If you follow a few Australian blogs, you might be tired of hearing “we don’t really ‘do’ Halloween here”.
Which is true – Halloween is a much more low key event in Australian than in the US and other parts of the world.
On Halloween night this year, Team Papercraft will be flying to Brisbane, ready for our family holiday & OnStage adventure!
Where is all this Halloween talk going? Well, just because we don’t participate in Halloween gift giving, doesn’t mean that I completely bypass the Hallowen section of the Holiday Catalogue.
I have a good look! Why??? Because Halloween themed products are often great for masculine & boy themed cards and gifts!
I thought this was particularly true for the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set – which matches with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.
I made this card during the week for a birthday boy who is turning 6.
It features the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Halloween Night Specialty DSP and Pumpkin Pie glimmer cardstock – all from the Halloween section of the Holiday Catalogue.
Plus, I was able to add the ‘bones’ sentiment from the No Bones About It stamp set. I love it when things work out like that!
What’s even cooler about this card is that I used glow-in-the-dark embossing powder (not SU! brand) over the coloured ink to create skeletons that glow!
Coloured embossing is easy – ink your stamp with Versamark ink, then straight to your coloured ink and stamp as usual. Add embossing powder (any embossing powder that melts to clear – or almost clear will work) and heat as usual. The embossing powder becomes see-through when it melts so your colour shows through!
If you are looking for some more ideas with sets from the Halloween Night section of the catalogue, check out today’s Stamp Review Crew hop featuring the Jar of Haunts stamp set. It wasn’t a set that I purchased, but I can’t wait to see what the crew have come up with!
Click on the banner below to go to SRC main page (if it doesn’t work right away, try again later as all the hop kinked are ironed out before the link is activated. You can also jump straight to Betty – who is first on the hop).
That’s all the spooky news from me today. Have a great week!
Check back in tonight for another post featuring a project that is totally opposite to this one!!!