Our Guest Instructor is

Melanie Muenchinger

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http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com

"Haunted Tealight"

Supplies:

Scor-Pal®

Black Cardstock 3" x 8 1/2"

Black ink

Vellum (paper weight not CS)

SU! Tag punch

Fiskars Threading Water Punch

Scor-Tape or Zip Dry

Tealight candle

Stamps “Spooky Silouettes Gina K Designs or other scary BOLD stamps

Step 1:

Score at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches. Cut off the smallest section.

Step 2:

Punch out a tag from scratch paper and use a bit of adhesive to stick it in the center of each scored section (about 3/8" up, leaving more room at the top for you to punch off the scalloped edge). Punch out 4 windows.

Step 3:

Use the Threading Water punch to punch a scalloped edge. Decorative scissors work too, but the holes from this punch in each scallop add much more interest and allow light to peek through.

Step 4:

Stamp the four bold images from "Spooky Silhouettes" ( Gina K Designs) onto your vellum paper and trim so that the image will be centered in each window. Make sure you leave them bigger than the window so you have room to adhere them. Check each image behind the window to see how you would like to frame them instead of just centering, they are a little taller than the punch and you may want the top (scarecrow's head) or bottom of the image (fire under the cauldron) to show and not mind the other part being underneath.

Step 5:

Fold all scored lines and attach the end strip to the other side with Zip Dry or Scor-Tape. The vellum looks just like frosted glass.

Step 6:

Add your tealight inside and light carefully. Isn't it crazy how much it looks like the sun's rising or setting behind those fabulous images? Spoooooooooooooooky!!! Crawl under covers and eat candy corn while you tell ghost stories and watch the light flicker and dance! (Don't be afraid, they're only stamps) :)

My name is Melanie Muenchinger and I love stamping and paper-crafting!  I have been stamping for 5 years and was on the Original Dirty Dozen Design Team for Splitcoast.  In January 2008 I started working as a Rubber Stamp Illustrator and Senior Design Team Member for Gina K Designs, the best job in the world!  When working with paper, I love to challenge myself by inventing unique 3-D projects: since I discovered Scor-Pal, it’s gotten MUCH easier  (and more fun)!  I am also a SAHM with two budding young artist sons  and a very creative hubby.  I am blessed that they have similar talents and support my passion!

I hope you enjoy this simple Haunted Tealight and that I can continue to come up with new ways for you to get even more use and enjoyment from your Scor-Pal!  Please check out my blog for other tips, tutorials and templates.