Monday, October 15, 2012

Make your Halloween Eerie and Bright with Viva Las Vegastamps!!!

Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps!!! Susan here with my first post for the new Design Team term - and I am so thrilled to be part of this creative team for the next 9 months. So what's in store today??? Some super easy and fun Halloween Paper Lanterns that I'm using the "Trick or Treat" Shopping Our Stash Challenge Number 73. First I'll show you a TRICK and at the END of the post there is a TREAT!!!

I'm no "Martha" - but boy does she come up with great ideas for Halloween... and even I was able to create this in under an hour. Most of my time was spent finding some orange vellum and black cardstock from my stash... and I love scouring through my stash of goodies for just the right item begging to be used in a project. This paper lantern is one of "Martha's" - a downloadable PDF file from her website and I just printed the pattern out, cut out and traced on 4 sheets of black shimmery paper.

Then I cut out 4 sections of orange vellum {you can use white} and stamped my scene consisting of 4 stamps: tree background, cemetery, full moon and the flock of bats. The moon, bats and cemetery I ganged up together on a large acrylic block to save time and make all four sides exactly the same. Using my handy-dandy MIRACLE TAPE - I taped the panels in and each lantern side together and I have a pretty paper lantern - AND - the best part... it will lay flat for storage until next year!

My Paper Lantern will keep the Party Glowing.

I added a battery powered LED tea light and this lantern is complete!

How about a TREAT??? Viva Las Vegastamps! is has a FREE SHIPPING coupon through the month of October! Check out the newsletter for all the details :

CLICK HERE to visit Viva Las Vegastamps! online store to see all the fabulous October stamp releases.

If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. I'll be back with another stamping adventure real soon! Hope you have an inky day! Sb


Sandra Strait said...

What a beautiful lantern! I'll bet your house is AWEsome around Halloween!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the Trick or Treat challenge at Shopping our Stash! This lantern is absolutely fabulous! loving everything about it!!!

Lyneen said...

I so want to make a bunch of these... I amy have to for Halloween competition at work!!!