Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkins from Punches

What do you do when you don't have any current pumpkin stamps and want to make a pumpkin card? You make some of the rotund gourd-like creations with punches! These are easy and fun to make; just use the Small, Large and Wide Oval Punches, the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet (say that fast three times! lol!) for the stems, leaves and tendrils.

The pumpkin pieces were punched from Pumpkin Pie card stock then the edges sponged with Dusty Durango ink and a Stampin' Sponge. Use your Big Shot machine to die cut the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet from Old Olive cardstock then the Top Note Die from both Dusty Durango cardstock and Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper. I chose that DSP for its soft subtle yet elegant it!

I trimmed off the outside margin of the DSP Top Note (there is a line there that looks like stitching so it's easy) so the Dusty Durango Top Note would show for a nice frame around the composition. The "Gratitude" greeting from the Falling Leaves set was stamped on the Bella Bleu DSP in Bravo Burgundy using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for placement.

I found that Sahara Sand cardstock is a great complement to this DSP pattern so I used it for a background after wheeling it with the Texture Jumbo Wheel and Sahara Sand ink. It's subtle but adds depth and visual texture...I really like that wheel! You need it! lol! This was then layered onto an Old Olive card base. Another sentiment from the Falling Leaves set is stamped on the inside. Viola! finished!

Stamps: Falling Leaves stamp set; Texture Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Dusty Durango, Sahara Sand (all Classic)
Paper: Bella Bleu DSP; Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Sahara Sand, Old Olive cardstocks
Tools: Big Shot machine, Top Note Die, Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet, Paper Snips, Jumbo wheel handle, Stampin' Sponge.

All products by Stampin' Up! Any of these may be ordered from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website here. Or you may contact me by email to order at funstampin @ (remove spaces)

Thanks for coming by! Wishing you a creative day!



Barbara said...

I'm in LOVE with this card! So creative...I just adore any samples with punches that are an "out of the box" idea! In fact, I think it's so fantastic, that I CASEd this sample. Please check out my version:

rozie640 said...

Your card is beautiful, love all the details with with swirls. Nice sponging on those ovals. Very creative!

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