Welcome to stop #2 on the Cutters Creek Echo Park Blog Hop! You should have come here from the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog, if not you can pop over there to start at the beginning. Today I used one of my favorite Echo Park Paper collections, Apothecary Emporium. I used the 6 x 6 Paper Pad because I like the smaller scale of the patterns for my little book.
I put together a basic paper bag album and used my Pink ATG and Scor Tape to assemble it. I always make sure to use a good quality adhesive so that my creation will last a long time!
I used my Cricut and the Happy Halloween cartridge to cut a variety of spooky shapes to decorate my album.
For these pages, I added Glossy Accents to the tree on the patterned paper to really make it pop! For the Spider, I actually covered him with Glossy Accents and sprinkled Black Flocking Powder over it while it was wet. I made sure I used my Bazzill Splat Mat under it so it wouldn't stick to anything while it dried. Once it dried, I added googly eyes with a dot of Glossy Accents.
To get the bit of orange on the left side page I masked off a section and sprayed a couple of Glimmer Mist colors to get just the right orange-y color since I didn't have just the right color on hand. I also used it all over the small piece of paper on the center flap because I really wanted more orange in my book. It's a great way to alter papers and add a bit of sparkle!
I also used a lot of Black Soot Distress Ink on my book too. I distressed the edges of just about everything I added!
There are large tags throughout the book in the pockets of the pages but I decided to add one more at the end. I cut the tombstone shape from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge and also the skeleton. I used the Inkssentials White Gel Pen and a Sakura Stardust Pure Glitter Pen to accent my tag as well.
For the back of the album I cut the phrases from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge from Glossy White Cardstock. I used the same Glimmer Mist combination to spray it orange so I have sparkle and shine!
I had so much fun creating this book, I can't WAIT to make another! Make sure you are following my blog and leave me a comment and you will not only qualify for the Grand Prize for the hop, you will also be entered to win my own personal blog candy... the 6 x 6 Victoria Gardens Paper Pad! When you're done, hop on over to Lori's Blog to check out her amazing project! Here's the hop line up if you get lost along the way:
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