Hello Stampers and Crafters today’s card features the new Halloween Scares Stamp Set and the Black Ombre Ink Pad from the new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.   This is also two of the items that I am using in my Halloween Scenes Online Class that you can sign up to take until September 22.   This was a fun quick and easy card.

Here’s My Card:

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This card is so quick you can do it in about 10 minutes.   How great is that.   I love a quick and easy card sometimes.   Whomever you send it too never has to know how quick it was to make.  And the ombre pad gives a great gradient effect.

tips and tricks:

When you use your ombre pad for the first time with a stamp I have found it’s better to stamp it on some scratch paper a couple of times.  This seems to prime the stamp and you get a better image.   You also need to tap the stamp to the pad using a slight up and down motion, meaning you are going to go up and down the pad slightly moving along the pad about a millimeter or so so that you can get ink from all the pads.  You don’t want to stay in one place because this will leave very hard lines in your image.

Cardstock sizes & dimensions:

  • Pumpkin Pie 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4
  • Old Olive 5 1/4 x 4
  • Basic Black  5 1/8 x 3 7/8
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5

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The torn edge added to the the spooky feel of the scene.  This is such an easy technique to add texture to your card.  You just grab it with both hands where you want the torn edge to be.  Next you pull slightly with your right hand toward you until you get all the way down.  How easy!   But gives a big impact with such a simple card.   I did this with both the black and white pieces.  I did adhere the white card front to the black after the torn edge so that I could rip the black piece to make sure my edges aligned.

Video Tutorial:

That’s my card for today thanks for dropping by.   If you need any of the supplies you’ve seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the link here,  by visiting my website, clicking on the shopping tab above, or by clicking on the product in the list below.   If you are interested in the online class you can click here!  I would love for you to join us!

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