Today's card is for Operation Write Home's Sketch Challenge #181. Here is the sketch:
More details can be found here:
I started off looking for an image that would fit in the 2.25 inch square on the left and that set the tone for the whole card. This pumpkin is a wood mounted rubber stamp possibly from Rubber Stampede. I found it on Ebay as part of a large lot of stamps, so I am thinking it is a bit older. I colored it with Spectrum Noir in OR1, GB5, TN5, CT4 & LY1 for the pumpkin and DG2, DG3, & CG2 for the leaves.
The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Sentiments Collection 2".
The little buttons were made using my EK Success Button Punch and white card stock. I then used my Spectrum Noir to color them to match the pumpkin's green stem (DG2, DG3, CG2). I popped them with a little dimensional adhesive and stitched them on with some dark orange DMC thread.
The orange paper is basic orange card stock and I stamped it with Fun Stampers Journey "Basket Weave" to get that little diamond pattern. You can find it here:
I also used the ink color "Orange Slice" from Fun Stampers Journey. The bottom of the card looked a little plain (even with the basket weave stamped on it) so I cut my 1 1/2 inch mesh ribbon in half (to make it now only .75 inch wide) to make it fit the lower portion and then used the extra cut piece for a knot. I added a metal brad to keep the knot in place since gluing this mesh is difficult.
The hardest space to fill was the tiny little .25 x 2.25 inch space between the pumpkin and the sentiment. I found this diagonal orange/white stripe in my scrap box and decided to make the white stripes green (DG2) using Spectrum Noir.
It really was a fun card to make and I am thinking it has something to do with all the Fall colors I was working with. Fall is my favorite time of year because it means a break from the super hot weather of Southern California.
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