I'm having one of those weeks. My designs don't seem to be cooperating and I keep looking out the window at the gorgeous weather and just feel like being outside. I do, however, have a TON of Halloween stuff going totally unused so I really did want to see if I could come up with something quick and easy. Why I chose to stamp is beyond me. LOL I'm the first to admit I STINK at stamping but I've got drawers full and still keep buying more. I saw think Inkadinkadoo stamp last year in rubber but didn't buy it (and was always sorry) so when I saw it in a set in acrylic I jumped on it. I don't want to even tell you how many times I had to stamp to get a decent image (and to even get the ink to stay on it for that matter). My dear friend Lillie solved that one for me by asking if I'd washed it first. HUH? Wash a new stamp? To me that's sorta like having to wash new clothes before wearing (okay, I do wash new underwear, but regular stuff, come on!) Well thank you Lillie, it did work MUCH better after washing.
I decided to frame my stamp with one of the Halloween Card Borders from The Cutting Cafe. WooHoo, no problem with stamping there, AND I could resize it to fit my stamped image. There are 6 different borders and each style comes with or without border lines so 12 different frames in all. Had a hard time choosing, but I'm sure I'll be using some of the others SOON! Finally I colored with my Copics and ran the stamped image through my Cuttlebug to give it a bit of background texture. The green frame was cut with my Nesties Mega curved rectangles and I used that exasperating MS Spiderweb punch because I didn't want it to get the best of me. Notice no corners though. LOL So here's my quick and easy card that managed to still take several hours to do. TIME FOR LUNCH!