I'm not a huge halloween fan, but I do love pumpkins and the colors of halloween. I can't resist a pumpkin stamp set, so one of the first fall sets that I ordered was the "Pick a Pumpkin" set and coordinating "Patterned Pumpkins" thinlits dies. It comes in a bundle for a 10% discount as well.
This card actually only uses the "Patterned Pumpkins" dies. I'll have more cards with the stamp set later.
The dies are awesome and I particularly love the pumpkin "outline" die.
I decided I wanted to use the outline and also fill in the outline with an alternate color or pattern. The "Painted Autumn" Designer Series Paper was perfect for this.
I wanted to use bright and fun halloween inspired colors and I planned on incorporating the new black and white striped ribbon. The ribbon is featured with the Christmas items, but I think its absolutely perfect for Halloween.
Another cool trick that I used on this card is the background. I embossed the lemon lime twist cardstock with the "Polka Dot Basics" emboss folder. Then I used the 3/4" circle punch and covered all the dots with wisteria wonder polka dots. The dots pop up from the cardstock without having to use tons of dimensionals, plus the emboss folder gives me a pattern to follow as to where to place the dots. Perfect!
I used the new "Leaf Punch" as well as the 1" circle punch on this card. The "you're sweet" was borrowed from the Seasonal Chums stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog.
I cut the pumpkin out twice- once in pumpkin pie cardstock and once with the "Painted Autumn" designer paper. Of course I used the negatives of both colors to make another card. I'll post that later in the week as well.
So super fun and it could even be fall birthday card if you wanted it to be!
Hope you enjoyed a peek at "Pick a Pumpkin" today. It will be available on Sept 1st! So come back and view the online catalog here on that day.
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!