I used my Stampin' Write markers on the sentiment and the candy corn to get the different colors. But on the candy, I then went back with a Versamark Marker to re-moisten the different candy segments and then coated it with Clear Embossing Powder and heated it with the Heat Tool so they'd be shiny... here's a closer look in the glare so you can see what I mean:
I wondered how I was going to get the white part of the candy corn to show up, but what I did was allow my stamp to be a little dirty when I stamped it onto the Whisper White cardstock, and the top portion of the candy (which I didn't color at all) was just a little darker because of the stamp not being totally clean. You can't really see what I'm talking about in the photo above... but the the embossing makes that top segment show up regardless.
So don't forget to start stocking up on your candy corn real soon for all the ghosts and goblins that will be at your door in a month... okay, so maybe it won't be ghosts and goblins. More like Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles, and I bet we'll see a couple Wall-e Robots this year. Hey, since I don't have costumes for my kids yet, why don't you leave a comment of what your kids are going to be so I can get some ideas?! Any costume tips would also be helpful. Hmmmmm... all this talk of candy and comments seems like a good opportunity for some blog candy! (Now I'll see who actually reads my posts...) *hee hee* I'll do the drawing on October 8th - one week from today - and since this is kind of a hidden candy, I'll be sure to make it extra "sweet".
Stamp Set: Tasty Sweet
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Tearing Edge