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Monday, September 18, 2023

Pick of the Patch, Timeless Arrangements, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2023

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a Halloween card to share with you using the "Pick of the Patch" Halloween stamp set. I don't usually buy Halloween stamp sets but I picked this one because of the pumpkins that I can use on fall, fall birthday, and Thanksgiving cards. So it's a bit more versatile than the other set I bought!  We'll discuss that one this weekend!! Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Cajun Craze card stock and I textured it using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the card base.

The cat on the headstone image is from a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12"package. It was on sheet with 8 images to have fun with.  I chose this one. Oh the DSP is called "Them Bones". 

The Basic Black layer behind the DSP piece was cut at 3-1/4" x 5-1/8".  The DSP pretty much measured itself out by cutting on the dividing lines from one image to the other. But I did measure it anyway because I always include measurements on the cards I make so you can easily make them. That DSP piece measures. 4-7/8" x 3". I taped the DSP to the Basic Black piece and then I glued that in place on the front of the card.

I stamped a pumpkin and leaves from the "Pick of the Patch" using Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green inks. I fussy cut the leaves and I had punched the pumpkin using the matching punch. Then I sponged on some Pumpkin Pie ink around the pumpkin and for the leaves I took my Garden Green marker and traced around them to hide any white card stock showing after I had fussy cut them. I'm not a perfect fussy cutter but using the marker around the edges it sure looks like I am.  My secret I'm sharing with you! 

The pumpkin needed a face. I stamped that using black Memento ink. Then I added a larger leaf in the back and after cutting the stem off I glued on the smaller leaf on the front. The pumpkin was then set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the same "Pick of the Patch" set using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I used a die from the "Timeless Arrangements" die set. I took the die and after cutting the words I moved it over on the word piece so I could shorten it. I tried to line up the holes but I didn't get it right. But it's close enough and who would know it unless I pointed it out. And as always, I share the good, the bad, and the ugly with you!! Mistakes and all. I took my Pumpkin Pie ink and sponged the edges, and that hid the double dots a bit too. Oh and one thing nice about the double dots, it's right in the middle of the piece equally.  I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals. I thought the piece could use something more so I added one of the larger leaves from the "Pick of the Patch" set that I had fussy cut along with the other leaves for the pumpkin. You can never have too many leaves when it comes to making Halloween and fall cards! I had glued that leaf in place and the card was done.

This was a very fun and super quick card to make. I love playing with fun sheets of DSP!

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

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

AWESOME Halloween card Wanda.
Thanks for sharing!