Mornin’, y’all! The calendar tells me its Friday, so…happy Friday! We’re drawing to the end of week 2 here in Utah (well, after tomorrow, that is!). Only 5 more weeks and then home to the hubby and the ponies and kitties and Finn!! 🙂 In between – we’ve got OnStage! I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone….and getting a sneak peek of what’s coming down the pike from Stampin’ Up!
Okay – today’s card. Now, when I started to make it, I didn’t really plan on it becoming yet another collage card.
I figure y’all are about sick to death of collage cards – with flowers and/or pumpkins and/or leaves – from me.
I mean, seriously. What a bore – same kind of card almost every day!
But. It’s for sure in my wheelhouse – and I like them.
So – you have to cope with yet another collage card. With pumpkins. And leaves. I do think it looks quite a bit different from previous ones, though, so let’s pretend I’m just showing you how to make different looks with the same tools!
For this one, I used my current Fall go-to Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits with an assist from Painted Harvest. Take a look-see:
I played along with two challenges with this one. The first, which inspired my layout, is from the Global Design Project, which is a CASE the Designer challenge.
And the second was a photo challenge from The Card Concept. I used what I’d describe as a layered collage with a rustic flavor style! 🙂
I started with a piece of the Wooden Textures DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Pool Party mat. For my sentiment, I used a darker piece of the same paper, and heat embossed – in White – the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set. Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Pool Party mat.
I took a silver Foil Snowflake and trimmed it down a bit, then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front. Over that, I adhered my sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.
To make my collage, I cut a large and a star-filled pumpkin, using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, from the same light-wood paper I’d used on the card front. I also cut a couple of the leaves in the same paper (same die set), as well as punching out a few leaves with the new Leaf Punch.
I colored the two Leaf Punch shapes with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (coming soon!). I also stamped a couple of pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in Pool Party on Whisper White and cut them out with their matching dies from Patterned Pumpkin.
I made the star-filled pumpkin be more solid by adhering it to a scrap of Pool Party card stock and trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.
I used Liquid Glue to start layering up my collage elements. Before I added the star pumpkin, I stuck a couple of silver Year of Cheer Embellishments on with Glue Dots. Take a look – you can also see a few “spears” of silver Foil Snowflake nestled in there, too. Then I popped the star pumpkin on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the last little pumpkin with Liquid Glue.
I tied a bow from two lengths of Linen Thread and one of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with a Glue Dot to finish off the card front!
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Painted Harvest in Early Espresso on more of the Wood Textures DSP. Over that I added another couple of Pool Party pumpkins from Pick a Pumpkin.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, Fast Fuse’d the front on, and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another couple of Pick a Pumpkin pumpkins on the front…
…and a little more of the light Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This looks so similar – and yet so different! – from the cards I’ve been doing these last couple of days! I hope you’re “getting” how handy and lovely the Pick a Pumpkin/Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits bundle really is – and either have it already or are busily placing an order for it! Hope you like!
I promise to stop this collage-kick I’m on.
HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Designer Series Paper Sale…
All Month Long!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper! Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!! Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!
MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE
Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free! Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!
Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!
We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct. Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit! Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂
Stampin’ Blends Features
- Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
- Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
- Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
- Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
- The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Stampin’ Blends coming soon – or available in a Starter Kit (until the 15th). So…this would be a great time to join the team! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment panel); scrap piece behind star pumpkin
Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment panel); various Patterned Pumpkin die cuts and Leaf Punch shapes
Whisper White Card Stock: Patterned Pumpkin die cut pumpkins
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn-Fan Fix (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)