Hello Crate Paper friends! Happy Spooky October!! I am excited to share my layout using Hey Pumpkin today. I adore this collection! In my opinion, Hey Pumpkin is classically Halloweenish with fun colours and a modern twist! My layout today was inspired by the holographic Hocus Pocus Thickers. I love the fun icons and shiny foil surface!
I started by cutting a spider web heart cut file (by Paige Evans) from white cardstock. I scraped Vicki Boutin Silver Texture Paste over the entire spider web onto another sheet of white cardstock. I was careful to lift it as I went so it wouldn’t stick to the paper underneath. I wasn’t sure if I would use the under paper at this point, but wanted to have the choice! You could scrape texture paste over a cut file on a Sticky Thumb Splat Mat by American Crafts and then you wouldn’t have to worry about it sticking to the surface below!
Next, I spent some time adding paint splatters to the full textured background. I decided it was too pretty not to use! I mixed up a colour that was close to the pale pink/peach colour in Hey Pumpkin and also added some yellow, pinkish-orange and mint green splatters. Once everything had dried, I added a couple of layers of holographic tulle on top of my spider web and stitched it onto the background with my sewing machine. Next, I added my vertical 4×6 photo and two tags from the Hey Pumpkin Ephemera Pack. I added some black and white baker’s twine to the tags for additional texture, and I always love to put some type of string through a tag!
I found the Spooky H die-cut in the ephemera pack, and since my daughter’s name is Hannah, it served two purposes! I filled in the bottom of the H ticket with a pumpkin sticker and a crow sticker. For finishing touches, I added loads of holographic stars, a pumpkin and the Eek! The sentiment below the photo. You can see in the photo below I offset the spiderweb when I stitched it on so that the background could show through the open spaces!
I love my layout, and I hope you find some inspiration in it for your project! If you need a quick start to your next project, you could try picking out one item you love (like I did with the holographic Thickers) and build your idea around it! Thanks so much for joining me today! Happy creating!