So after a little technical difficulties with my internet provider this morning. I took off work early so that I could meet the technician. Well I got home and the internet was back working and I am now able to sit down and do my blog post. So today I am going to share with you a cute little Halloween Treat Box that is shaped like a House. My project features the At Home With You Bundle from the Annual Catalog and the upcoming Stampin’ Blends. Here’s a look at my project today.
Today’s post is part of my 2017 Halloween Count Down. Where I have shared Halloween projects with you both here and my YouTube Channel the last few weeks. You can visit my YouTube Channel here.
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- The base of the box was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board and Basic Black Cardstock. The top of the box was also from a piece of Basic Black Cardstock and a piece of Spooky Night Designer Series paper. I stamped the the door from the At Home for You stamp set on a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock and colored it with the soon to be released Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers.
- I colored the door in with the light and dark shades of Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. You can either color with the dark shade or the light shade. I started with the light shade on the door and added a little shading where the door naturally would have shading. I then added the dark shade of Smoky Slate and came back with the light shade and blended some of the lines out. I didn’t blend the hard lines out all the way because some shadows do have hard lines. I did the same thing with the box top. I added the shadows where the shadows are and lightened the coloring as I came down toward the door.
The Stampin’ Blends turned out to be a workhorse for this project. I have almost a full set of Spectrum Noir markers and a few Copic markers and I found the Stampin’ Blends to work very well. With Stampin’ Blends I can add just the right amount of color where I need it with the brush tip or the fine-point. Each color (except Ivory & Bronze) has a light and a dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack. This means there are less markers to purchase to create rather then 100’s of all different shades. The combo packs and the individual markers are at a great price point. Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results. The Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation. This was a problem with the Blendabilities that came out a few years back. The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color. You can download the the brochure about Stampin’ Blends to learn more.
- I colored in the windows in the door with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Marker to add an inside light to the house. I then stamped the sunflower and pumpkin image from the same stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them in with the dark and light shades of old olive, pumpkin pie, daffodile delight, Smoky Slate and the Bronze Stampin’ Blend Markers. I did add a little darker color with my spectrum noir alcohol markers. I colored these as if the light was shinning on them from the door. This added a much needed nighttime effect to my gift box.
- To finish off the box I stamped Happy Halloween in Tuxedo Black ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock. Then I punched it out using the Classic Label Punch and attached it to the box using Mini Glue Dots.
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Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my Halloween Treat Box today. If you would like any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store. I just love this gift box and really love the night light effect, and I think that it turned out really well.