Fall brings us a paintbox of beautiful jewel tone colors. I grew up in the north and the cooler nights meant that it was time to go apple picking in the orchards, drink apple cider, pick our own pumpkins from the pumpkin fields, and go for leisurely drives to check out the fall foliage. We don’t get much of that experience here in Texas, but we do enjoy sitting around a fire pit with our neighbors and handing out treats to the costumed children on Halloween. While I like Halloween, it is a major celebration for my siblings. They love everything about it. They love to decorate for Halloween, dress up, and party. I am sure that one of them will most likely end up with this adorable little witch and her cat!
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This is a quick and easy card to create. I started it by stamping the scene, from the Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set, onto #80 Neenah Solar Crest Cardstock, using Copic friendly Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.
I colored it, using Copic markers, and cut out the image, using the coordinating Hey Pumpkin Die Set. To line the die up perfectly with the image, I first cut some thin cardstock with the die. I lined the opening up over the image and laid the die over the opening. You can feel it slide into place. I taped it all down, using low tack Purple Tape, and ran it back through my machine. After cutting it out I could see the borders of the trees. The leaves were filled in by smooshing dots of various fall colors randomly over the branches.
E08, YR12, YR14, YR 16, YR18
Y19, YR04, YR09, R39, E59, G07
YG61, YG63, YG67
I chose Tim Holtz’s sticky back Halloween Deco Sheets to create a fun and sparkly border. To make it sturdier to work with, I laid it over a piece of cardstock and cut an opening, using an A2 Scallop Card Frame Die.
I cut and colored a witch’s hat, using the same set, and added it to the scene.The image was glued to the back of the frame using Gina K Connect Glue. I used wet glue so that I had a little more time to line it up after I flipped it over. The back was loaded up with Scotch Foam Tape to give it some added dimension. Yes, I know…I am an over taper!
The frame was added to a Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock cardbase. I added tiny stars, from the Gold Celebration Sequins pack, randomly to the background. I find it easiest to use a pair of tweezers and a Marvy Jewel Picker.
I added a piece of white cardstock to the inside so that you could add a message. After I finished the card I realized that I had no room for the sentiment, so I put it inside as well. I love the play on words!
This card was easy and fun to make. Adding polka dots to her shirt, and stripes to her leggings, kicked up the cute factor another notch! It’s time to indulge yourself in a Pumpkin Spice latte and start creating some fun cards using the rich fall colors!
Joyfully, Jo Ann
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