Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Fun!

I decided to make my grown up kids some Halloween treats again this year. I made my cookie towers again but filled them with two mini loaves of home made pumpkin bread. I couldn't shut the top like a milk carton because the mini loaves were a bit too tall so I just made an adjustment and used adhesive to close it. I used the window cut outs by attaching them as tags after stamping Happy Halloween all over the tags. I mixed the tag paper up with one of the other cookie tower cut outs just for different paper fun. I cut out two different pumpkin boxes using Happy Hauntings cartridge. I filled the pumpkin box with some small candy bars. I made them all different cards at the last weekend crop that I attended. I used alcohol inks on glossy paper to create the background colors. I love this technique! I stamped with archival ink to sit it on top of the background. I just have to get them off in the mail tomorrow morning!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Card

My husband and I went to our friend's halloween party. I decided to take her some pumpkin bread and whipped up a Halloween card for them. I used alcohol inks to create the background on glossy paper and cut out Tim Holtz's die cut candle sticks and spider out of metal. Ii then ran them through my cuttlebug using distressed sticks folder. I then put alcohol ink right on the metal die cuts to get a more pronounced color. The metal spider was on the inside and I forgot to ask my girlfriend to take a picture of that. I stamped the spider on top of the background using archiver ink. I then used distress stickles on the candlesticks. I painted distress picket fence crackle paint on the candles. It looks great but I did notice that it easily chips off of the metal. I popped it up using pop dots. I forgot to take a picture of it at all and just had my friend take one with her phone and send it to me so this is all I have to show!