Friday, October 7, 2011

The trick is the treat!

You have heard everyone talk about how great the Imagine is and all you need is white paper. Well, this little trick is going to give you a great treat and having you looking at those colored cardstocks a little differently.

 I started with an orange piece of paper, yes orange! I used a spiderweb stamp from the Tim Holtz Mini Halloween set and stamped randomly on the paper. I covered it with clear embossing poweder and heat set.

The box is from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge set to 10.5 inches. I colored the box black and ran the embossed paper through my imagine. The clear embossing will resist the ink. After printing, use a dry cloth or paper towel to remove the residual ink from the embossing. What is left is a black box with orange spiderwebs.

I used a piece of orange cardstock a little darker than the box base and punched the edge with the Martha Stewart Graveyard punch. I trimmed it down and wrapped it around the box and added black satin ribbon.

The moon is cut from yellow cardstock at 2" and edged/distressed with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

The Bat is cut at 1.8" from HP Glossy Photo Paper. This paper and the ink from the imagine are formulated to work together yeilding a smear free finish. It also gives the bat a shiny appearance. I used pop dots to give it some dimention.

The base of the bat is colored in purple; RGB code 153 - 63 - 152 and the top layer in black.

See my video for more details!

Supply list:
Orange Cardstock
HP Glossy Photo Paper
Tim Holtz Mini Halloween stamp set
Versamark ink
Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridge Tags Bags Boxes & More
Dimentional Adhesive
Black Satin ribbon
Martha Stewart Graveyard punch
Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings