Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pumpkins and Paper

Before we all go into Christmas overload with designing our Holiday cards for December, let do some more Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. I have two for you today. One has a defined layout that I got from SCS. The other is a way to do layers without them being lined up on top of one another.
"Batty for You" is a fun little stamp set. The images fit perfectly in the scallop punch. They can be layer on themselves to have different colors for the image, the cardstock and the lettering around the image. They can be quick additions to a card, scrapbook or altered item. OR they can simply stand alone as the main image focus.
Stamp Sets: Batty For You
Cardstock: Creep Crawly DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Gold Elastic Cord, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Here I used it as the main focus. Instead of layering it on the scallop punch, I used the scallop punch to cut a notch in the Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper. To help the image stand out a little more, I stamped the ghost on Whisper White cardstock, cut it out and mounted it on dimensionals over the pumpkin pie image. I used layered photo corners to control the area of focus and break up the large print and white areas. Remember the photo corner actually puches two different size corners that can be layered on one another. A little gold cord from the mini catalog finishes it off.
"Carved and Candlelit" is one of my favorite Fall stamp sets. It can be used in a comical way with the different pumpkin faces or in a more subtle serious card like below. I wanted a more subtle look to this card. I didn't want too many layered lines. I decided that tearing would be the best way to give a softer look to the image.

Stamp Sets: Carved and Candlelit, Holiday Wishes, Canvas
Cardstock: Garden Green, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, More Mustard
Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust, Basic Brown
Accessories: Eyelets, Hemp Twine, Crop-a-Dile
The pumpkins are two colors mixed together. I first covered the stamp in More Mustard then went back with my Really Rust ink pad and put ink on the edges and some lightly in the middle. The stems are Garden Green. I like that you can use the same stamp to make the stem go up or to the side. The bottom of the area is spounged with Garden Green and then I drew in little wisps of grass with a black marker.
I purposely didn't line up a mat under the image area. I did want to fill in the left side with something. I didn't have any Designer Paper in my collection that worked here, so I made my own. I stamped the Really Rust cardstock with the Canvas background stamp in Basic Brown Ink. I put the eyelets on with my crop-a-dile and threaded the hemp twine through them before tying on the sentiment tag.

1 comment :

rebecca said...

These are so cute. I love the pumpkin card's simplicity. It probably didn't seem too simple when you were coming up with all the design elements, but the result is stunning. The ghost card makes me laugh....