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Saturday, September 21, 2013

It's the pumpkin time of year

Mmmm, it's that time of year again... pumpkin creamer, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cake... pumpkin bacon?  Ummm, maybe not, unless you're pregnant and just have to have your pumpkin and bacon too.
Oh, and a pumpkin card too!

(and just a reminder that there's only 3 more days left to get the Pumpkin set that I used on my card below for free with ANY purchase at doodlepantry.com!)

I just had to watercolor up the Pumpkin for a thank you/inspirational card I need to send to a friend.  I wanted it to just pop off the paper in a bright pumpkin color.  I wanted this baby to shout "I'm the best pumpkin in the patch!".  Oh and I wanted to capture all the rich fall colors.  The pattern papers that come with the Pumpkin set helped with that.

I made a 5-1/8" square easle card.
I printed the image on 90 lb. watercolor paper.  Watercolored the Pumpkin using Tombow markers and a waterbrush.  Sealed my finished image with acrylic sealing spray.
Here's a close up of the pumpkin.  I sized it to about 2-1/2" across so that it would be easier to color the vines.
The sentiment on the front and on the inside both come from a set called Merciful & Good. Here is the inside.   A nice little space for a note.  The sewing around the hole was difficult, but I think it really added a special touch to the inside.
 And here's a whole shot of the front.  I tried to get a bow or button on the front, because I just love bows & buttons, but this is the second card in a row that I could not manage it due to all the flowers and ferns I keep adding to my cards.
Here's my list of supplies
PATTERN PAPER: digi paper from Pumpkin
CARDSTOCK: Papertrey Ink Dark chocolate, ripe avocado, Canson 90 lb. cold press watercolor paper
TOOLS: Spellbinders Labels 9, Spellbiners Grommet Tags, Spellbinders Ribbon tags (I think #1), Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch, Crealies CL CS 12, sewing machine, waterbrush, Scor-pal, appropriate adhesives, sponge
MARKERS & INK: Tombow markers 925, 933, 985, 126, 177, 969, 452, PTI dark chocolate for sponging
ACCENTS: Sticky pearls, PTI ribbons, foam dimensionals
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Thank you for stopping in for a visit.  I hope I was able to inspire you in some way to go get crafty and bless a friend with a handmade somethin-somthin!  Have a blessed weekend!

4 comments:

Susan Sieracki said...

Wow Laurie, that card is absolutely fabulous. Your coloring is amazing. The digital paper is awesome. Everyone needs to get this pumpkin set.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Laurie this is just gorgeous. Love your coloring on this and the layering of papers & elements is wonderful. Hugs.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OMGosh....beautiful and stunning. Perfect array of papers and the stitching is fabulous....all around that frame....tough in my book...wow!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OMGosh....beautiful and stunning. Perfect array of papers and the stitching is fabulous....all around that frame....tough in my book...wow!