanks!

Karen said...

This is a great project. Papertrey is very lucky to have you on their team. I look forward to your blog every day. Thank you for your willingness to share your art with us.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow Niki!! YOu've been on a roll since I checked in here last!! This treat container is adorable!!! And who can resist a Riley??!! LOL I just bought several new ones!! And Yaaaay!!! I"m so glad you're daughter is on the mend!!!

Robyn said...

Oh I just love it!

ginapier said...

you have an amazing blog- I nominated you for a blog award- see here: http://ginapier.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Gina said...

Love those cats, they are just the cutest things ever! Thanks for sharing.

Kristy said...

Oh my goodness! This is so awesome and the little black cats are awesome. They'd make great earrings too, I think. So cool and I can't wait to order this month.

Ila said...

What a Fabulous project!! and I love the charms!!...Hugs, Ila

Debbie Olson said...

Great job, Niki--especially on the shrunken cats! :-D