halloween treats
inky antics

pumpkin time

It was officially pumpkin night - I had the girls painting while Chad carved our jack-o-lanterns. Hana's pumpkin is a layering of black over orange over green paint and Tacy painted a green design on hers (she did a lot of the pumpkin herself - I helped her just a little bit! And yes, she tasted some of the paint too...) Then we added some fun Halloween glitter glue that I had found at Michaels - it has little pumpkin and bat confetti in it, super duper cute!



Here are the treats I bundled up for Tacy and Hana's friends...


The treatbag on the tag is a quickutz die that I picked up last year, I stamped the bag part with the canvas background stamp and the sentiment on the side is from the everyday flexible phrases set (SU). You can't see it in the picture, but there is some shimmer on the ghosts that I added with the stardust pen (by sakura).

Here is the technique we did at my last stamp club...


We did the heat & stick on the snowflake to add glitter to the image. Since I love anything glitter, this is a technique that I love - I need to do it more! I think because there are so many techniques out there, basic ideas like this get put to the side sometimes. Here are the steps as I listed them in the technique book, you can find similar instructions on the Stampin' Up! website here.

Heat & Stick Powder with glitter

1.       Stamp image with a Versamark® or other slow drying ink pad (ex: pigment ink pad).

2.       Sprinkle the heat & stick powder over the image. Shake off excess powder. You can funnel this back into the original container to use again.

3.       Heat image with a heat tool until it just turns to liquid. Do not overheat!

4.       Pour glitter over the image, making sure to cover it completely.

5.       Shake off excess glitter as in step 2.

6.   Heat the image again briefly to set the glitter.