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Today I've created a great affordable layout made using the Crafter's Workshop templates, ink from Clearsnap, a few sheets of cardstock, some ribbon, and a sheet of paper cut into diecuts. This page is ready to go for my photos this year and I didn't have to use any “halloween” themed items to complete it.
I started with two sheets of Bazzill cardstock in Raven. I laid the Balzer Designs Crafter's Workshop Chevrons Template onto the page and pressed a Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Inkpad over the template.
The ink was applied to the cardstock in the pattern of the template.
I then sprinkled the inked image with clear embossing powder and heat set it with a heat gun.
Next I laid Mini Love Beads template and Mini Circle Squares template onto the page corners and sprayed with Smcooh Spritz ink in Citrus Tickle and Ginger Ale.
Then I applied ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink in Popcorn with a Stylus and Foam Tip to the Mini Frag Flower Template for a soft, spooky effect.
I then sprayed the top of the page with Smooch Spritz in Citrus Tickle and let it drip down the page for a spooky effect.
I then used a paper towel to wipe the Smooch Spritz from the embossed areas — the embossing will resist the ink and make the pattern stand out.
I diecut some bats and a haunted house from some patterned paper and then I sprayed it with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil to tone down the pattern in the paper and make them “spooky”.
Then I added some mats, ribbon, and a title to finish off the page!
- Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap in Silver Foil, Citrus Tickle, and Ginger Ale
- Top Boss Watermark Ink
- Top Boss Embossing Powder
- ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Pumpkin Spice and Popcorn
- ColorBox Stylus and Tips Set
- Templates – Balzer Designs for The Crafter's Workshop
- Cardstock – Bazzill, Neenah
- Ribbon, Lace – May Arts, unknown
- Diecuts – Silhouette
- Alphas – American Crafts
- Paper – Cosmo Cricket, Prima, Bo Bunny Press, American Crafts, SEI