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Too Cute to Spook | #STAMPtember

Hi guys! ? Happy STAMPtember! Simon Says Stamp has a fabulous new collection out! And prizes and giveaways! Here is a link to the new collection. When I saw their new stamp set, Trick or Treat, I knew I wanted to design my card around that “Too Cute to Spook” sentiment.

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I grabbed a panel of white cardstock and blended some very pale pink ink, Pinkfresh’s Ballet Slipper, into the center of it. Then I put it into my MISTI and arranged the stamps I wanted to use: Brown ink for the sentiment, dark gray for the spider and moon, and light pink for the pumpkin. After stamping the spider, I pulled out a fine Sharpie pen and penned in the eyes and smile that the silhouette stamps leave. Then I clear heat embossed them.

After stamping the pumpkin, I decided to ombre it with orange ink, then the ink pad hit the stamp at an angle, and I saw the stripe it left and loved it! So I made it even more stripey, just angling the ink pad and swiping it along the stamp. I applied ink and stamped it down, then I applied darker ink and stamped it down. It went on like that until I liked how it looked. I also used the Sharpie on the pumpkin before embossing stripes with Wow!’s gold pearl embossing powder.

Even though the stamp set includes some stars and sparkle, I decided to use a Waffle Flower die, the Rounded Star Panel Die, with silver specialty paper for the stars. My Too Cute to Spook square panel was adhered to a panel of pink cardstock ( I LOVE Simons Cotton Candy) that I topped with vellum paper. I tied a ribbon around the backing pink cardstock and stuck it all down to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch cardbase.

Oh! And I just had to stick a couple of googly eyes in the sentiment. I probably picked them up from a craft store. I’ve had them in my stash with other Halloween stuff for ages. And then I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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