Monday, August 25, 2008

Halloween Treat Bag With A New Technique

Here is my project for the Try a new Technique challenge on Split Coast- Faux Embossing. See the instructions for Faux Embossing here. The basics are - you stamp a silhouette style stamp using White Chalk Ink - then over stamp it with a color - but stamp the color slightly off to the right so it makes the image look 3D or embossed!For the faux embossing technique - I stamped the house and moon with white chalk ink - then overstamped it with Pumpkin Pie - shifting the stamp over to the right just a bit to give the embossed look ( I used my Stamp a ma jig for placement) - It's very subtle on the black but I hope you can see it. It shows up best on the moon in the picture. I stamped the witch and trees just in chalk white for contrast.

I cut the ovals and sentiment with my nestabilities.

This little treat container is called a Diaper Fold or Origami Fold. See the tutorial for it here. It's easy peasy to make - it takes one sheet of 12 x 12 double sided designer paper and folds up in just a minute.

I'm going to sell these on my stamping table at our town's Founders Day in early September. I think they'll be a hit for Halloween treats - don't you?

thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Home is where the haunt is - SU, Happy Halloween - Picture Show
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, DP - all SU
Ink: White Craft, Pumpkin Pie - All SU
Accessories: nestability petite ovals, long rectangle, Stamp a ma jig, red tacky tape


Denise said...

Great job! I love these little pouches, they were my daughter's valentines for school last year-- The Halloween is fantastic!!

Sue said...

This is so cute...add candy and some lucky trick or treater is going to be very happy! saved in my shared file!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oooo...this is spooktacular!!! Sorry for the cheesiness, but I just couldn't resist:o)

Thanks for both tutorials!! I was wondering how to make the diaper-fold bags and how to do the faux embossing. Thanks to you, now I know.

~amy~ said...

Super cute halloween treat bag!!

Bekka said...

Wow - I love these pouches - and they look really impactful. The faux empbssing looks fun too

Great work - thank you for the inspiration

One4Joy said...

adorable, Julia! and you've inspired me to try the treat bag.

Catherine said...

Julia, i sure can see it and see how beautiful this it!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a fabulous little treat bag!! And you did a wonderful job with this technique too!! Awesome!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is SO cool! What an inspiration this is to try something different this year for Halloween.

Pat (mspfd) said...

I just love this little treat bag! What a great idea and perfect for Halloween. Fantastic job on the faux dry embossing. Great little scene and wonderful DP