Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

It’s such a fun time of the year with all the holidays coming up and all the home decoration going on and well you know… I’ve been making some quick Halloween cards lately with a super fun and super easy technique that’s new to me. Thought I’d share! :)
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps has loads of fun and spooky and super cute stamps for Halloween and I got a few with almost photo looking details. Simply awesome. And perfect for quick cards cause you don’t have to color much if you don’t want to. Check this one out: Halloween Greeting.
Halloween pumpkins

I’ve stamped the Halloween Greeting stamp on photo paper with StazOn and it looks and feels (almost – you need a dust free environment for perfect result, which I don’t have) like a photo. A beautiful shine and a cool effect and done in no time.
You need StazOn, I have Pumpkin and Jet Black, a glossy photo paper and stamp.

fotopapper 1

You could go with only one color and have a great effect, but I decided on two. Use the colored StazOn direct on the photo paper and ink it up. You could go for a full coverage or an uneven look so the white shines through.
fotopapper 2

Let it dry. You could use a heat tool to make it go quicker. Then stamp over it with black ink. Let dry and you are done.

fotopapper 3

I used some of the excess inked up photo paper to punch out some flowers to go with the image. Love the rich orange color of the StazOn Pumpkin pad.

Here is another card with the same technique using the Pumpkin Ghost rubber stamp teamed up with the Circles Clear Stamp Set Fall and the Scalloped Circle Die.

Halloween pumpkin head
Pumpkinhead 2

Well, I couldn’t get the cool look of the photo paper to show on the photos. So you’ll have to trust me on that. :)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great technique, Tesa! And fun holiday cards!

  2. These are gorgeous Tesa!!! Love the technique. TFS

  3. These are incredibly awesome! I now have an excuse to add to my Stazon collection! The technique looks super fun and I can't wait to try it out!

  4. Fabulous technique, Tesa! And, it looks so spooky in the dark orange and black. Love it paired with the navy, too.

  5. FAB IDEA!! GREAT results! TFS :)