Very Definitely Short and Sweet Today
Once again, I am cutting it very close to the deadline for submitting a challenge card, which explains why this is definitely short and sweet today.
Here’s the challenge banners for both challenges:
Here’s the card I created:
Season of Thanks
Garden Green, Soft Suede, and Pumpkin Pie could very well be all the fall colors I will see in Florida. I used the Come Harvest Hellos bundle for the pumpkin. How great was it for Stampin’ Up! to have a punch that will create both an apple and a pumpkin? I also used Nature’s Roots stamp set for the leaves trio and the wood ring stamp in the background of the vertical panel. I used the Season of Thanks sentiment and the pumpkins on the front of the envelope from the Gather Together stamp set.
While I really tried to follow the Mojo Monday sketch, I also took some creative liberties by adding a layer of the leaves and the pumpkin. The addition of the burlap ribbon layer qualifies as my second creative liberty.
I stamped the pumpkin on Pumpkin Pie cardstock using Soft Suede. Then I used the Light Early Espresso blend for the outlining and the Crumb Cake combo blends.
For the horizontal panel element, I chose DSP from the (now retired) Nature’s Poem, but the leaves on this pattern perfectly match the leaves I put under the pumpkin.. I stamped the leaves in Garden Green on Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I used the Pumpkin Pie blends combo to color in those leaves.
I ran the white layer of cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D folder. Then I started putting all the pieces together. In order to accomodate the thickness of the burlap, I used dimensionals to pop that layer off the background. I also used some dimensionals on the top and bottom of the vertical panel so it would lay flat over the DSP. Finally, I used dimensionals again behind the pumpkin. The leaves are attached directly to the pumpkin with Tombow liquid adhesive.
Once again, I finished this card by decorating the envelope. I put a piece of the same DSP on the flap and stamped teh two pumpkins stamps on the bottom left corner of the card. I stamped the large pumpkin full strength and stamped off the smaller pumpkins.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Have a Peachy day!
You Know You Want to…….
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