Friday, October 7, 2011


I have one more Halloween project to show you.  (Well, I really can't promise it's the last since Halloween is still three weeks away but it's all I already have made to show you.)

Supplies: Basic Black Craft Ink; Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot Serif Essential Alphabet, Wicked Cool Stamp Set, Stazon Black, Just Eat Cake Designer Series Paper.  Chipboard scraps and frame from unknown source.

This project was inspired by a fellow Alhambra High Alumnus and Facebook Friend, Jody Piper.  She actually put each letter in it's own frame and spelled BOO in addition to EEK.  But I knew somewhere under the stairs in the storage room I had a few of these frames which would be perfect for this type of project.

One of the things I just LOVE about having my own Big Shot is the instant access to chipboard letters.  I still have random packages of letters from before my Big Shot days and I always hated that I had to buy multiple packages so that I could spell things like "eek" and "boo".  Now I just cut out exactly what I need. Remember, if you join my team this month, you get your own Big Shot free!!

I made these all sparkly by sponging them with Basic Black Craft ink and then sprinkling Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat setting them. I love how chipboard turns out with this technique.  (I will admit to sprinkling them with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter the first time instead - which by the way does NOT work so don't try it at home.  I actually knew it wouldn't work, but I had some in a little unlabeled container and I thought it was embossing powder.  I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't "process" and just blew off the letters.  So learn from my mistake please.) 

I tried to find some more frames like this so I could offer it at my Halloween class this weekend, but I don't really remember where I bought them and I did a little hunting around and couldn't find anymore.

Thanks Jody for the inspiration!


Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Love your frame, Paula! Very cute!


Yapha said...

Super cute!! What a fabulous frame!

Adriana Benitez said...

What a great project. And you are so right about the benefits of the Big Shot. Names with multiple repeated letters give the dies a good workout, too.

Mickey Roberts said...

Cute project, Paula! A very attractive way to re-purpose an old frame.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love it! EEK is way cooler than BOO! I love making my own letters, too! Great project!

Shelley Z said...

This is a really cute project! I bet the sparkle is amazing!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love this!

Carmen said...

Very cool!