Friday, September 26, 2008

Sugarplum Halloween Review Preview

Good Morning! It's Review Preview day today at All That Scraps. My little projects are featured on the blog :) I used the Black Magic technique on these and they were just perfect for it!!

The Sugarplums Halloween stamp set from C.C. Designs is adorable with a capital A!!! Don't you think Olivia and Christopher make the cutest little trick or treaters? There are so many stamps in this set, you will always have a perfect image to add to your creation. Not only that, you have lots of fun sentiments too! So many possibilities and I only used a few of them for these!

Since these are Halloween stamps, I thought it would be fun to use the Black Magic technique with them. Olivia and Christopher were perfect for it!I started with black cardstock and stamped my images with white ink. Then comes the fun part. I took my prismacolor pencil, dipped it into mineral spirits and then colored directly on the black cardstock. The mineral spirits soften the pencil a bit and make it color smoothly on the black cardstock and it just brightens right before your eyes. It's very cool to watch. I was careful not to color over the white stamped lines because the color will cover them. After I finished coloring, I used a glitter pen to outline everything.

For Olivia's card, I used some dp from K&Co, pop-dotted the little owl that's riding on her broom, and attached dew drops to the corners and a ribbon to the front. I kept it simple because I love the image on the black with such fun bright colors.

Christopher is holding onto a hershey bar. When you pull the ribbon up it pulls the candy bar out of the holder. After I colored Christopher and friends, I cut them out and adhered Christopher to the Making Memories dp, then pop-dotted his pitchfork and the cat. I also pop-dotted the sentiment and then added some red gems, just a little extra bling :)

These are just a couple more fun things to do with these great stamps! I hope you get a chance to try this technique. If you do, upload it to the gallery and let us see your creations.

Check out the All That Scraps blog to do some blog-hopping to find the dt member giving away the gift certificate and to see some more fun examples using this incredible cute set!

Another fun thing going on at All That Scraps is the surprise release of My Rubber Ducky. It comes as just the stamps or as a kit with lots of fun things to use with the stamp set. This set is the one I used for yesterday's post, soooooo cute!!

Our quote for the day: "The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. " — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday!


Christina Fischer said...

Great projects!! Black Magic is a perfect technique to use with this set! :)

diane (cookiestamper) said...

fun projects Jeanette! That's a technique I'm not sure I've taken time to try. Yours looks great!

stampmonkey said...

I'm not a Halloween person, but I really like the candy wrapper. ;)