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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Pick of the Patch, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun Halloween card to share with you. Please read on to see how I made the card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the inside.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4' piece of Crushed Curry card stock and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that to the Granny Apple Green card base.

The scattered pumpkins background paper was done by using the "One Sheet Wonder" technique. You can click here to see more items I've made using this technique. If you've never done this technique, it's fun and depending on what you are going to be doing it can either be quick or take a while. Mine took a while because I stamped off and then misted the stamp and then stamped onto my card stock. I did do a full 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of Basic White card stock. The first thing I did was to take my Blending Brush and lightly scrub on some Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green ink. Then the pumpkins were added, the stems followed and don't forget about the curly greens. All of these items were stamped off once, spritzed with water and stamped on the card stock. Once it was done I gave the full sheet a bit of a spritz (about 8" away). I let it dry. It did curl up a bit but I wasn't concerned because I figured I would just glue the card stock and it would lay flat.

I cut a piece of my pumpkin sheet to measure 2" x 4-3/4". The Pumpkin Pie card stock layer behind it was cut at 2-1/4" x 5". I glued the stamped piece to the Pumpkin Pie piece. I then glued this to the textured Crushed Curry piece.

The pumpkins were stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink on the larger one and Cajun Craze on the smaller one. I had made these a while ago and they were in a little baggie inside my stamp set for future use and safe keeping. I stamped one of each of the leaves in the set using Garden Green. I fussy cut them and then took my Garden Green marker and traced around them to hide any white showing from not so perfect cutting. The pumpkins had been punched out using the matching punch. I also stamped two stems using Pecan Pie ink and punched them out too. I glued the pieces to the tops of the pumpkins. I made a little slit in the larger leaf and slipped it under the stem of the larger pumpkin.

Using Garden Green ink on Basic White card stock, I stamped the words from the same "Pick of the Patch" set. I trimmed it to measure 3/4" x 2". The Pumpkin Pie layer was cut at 1" x 2-1/4" and the Granny Apple Green layer was cut at 1-1/4" x 2-1/2". I taped these layers together. Then the piece was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The pumpkins were added using glue on the bottom part and Dimenisonals on the upper part. I made sure I got a Dimensional to stick where the leaves and stems were to help hold them in place and to support them. And that was it.  

Even though it did take me a while to make the background piece, it was worth it and I still have a lot of that sheet left to play with.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Halloween card,

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