Halloween ~ BEWARE! Try this dessert ONLY if you DARE!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ms lead

Your kids are going to think you are POP ROCKIN' when you surprise them with this special dessert!  The best thing about it ... it's FAST, FUN and EASY!

To get started you need some kind of empty vial  {I used some plastic tube vials that I found online} and some POP ROCKS!


I emptied one packet of POP ROCKS into one vial.


Pretty soon ... all of my vials looked like this.  Pretty ... YES!  Spooky ... NO!


So I grabbed my stipple brush and black StazOn Ink and stippled around the vials.


And then the hard part ... I didn't touch them before they dried!  I let them set for 24 hours!  I'm sure they were dry long before that ... but I didn't dare ruin them!


I set my vials aside and prepared my label.  I embossed the saying onto the Miss Moxie paper.  I used my Noir Palette Ink and Transcendence Embossing Powder.  And then I stippled around the edges of each piece with my Noir Ink.


Next I layered each piece onto a piece of black cardstock.


After I made the label I decided it need a punch of something else.  I punched out a bat on plain black cardstock ... but ... it had NO pizzazz!

Then I took a scrap of black cardstock and used my favorite flourish stamp to emboss it.  I embossed with my VersaMark Pad and Transcendence Powder. 


I just stamped this piece ... I wasn't worried about creating a design.


Then I embossed.

Next I took a bat punch and punched out a bat.  I know so many people have die cuts and cutting machines ... you could use anything for this step.  Since I don't have a die cutting computer machine ... I used a punch that I found in my cabinet.

Then I curled each wing around a pen ... to make it look 3-D.


And I attached it to the label.  Doesn't this bat look GORGEOUS with that flourish embossed on it!  It's a little detail that adds LOADS of sophistication!


Then I used a removable tape and adhered the label to my vials.  I used removable tape simply because I do plan on re-using these vials!

Here is a vial that I didn't put a black cardstock backing on the label.  It works ... but I really like the black!


I made some brownies and I serve 1 brownie with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.


And then I let the kids pour the contents of the vial onto the dessert.  I like to make them guess what it is!  And it only takes one bite to figure it out!


I have to tell you ... POP ROCKS and ice cream ... mmmm, mmmm, good!  I LOVE this dessert!  I promise ... kids young and old will LOVE this too!


Here's to creating FUN and HAPPY memories with our families!  I hope you enjoy this idea as much as I've enjoyed sharing it with my family!

Happy Paper Crafting!


My Supply List for this Project:

  • T3216  Bone Appetit
  • T3217  More Bone Appetit
  • T2795  Trick or Treaters
  • T2804  Fancy Curls
  • V841  Miss Moxie SWIC
  • F306  Cloud Scissors
  • D89  Pop Dots
  • Adhesive
  • D701  Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
  • D74  Mega Circle Punch
  • C151  Transcendence Embossing Powder
  • TT220  Noir Palette Ink
  • Heat Tool
  • F464  Stardust Clear Gelly Pen
  • Copic Markers
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Stipple Brush
  • V215  Black Cardstock
  • Magnet Sheets
  • Metal Tin

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  1. One comment? Are you kidding me? This is brilliant! I plan to do the pop rocks thing... too funny! The vials are so cool, love that you told us how you made them black! Thanks!

  2. Wow! How much fun are these!