Halloween Door Plaque – Step by Step

I love the beautiful rich colours of Halloween – the oranges and purples combined with black makes for a classic combination. The rich hues of the colour palette combined with the beautiful patterns of the Cuttlebug Halloween themed embossing folders lies at the core of this week’s project.

Embossed Halloween Door Plaque

I made a Halloween door plaque with a playful and fun theme that is not too scary for the little trick or treaters come Halloween. I started off with a wooden board painted in dark brown to use as a base. I then embossed small scraps of patterned papers using a variety of Halloween embossing folders and inked them using black, orange and purple ink pads. To add some shimmer to the embossed papers I sprayed them with a pigment pearl spray before adhering them to the wooden board. The little die-cut skeleton forms the focal point of the door plaque.

I love how Halloween can bring out the fun in crafting and decorating at the same time. This season offers lots of cross pollination of your crafting supplies into your home décor.

Embossed Skeleton

How to create your Halloween door plaque

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  • Use a piece of scrap wood or have a piece cut at your local hardware store the size you want it.
  • Cut scraps of patterned papers into smaller sizes –mine are about 3×3.5”. Emboss the papers using a variety of themed embossing folders.
  • Use 3 different colours of ink and ink the edges of the embossed papers. I inked mine darker on the outside and lighter on the inside.
  • Adhere the embossed papers onto the wood. I used my Tombow Mono Multi for this step.
  • Lightly mist the entire piece using pigment powder mist in a pearl colour.
  • Die-cut your focal point image and assemble using Tombow mono multi glue. Remember that less is more. Assemble and finish off using diamante and other embellishments.
Halloween Embossing

Halloween Embossed

Halloween Cuttlebug Embossing


  • Instead of inking the patterned papers in different colours, opt for a single colour ink to mimic the look of tiles. For a smaller project emboss your tiles in both embossing folders and clear embossing powder for a more authentic glazed tile look.

Embossed Bones


Products Used

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2 Comments. Leave new

  • I like the pstch work effect

  • The second card is very prttey. But I love the first card. Those earthy colors, the natural theme and the button and twine accents are fabulous. This would make a great cover for a nautre journal.