Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin of Strips

Here is the second project we made for stamp club this month.  It uses one sheet of cardstock and a few scraps for the topper.  The pumpkin is about 7" wide and 5-1/2" tall.  The straw is a bunch of left over Crumb Cake strips I crumpled up.

The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and then stamped with the Wonderfall Stamp Set.  The little curls were made with thin strips of cardstock.  You know the ones.....you have a bunch of them left over from cutting down you cardstock for a smaller mat.  Use your Bone Folder and pull on the strip like you are trying to curl ribbon.  This will not actually curl the cardstock, but it will break up the fibers so it will curl better.  Then wrap the strip tightly around a pencil and slide off the end.  The leaves and curls were attached with some two way glue pen.
The main part of the pumpkin is made with 1" x 8-1/2" stips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  I used 10 of them.  The 11th strip put too much stress on the brad to hold them together.  Each strip is embossed with different embossing folders.  The stem is a rolled up piece of Early Espresso with tiny cut fringe.  The stem holds on best with some glue dots.  You could also use hot glue gun. I didn't have mine handy.

Products Used:
Stamps:  Wonderfall (wm#128084, cm#128087)
Colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green cardstock, Early Espresso and Garden Green Ink
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die (#127812), Big Shot (#113474), Various Embossing Folders, Bone Folder (#102300)


Yapha said...

Super cute pumpkin! i love all of the different embossing folders you used! Great tip on making the curls, too.

Tanya Boser said...

So cute!! I love me a good pumpkin :)

Paula said...

So cute! Love the textures you used. Really adds to the pumpkin.

Mickey Roberts said...

Adorable! Love that you used the embossing folder to add texture to the pumpkin "skin".

Blanca Cook said...

It looks very cute... I think I'll try it with my son this coming 4-day weekend. BTW, I love the family picture... looks very "hawaiian" :).