Monday, September 29, 2008

A pumpkin and a little mouse!


Doesn't the colors of Autumn inspire your creativity? It sure does mine! Pumpkins, leaves, scarecrows, covered bridges...can't get enough of them! This cute stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps, to be released October 1st offers many design possibilities...it even comes with one adorable little mouse! The stamp set is called "Pumpkin Blessings".

Dimensions: 5.5"x4.25", Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Pumpkin Blessings Stamp Set
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Cuttlebug Embossing, Sponging, Prismacoloring with Mineral Spirits
Paper: Daisy D's "Brighten My Day" Designer Collection, Colormates Dark Coffee Brown, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie & Apricot Appeal Inks, Adirondack Earthtones Caramel & Pitch Black Inks, Stazon Timber Brown Ink
Tools: Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Square Dies, Stampin Up!'s Small & Large Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Marvy Artist Felt-Tip Brown Marker, Micron 01 Black Marker, Primsacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump, American Crafts Dimensionals
Embellishments: Brass Pumpkin Charm, Amber Colored Adhesive Rhinestone, Basic Grey "Mellow" Collection Twill Ribbon

Instructions:
To create this card, I cut the patterned designer paper to size as well as a matching sized piece of white cardstock for the card lining. The image was stamped on white cardstock using Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal inks. I added a pumpkin stem using Prismacolor pencils in shades of green. The stamped image was cut with a Nestabilities square die, using the Cuttlebug. The pumpkin vine was stamped with Timber Brown ink overtop the pumpkin image and on the designer paper. I colored a shadow at the base of the pumpkin with Prismacolor pencils in shades of brown. The mouse is stamped with Pitch Black ink, colored with shades of Prismacolor brown pencils, and outlined with a very fine-tip Micron marker. The edges of the white cardstock was sponged with Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie and Caramel heavily and then dot doodles were added with a brown felt-tip marker. The coordinating red mat was created to frame the stamped image using a Nestabilities square die. Dot-dash doodles were added with a brown felt-tip marker. The red mat was then glued to the stamped image. I cut 2 rectangles out of coordinating orange paper and brown cardstock. I ran the brown cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the embossing folder. The brown mat was glued to the orange mat. Dot doodles were added with a brown felt-tip marker around the orange mat.

The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock using Pitch Black ink. The edges were sponged heavily with Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal. The sentiment was punched out using an oval punch and dot doodles were added with a brown felt-tip marker. A coordinating piece of green paper was used to punch the sentiment mat. I overstamped the pumpkin vine of the main stamped image onto the card base with brown ink. The stamped image was popped up on Dimensionals and the sentiment was then glued to the card base, along with the 2 rectangular mats. Two branches were punched in coordinating green paper and added to the stamped image. A brass pumpkin charm with an adhesive amber-colored rhinestone was added for embellishment. Twill ribbon was added with 2 knot bows and secured to the back. To finish the card, the card base was glued to the card white cardstock lining.

2 comments:

Katie Renz said...

Oh, the detail. Oh, the colors. Oh, all your cards are just GORGEOUS Linda!

Kelly H said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! I LOVE your stuff and I'm really looking forward to working with you on the CDS DT!