Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pals October Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop!

Trick-or-Treat! It's time for some fun and festive crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors.  I'm stop number 12 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.

My Trick or Treat project is this Spooky Halloween card.  All products are Stampin' Up!.

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive
DSP: Paper Stack Brights Collection
Ribbon: 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool and Dark and Dreary (retired)
Ink: Illuminate Glimmer Watermark

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

My trick is the "direct to paper" method of ink application.  Stampin' Up!'s Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink adds a luminous shimmer to stamped images.  When I used the Stampin' Up! Illuminate ink, I applied the ink directly to the card stock;  ink pad to paper. 

After embossing the Spider Web design on the Basic Black card stock, I simply placed the opened ink pad directly on the embossed design and dragged it along the length of the design.  You can see the dragged effect below.  This is an alternate method of applying ink, and for this project, it produced a cool effect.

I needed a Spider for my web so I resurrected the Spider image from the Dark and Dreary stamp set.  This ink worked well on the black card stock to produce the spider, which I then cut out and placed on the spider web.

The Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink is available in the Holiday Catalog on page 23.  My next project for this ink will be some  shimmery Christmas ornaments.

Now hop along for more tricks and treats and some spooky ideas from Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink,  stop number 13, on the Pals Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop!  Thanks for "hopping" by.

  1. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  2. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps 
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  5. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com 
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness 
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb... 
  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   you are here
  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


  1. What a cool effect, Diane! I love the layout of this card.

  2. This is a fantastic card and I love your spider web. It really pops!

  3. Great effect with that direct to paper technique!

  4. This is a really great affect on the spider web. Love the card.

  5. Great card, Diane! Love the effect on the spider web!

  6. Great effect on the card ! TFS

  7. Your spiders are creepin' me out!! :-)

  8. Love the spider web! Creepy cool!

  9. love how the ribbon intersects with the flagged banners! fun :)

  10. Love the foggy look to your spider web. Really creepy. :)

  11. Neat card! Love that Illuminate Ink! Creepy good!

  12. What a fun spider web card! I love the use of the Illuminate ink!

  13. Very fun card....that Illuminate ink really makes the webbing pop!

  14. Love the technique that you used for the web. Thanks so much for sharing. I must try that. :)

  15. Great card I love how the colors pop.