Today I have another clean and simple Halloween card.  I used the Stampin’ Up! background stamp Positively Chevron to get a lot of pattern with not a lot of work.  I’m sure you all noticed that the chevron pattern is really trendy right now.  You see it in purses, and clothing, watches, and all sorts of fashion so why not on cards and scrapbook pages.

Details and tips:

  • I only inked the top portion of the stamp.  I find it easiest to turn the stamp rubber facing up and ink the stamp with the ink pad.
  • To stamp straight and even across the bottom of the card I lined the card layer on my Grid Paper so that the center line on the grid was exactly where I wanted the top of the image to be.
  • When I was new to stamping I used printer paper as my mat not wanting to spent money on the grid paper.  Put now I wouldn’t be without my grid paper.  I’m always using it to measure and line things up.
  • Large sentiments make perfect focal points.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Black Embossing Powder to make it really stand out and shine. Yes a little bit more effort but well worth the results.
  • Add the 1/8″ Black Taffeta Ribbon and a couple of Rhinestones and you have made a card in under 15 minutes.

It took me way longer to right this blog post then it did to stamp the card.   I know that because my mom is reminding me that she is “patiently” waiting for me to take her to lunch since her lunch date with a friend was canceled. 🙂

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Stamp Sets:  Positively Chevron(Clear 130499, Wood 130496), Halloween Bash (Clear 130580, Wood 130577)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980), Tangerine Tango (126964)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Tools:  Oval Collection Framelits (129381), Stampin Trimmer (126889), Big Shot 113439)
Accessories:  Black 1/8: Taffeta  Ribbon (119261), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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