Friday, August 5, 2016

Crative Impressions Blog Hop--A Pumpkin Card


Welcome to another wonderful day with a Blog Hop from Stampendous and Creative Impressions.  It wouldn't be a complete, of course, without PRIZES!


Comment for a chance to win one of these great prize packages! US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.
Three prize packages that include:
  • An assortment of ribbons and hardware
  • PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall Stamp Set

So now that you know about the prizes, let me share a card--and a new technique--with you.  While I was trying to spray the back of a stencil to add some color, I became frustrated with the coverage of the color.   That is when I came up with a new technique!  Read about it in steps 8-11.

Creative Impressions Brads from the Antique Copper Embellishment Kit
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Manual Die Cut Machine
Rubber Embossing Mat
Versafine in Vintage Sepia
Tattered Angels in Burlap
My Colors Card Stock in Brown Eyes, Parrot and White
Prismacolor Pencils in Olive Green, Apple Green, Dark Green, Yellowed Orange, Burnt Ochre, Pumpkin Orange, Spanish Orange, Orange, Sepia
Adhesive--I used Zip Dry
Big Bite Tool

1)  Place the wood stamp on the clear acrylic stamp handle.
2)  Stamp on the brown card stock with the Momento Ink.
3)  Place the sentiment on the stamp handle.
4)  Stamp on green card stock with Versamark Ink.
5)  Cover with the Champagne Pearlustre Embossing Powder.
6)  Emboss with the Heat Tool
7)  Cut to fit inside the metal piece.
8)  Ink the back of the pumpkin stencil with the Versafine.
9)  Spray over the Versafine on the back of the stencil with the Tattered Angels.
10)  Place the stencil face down on the bed of the manual die cut machine and cover with the mixed media paper and then the rubber embossing mat and the top mat.
11)  Run the project through the machine.  This technique will give you a mottled background and an embossed image.  Let it dry a little.
12)  Color the embossed image using the Prismacolors.  I used the Sepia pencil to color some shadows under the pumpkins.
13)  Adhere the pumpkin and wood stamped elements to a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece of green card stock.
14)  Use the Big Bite to create holes for the brads on your card.  I (somewhat awkwardly) held the metal piece in place as I used the holes as a guide.
15)  Glue the sentiment into the metal bracket.  (You can see the excess glue in this photo, but I promise it is not this evident in real life).  
16)  Use the brads to adhere the bracket to the card.

17)  Glue one piece of ribbon over the seam (leaving a small section in the center free of adhesive) and around the back of the green card stock.
18)  Slip a piece of the ribbon under the middle section and make a bow.  When you have it right, you can glue the edges down a little to prevent slipping.

19)  Adhere the card front to white 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" card stock folded in half.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!  Also, check out (and comment on) all the other blogs for today to increase your chances.


  1. Great stamp and your card is beautiful.

  2. I love this card!! As I was looking at it an idea came to my mind!! I would make a sentiment that says, I a out of my gourd in love with you!" and put lots of pumpkins on the card and give it to my hubby! After all, pumpkinsa re cousins to gourds aren't they? LOL TFS!

  3. This is so fabulous and beautiful! Love the pumpkins!

  4. Lovely card! Love the copper frame ... added to my wish list! Will have to try your new technique ... experimenting is always fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. This is the PERFECT card to celebrate the impending fall season. Love that orange and green together and great technique!

  6. Fabulous Fall card--my favorite time of year.
    Sue in Ohio

  7. One of my favorite stencils! Need to start making fall cards....favorite time of the year!

  8. Oh, Fall and pumpkins. The colors are so warm.

  9. Fabulous card and
    great technique to
    make it.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Everything 'ties' together so beautifully! Love the gorgeous pumpkins and your beautiful coloring! Pretty ribbon and I love the hardware to frame the sentiment! Awesome fall card!

  11. Bob Ross said there were no mistakes - just happy accidents.
    Sounds like you had one of those moments with this project.
    The pumpkins are great. Love the bow.
    thanks for sharing

  12. Absolutely beautiful card. The choice of ribbon ties so perfectly with the colors of the pumpkins & the sentiment.

  13. Gorgeous fall card with the pumpkins and that sweet ribbon. Love your design. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Your card is just beautiful!!

  15. I love the gorgeous pumpkin patch! Awesome colors and design layout! Stunning!

  16. Fantastic card! Those pumpkins look real! Love them!

  17. Beautiful! Terrific job at realistic pumpkins! Makes me yearn for pumpkin pie! lol Thank you! now I'm hungry......

  18. Splendid card!!! Clean and classy! I love it!!

  19. Lovely! Perfect for the season!

  20. Gorgeous card! I love how you colored the pumpkins! Hugs, Robin

  21. This is so beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous!