I’m not one of those folks who really gets into Halloween, but when a friend lent me this stamp from the Holiday Mini Catalog, I was excited to have a little fun with it. Imagine my surprise when I opened the case and found this die cut white shape of paper with this pumpkin image all stamped and ready to use. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I used this as my jumping off point (I’m really hoping she was not saving that for a project of her own!). The way an image like this is made is to first color the stamp images using markers, give it a huff to remoisten, then stamp on card stock. From this point, I decided I wanted the jack-o-lantern to pop a little so I stamped on a piece of scratch card stock using Pumpkin Pie ink. From the scratch piece, I cut out just the jack-o-lantern’s round face. I used a yellow colored pencil to color in his eyes, nose, and mouth to make it look like a candle is glowing inside. I popped it up with a foam dimensional.
When I mounted the white shape on the orange shape, the whole thing resembled a pumpkin to me. The green ribbon and bow above are meant to resemble the stem and leaves of the pumpkin. Well, that’s what I was going for anyway. When Katrina took a look at this card, she didn’t see it at all… LOL! I hope you all are having a great fall so far. Our garden is all dead now from the cold nights, except for one lone pumpkin that is still green! I’m hoping he hurries up and turns orange in time for Halloween. I hope you enjoyed this card, thanks so much for stopping by!
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