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OMG Treats with Carol

October 7, 2020

Hello! And welcome to a lovely crafty day! Carol, here with a fun DIY-filled card for Spooky Season. Before I begin, head over to the Roadies Facebook page for some more crafty goodness and inspiration. And, if you’re not already, subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss out! Love what you see? Shop Ink Road Stamps and use code Carol10 to get 10% off your order.

Let’s jump into it!

For this card, I didn’t have ANY spooky stamps. But, what I did have was a mediocre talent for water coloring, ink blending, and die cutting. Cha-ching!

I started with freehand watercoloring a pumpkin on some watercolor paper. It took several attempts, and I ultimately didn’t like the the end result, that I used gel pen and a Pilot G2 extra fine point pen. Like I always say: Hate your design? Just add some shading! That ought to do the trick! (I don’t always say that. In fact, that’s the first time I’ve ever…. let’s move on).

Since the card was looking a little plain, I added some texture by die cutting and embossing a specialty foil paper. I also took the liberty to create my own spider web stencil! I ink blended, and die cut, and did some splatters. I was going for a pretty messy, spooky look.

As a final touch, I added a heat embossed sentiment from the Fur Babies stamp set. I also added some extra texture with stamps from the Full Circle stamp set.

I love these sets so much, because they are SO versatile! Stay tuned for some more spoopy, versatile fun with these sets!

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