Friday, November 1, 2013


Pumpkins are on my mind and everywhere I look. The texture in these pumpkins was created with Sheena's Ageing Beautifully.

For my design, I started by spritzing  High Gloss Cardstock with alcohol and then dropped colors  of Spectrum Noir Ink Refills in - CT3, DR3, OR2. I tilted the cardstock around to blend the colors and move them to cover the piece. Next I kissed a clean piece of cardstock to the inky one. Click here to see more about kissing with inks.

I really dig the subtle cool design that is created when pulling apart the two pieces of cardstock! After the ink dried, I stamped images from Sheena's set using  Delicata Rich and Radiant GoldenGlitz ink pad (coming soon to Crafter's Companion!).  

I allowed the ink to dry completely and cut out oval shapes with a die cut.

For the background layers I used the 6" X 6" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Regal Corner and Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.   I created a portrait and landscape layer.

For a matching background layer, I used the inky cardstock I cut the ovals from. I added a little ink to make sure all the edges had color and stamped around the edges.

I trimmed everything to size, adhered the ovals down. The stems were drawn and colored in with my black Spectrum Noir marker.

On the inside, I stamped portions of the crackle image in gold.

Shout out:  I was inspired by a pumpkin oval punch card my stampin' sister Michelle did. She is the Brayer Queen - I say that with much respect!  I've learned so much from her about brayering. I had the opportunity to take two classes with her!

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Arthur III said...

Ooooo! Very nice! Are we allowed to give pumpkin cards even after Halloween?

Trena inNaperville said...

Yes! Pumpkins are most popular in the fall, however a pumpkin card can work for any occasion. :o) Thank you so much for leaving me a comment!