The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Just add pearl". I thought I'd go the extra mile this year and really push the boat out to make something for the (few) trick-or-treaters that we get where I live, so I made mini milk cartons into spooky candy holders to give out on Halloween.
Luckily for me, Tim Holtz has more than a few stamp sets that lend themselves perfectly to this blood-curdling season. (Note to self for future Halloweens - Aged Mahogany Distress Stain makes excellent blood spatters!). My milk cartons were around 2.5 inches wide, perfectly sized for several of the halloween stamps I have in my collection.
For extra shimmer I dusted everything with Perfect Pearls Pewter and also stamped some spider webs with Versafine clear ink and then brushed them with Perfect Pearls to highlight the webs. I used an ink blending tool with Gathered Twigs ink to age all of the elements and on the playing card I used a Distress Marker to colour the "13" directly on the stamp.
So, there you have it, I'm ready for all the ghouls and ghosts that will be hammering down my door. I say "all", there isn't really much of a tradition of trick or treat here in the UK so there won't be many. Last year I got 2 - I've made 5 of these containers so I hope that's enough!
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