Monday, September 5, 2011


I bought this beautiful stamp at the Stamp,Scrap and Art Show at Sharon's booth with the intentions of putting it aside for awhile, but it kept staring at me and I just had to ink it up!
This weeks idea is a Halloween(or any scene type stamp)Card with an inked background.

This beautiful stamp by Stampendous is Cling Crowscape CRR131
I stamped it on smooth white card stock with black dye ink. Allowed it to dry for a minute. Then I got my distress inks out and started to ink up the background. I started with Spiced Marmalade, then Mustard Seed and went in the sides with Vintage Photo. Use a circular motion with the sponge applicator beginning on the edge of the card stock and working your way in. Blend the yellow into the orange. I matted with orange and yellow glitter paper on black cardstock. The tabs are small strips of the black card stock with a slight strip of the yellow glitter paper glued to the center of the black tab.
Black pearls or rhinestons can be added for interest.

The inside is yellow text weight paper stamped with the sentiment by Inkadinkado.
The fence punch is by Martha Stewart.

Here, I sponged Glossy white card stock with the same colors, then stamped
the image with black dye ink. Colors are more vibrant, but the first one looks spookier.
This is a fun technique and adds a lot of bright color.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later..........


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow sue these are gorgeous, my favorite is the card under.
great colors to.

greetings karin

Renkata said...

Great card for Halloween, love the sentiment and the punch.

scrapperjulia said...

Wow, I love these, Sue! I have never tried inking the image first and then distressing the background, great idea! It does look spookier but I love the vibrant colors of the second one too! Have a great Labor Day, my friend!

Turtle In The Sand said...

LOL I had made some Halloween cards using the same technique. Check out my Sept 1 Show Me post. Great minds. Great stamp and the way you finished the inside of the card. Love how you showed the difference papers had on the outcome.

2amscrapper said...

Fantastic stamp and wonderful card. I like the fence idea for the inside. Helene from GC

Lori said...

Love both! I have the perfect stamp to try this!

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh, do I love this or what! Super, super card! Love the inside too!

Anonymous said...

Spookily spectacular! Love it..but then again I am nutty for Halloween :)