Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Even though it's still officially summer for another day, I have been creating fall/Halloween cards for Send a Smile 4 Kids. Since they need to receive cards in time to ship them to their participating hospitals, it's necessary for card makers who send to them to work ahead of time for seasonal cards.
I used Sketch #SC606 for my design. I first stamped one of My Favorite Things' "Diamonds & Dots" border stamps (discontinued) multiple times on a piece of 4.25x5.5" white cardstock. I heat embossed the background with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder, then used a flexible ruler to trace the curve on the panel. I cut that out with my scissors. I also traced the same curve onto a piece of patterned paper from Echo Park's "The Story of Fall" 6x6" pad, and cut that out for the bottom panel. For the top panel, I blended Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, & Chipped Sapphire, to create a sunset look.
For my pumpkin, I die cut one of the "Scribbles & Splat" dies from Sizzix & Tim Holtz from orange cardstock. I glued that to a piece of lighter orange, and cut around the die cut. I freehand cut 2 leaves and a stem, and drew detail lines on each with a green & brown marker. I used my 2-way glue pen to adhere them to the pumpkin.
I used "Owen's ABC's" from Lawn Fawn for my greeting, stamping the letters in Hero Arts' Butter Bar, Raspberry Jam, & Navy inks onto white cardstock. I punched them out with a 1/2" circle punch.
To assemble my card, I first traced the curve along the bottom of the inked panel onto the front of a white A2 card base. I also cut down my patterned paper piece, and traced along the top of it. I adhered some dark green cardstock so it covered that gap. Then I popped my 2 panels up on foam tape. I glued my letters on the green, making them somewhat askew for a more playful look. Finally I glued my pumpkin in place, and this card was done!
I'm entering this card in Die Cut Divas' September challenge: "Fall & Fall Holidays."