Trick-or-Treat! It’s time for some fun and festive crafting with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! You’ve probably hopped over from Kerry Willard Bray‘s Blog at Stampgoodness.  I’m stop number 8 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in! I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for Stampin’ Up! Halloween projects along with some tricks and treats along the way! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.These Googlies are off Trick-Or-Treating under the Harvest Moon. There are lots of bats and spiders with them as they go through the next picket fence.

  • The Ghoulish Googlies Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! new Holiday Catalog includes the stamps and Googly Eyes;
  • The tree branch in the Harvest Moon is from the Owl Occasions stamp set;
  • Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper;
  • Jet Black Staz On and Lucky Limeade ink pads;
  • Stampin Dimensionals.

You’ve been TRICKED! Lucky you! I’m sharing a great trick that you can use on your next project.

If you look closely at the Harvest Moon in my project, you’ll notice a great shading technique called “Resist Embossing”.  It lets you preserve the color of the background paper to incorporate it into the design using a stamped image.  

Here’s the trick…

  • Stamp your image with Versa Mark Ink onto your cardstock.  
  • Using Clear Embossing Powder, heat emboss your image.  Your image will be clear and shiny.  
  • Using a tissue, rub the end of a Watercolor Crayon (it’s soft) with the tissue and transfer the color onto your image moving outward onto the cardstock.  The color won’t stick to your image, but will on the cardstock.  
  • Continue around your image and move out onto the cardstock with as much or as little color as you want.  You can blend more than one color as I did here.  A Sponge Dauber works well also.  Creates a great “shadow” effect.  In this card, I think it makes the night sky kind of “spooky”!

For the Harvest Moon, I used Whisper White, More Mustard and Cajun Craze.

Now hop along for more tricks and treats and some spooky ideas from Naki Rager at …notes from Naki, stop number 9 on the Pals Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!

Stampin Pretty Pals Blog Line Up

1.  Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping

2.  Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp

3.  Nicole Picadura at Scraps and Stamps

4.  Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

5.  Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog

6.  Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards

7.  Kerry Willard Bray at Stampingoodness

8.  Debbie Crowley at expressively deb… (You are here)

9.  Naki Rager at …notes from Naki

10.  Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

11.  Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors

12.  Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

13.  Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink

14.  Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

15.  Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

16.  Brian King at Stamp With Brian

17.  Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach

18.  Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole

19.  Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin’ Blog

20.  Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

21.  Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions

22.  Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space

Hope you enjoy, and remember…

Express your creativity,