The Undertaker Ornament

Hello everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I feel so lucky and honoured to be asked, along with a group of extremely talented crafters, to showcase the Summer 2015 release from Tim Holtz.  It's always so exciting to receive that wonderful box of goodies.

This month we are all sharing our Halloween projects, so keep checking Tim's blog for lots of inspiration!  Last year I created a Christmas Ornament for the Tim Holtz Media Team and had so much fun creating it, I decided to do something similar but with a Halloween theme.  Here's my Undertaker's Poison Shadowbox Ornament:


Love this Tim Holtz Undertaker's stamp set(CMS240) from Stamper's Anonymous! This large image was the starting inspiration for my ornament.


I started by die-cutting my Tim Holtz Cameo Frame (Sizzix 658570) with Little Sizzles Black Mat Board (Sizzix 656852).  This die is a Movers & Shapers die which means a small magnetic die can be placed in the center opening to cut out a shape inside the die-cut.  I used the smallest rectangle from the Set of Three Rectangle set (Sizzix 658568) and placed this in the center.  I first cut it out in mat board and then patterned paper from the new Tim Holtz Halloween paper stash called, Regions Beyond.  This paper pad comes in an 8 x 8" size with 24 papers.  I wasn't sure what paper I wanted to use (there's so many good ones!), that's why I did them separately, you could always adhere the paper to the board first and then die-cut.


Next, I die-cut the box piece of the Sizzix Matchbox(659447) with Ranger's black cardstock.  This fits perfectly behind the rectangle opening.  I folded up the two shorter ends to the inside, but the longer ones, I creased the outer one(theres two fold lines) to the outside.  This is what I glued to my backside of the frame.


For the inside of the shadowbox, I adhered a small card from the Frightful Ephemera Pack.  I also used  some "Regions Beyond" Design Tape along the inside edges.


This is how the back of my frame looks with the small box adhered to it.


The edges were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then Tim Holtz clear Rock Candy Crackle paint was applied all over the frame.  Let this dry, and then ink Walnut stain and Frayed Burlap Distress ink over the cracked frame.  I lightly wipe with a baby wipe, so the ink just stays in the cracks.


I needed a small base to glue my leaves and Undertaker to, so I used small pieces of foam.  I save these small pieces from Sizzix's embossing folder packages, they come in handy for extra thick pop dots.  I adhered one on the top and bottom with a hot glue gun.  I also coloured the outside with a permanent black marker so it blended in with the black frame.  Now onto the embellishments!


I stamped three images on Ranger's Speciality Stamping paper, one with black, the others with Walnut Stain ink.  These were all embossed with clear embossing powder.  


The black image is the bottom layer.  The middle layer is the whole image, but I cut out the eyes and nose part with a craft knife.  This was pop-dotted on top.  For the third image, I cut off the hat, which is pop-dotted on the previous layer.  I used a Black Soot Distress pen for the edges and Hickory Smoke, along with a water pen to shade in the images.


Here's a close up of my Undertaker.


I wanted some larger leaves to hold  all the smaller ones, so I used the Tim Holtz Layered Leaf Bigz Die(660039) and it's matching embossing folder.  Mat board, Regions Beyond patterned paper, and Tim's Metallic Core-diations paper were used for my four large leaves. These were lightly sanded and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.


All my smaller leaves were die-cut with the new Tim Holtz Fall Foliage Thinlits 14 pce. die set (660955).  Look at all those wonderful leaves!  The edges were also inked.



I used a hot glue gun to adhere the larger leaves first.  I made a slit in the top of the foam (about 1/2" deep) in the middle, and inserted a bit of one leaf.  Next came all the smaller leaves.  The larger spider and cobweb is part of the Gothic Industrious Stickers pkg(TH93236).  The web sticker was stuck to some Tim Holtz Wallflower vellum, then trimmed along the outer edge and a few inside parts with a craft knife.
My Undertaker was adhered last.  The word "Poison" and small spider is part of the "Wicked" Alpha Parts (TH93233), which was lightly painted with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint.


My small shadowbox is filled with a Tim Holtz Apothecary vial (TH93231), die-cut leaves, a resin Skull from the Boneyard pkg.(TH93229) and a spider from the Oddities Adornments (TH93230)pkg.
Around the edge of the rectangle opening is tape from the "Regions Beyond" Designer Tape pkg.(TH93228).


There's six great ribbons in the Halloween Trimmings package (TH92328).  Love this stitched orange and black one!  I think these Crypt Cameos(TH93232) are my favourite embellishment in this release.


I finished off my ornament by hot gluing a ribbon hanger to the back.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and it inspires you to create your own Halloween ornaments!  Check out Tim's blog  for more inspiration and take a look at his new Stamper's Anonymous Stamps, Sizzix Dies, and Idea-ology new releases.

Thanks so much for visiting and see you soon!

Jan

37 comments

Karen said...

WOW!!! What an amazing project!! All the detail is just breathtaking (or should I say breath ending)!! Thank you for the inspiration! There are so many of Tim's products that I want to get and you just added so many more to the list!!!

Annette Green said...

Totally LOVE everything about this, Jan! You and I were on the same creative wavelength today. I created something with the Undertaker too. So fun!

Elisa Michele said...

So creative! Full of great ideas and challenges. So trying this!

Zoe Hillman said...

Utterly incredible Jan! I absolutely love your home decor project. So so so clever and creative. I gasped. :)

SusanK said...

As I said on Tim's blog...Mr. S. K. Eleton is looking very dapper this year! Fab-U-lous job, Jan!

Sharon Y said...

Just fabulous! Such a clever way to create a shadow box. Yup, I need the cameo and matchbox dies! The texture and layers really take this over the top. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Definitely a Halloween showpiece. I like the dies that allow putting something inside of them. Especially like the shadowbox idea and the Skull. I made a TH Pumpkin w/ Skull & Crossbones inside. You can see here:
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com/2015/09/th-skull-crossbones-carved-pumpkin-w.html
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Paula Cheney said...

Jan this really is spectacular. Love the whole idea behind this piece! The Undertaker is the perfect centerpiece!

CraftyViolet said...

Love it! Glad Tim sent us the link to your blog. Great job and really great tutorial.

Candy B said...

Wow! Fascinating! I learned so much. Thanks for your hard work.

Jess M said...

Holy cannolis! This is just fantastic. I love all of it and the tutorial is wonderful.

DUSTY WINGS said...

simply define :) thanku for taking the time to inspire us... love the colours and how you put it all together x

S@ndy Diller said...

As always, WONDRERFUL!!

Karen Scannell said...

so cool! love the way you used the stamps.

Karen Scannell said...

so cool! love the way you used the stamps.

Lori Mcwilliams said...

WOW! this project is incredibly creative! Just happy I have all the supplies on hand to put my own twist on it. Thank you for sharing....

Naomi said...

This is such a great project. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, just one word, FABULOUS!!!!

Eva Jura said...

This is amazing Halloween decoration! In our country, we don't celebrate Halloween, so I can't buy any decoration to embellish my home, but with the Tim Holtz products and this gorgeous inspiration I can decorate my home by myself :-) Thank you very much, Jan!

BevVW said...

Talk about inspiration! Wow!!! This is very cool and I really like everything about this guy!!!

Sandy said...

You have been blessed with a wonderful imagination and the intelligence and skill to carry it out. I love your make and thank you for giving us such a splendid tutorial. Yes, you have sold more TH products as I go to buy, buy, buy!
Bravo!!
Sandy xx

Anita Houston said...

This is truly beyond fabulous! Brilliant! Pinning!

Colleen said...

Jan,
WOW, such creativity, the details and finishing touches are just amazing. So many ideas I would have never thought of. Thanks so much :)

Lynne said...

Wow love your spooky ornament. Thanks for all of the information on how you created it.

jcarpen000 said...

This is so much fun. I can't wait to try something similar on my own. I love TH products and with the Jan Hobbins creative spark, maybe I can make something equally worthy! Love it!

Gigi Viveiros-Black said...

That is such a spooktacular project! Thanks for all your detailed instructions. I have now found a few more creative toys that I need to get.

Julia Aston said...

what a clever and creative wall hanging - love all the images and dies you used here! Julia xx

Christi Conley said...

Wow - all I can say is wow!!

Deb Lorence said...

Amazing piece Jan! The undertaker is so spooky. TFS!

Tee said...

Stunning Work!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super Halloween project and I love how you made your frame, so clever.
Julie x

Mylissa Stout said...

LoVe, LUV, LOVE, this crafty project! AWESOME JOB! Thanks for sharing! I love ALL the detail!

Theresa said...

Hi Jan, I have been putting a Halloween box together for my daughter who just moved to Arizona while leaving her family behind in Colorado until their house sells. I just completed my version of this ornament along with a shadow box to give her some decorations for her favorite holiday. Great inspiration. thanks as always for sharing.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Amazing piece! It's full of fab details! Love so much The Undertaker and the leaves around! Beautiful! Barbarayaya

Diana said...

truly an amazing work of art!!! i love every single inch of it!!!!

craftycats said...

Just Love It! Very original.

Laurie Y said...

So excited Jan, I have all the supplies I need to make this. Looks fantastic, and, as always, you have inspired me.

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