In the midst of posting all my JustRite Christmas Projects, JustRite was having their Stampin' Champion Contest and the projects were amazing. I particularly liked the great Halloween projects everyone was making. Since our kids aren't home for that Holiday, I found that I really didn't own any Halloween stamps to speak of. So when I was out shopping I found this great stamp and sentiment from Northwood RubberStamps - that I just couldn't resist. Even my husband got a chuckle out of the sentiment.
I found this great paper from Making Memories that was perfect for my project. It has a fun stripe on one side and great spider web paper on the reverse side. I am always partial to double sided paper. The bats are made using Martha Stewarts new bat punch. I punched out 6 bats and adhered the bodies together in pairs of two. Next I folded up the top pair of wings to make them as 3-D as possible. To give them even more depth, I used a versamagic watermark pen to color the bodies and then I clear embossed them.
I have certainly missed over the past few months playing with my copic markers. So it was great fun to sit down and color this image. I started by stamping my image on white cardstock. After coloring in my image I found the white background was just too white for me. Using a foam make up applicator I smooched in yellow ink in the background then I added orange ink around the edges with the make up applicator. This gave it a warm glow.
The spider paper only comes with one spider, but in my confetti collection I found these great spiders which I added everywhere. Since my Halloween Collection of Stamps is almost non- existence, My new JustRtite Brayton Font and my Large Harmony Rectangular Stamper came in more than handy. This is the 95 point size. (this size font comes with only one of each letter). I have 3 sets of Brayton font. To get this size image - I stamped the verse in two stages. First The " Just Tricks" then " Just Treats". I added a hand drawn spider web to my green paper to pull the design together. You will be amazed and how often you will reach for your JustRite Font once you start using it. You have any word, phrase or saying at your finger tips.
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Now one of my favorite projects from the contest were the cute Test Tube Treat boxes that Lisa Somerville designed you can find her turorial here. You can find Lisa's template for this project here. Lisa Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your template. These were so much fun to make and I decided to give mine a personal touch. My oldest son Nick is scared of spiders.( Screaming like a girl scared). Which seems so strange to me since I am the only girl in the house. I am afraid of mice, bats, snakes and I am not overly fond of anything with wings flying over me or near me. Which means the boys are always leaving plastic bugs everywhere in the hopes of scaring mom. (especially Jack). So I thought I would design my project with Jack and Nick in mind.
The Trick or Treat Ribbon and the Happy Halloween Ribbon are from Martha Stewart. I just love how fab they have looked on all the projects. I like the narrower size. The Tag embellishment is also from here collection with a JustRite Twist. I removed the 3-D pumpkin from its base and replaced it with a new white cardstock circle that I had stamped using my JustRite 1 5/8" wooden stamper with my small letter set. Hint: you will want to purchase more than one set of small letters and some additional blocks so that you can leave a few of your favorite sayings set up on your blocks. How cool to be able to design your own stamp verbiage whenever you want!!
This is one of my kids favorite saying- so it seem more than fitting for their Halloween Treats.