It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Pick a Pumpkin edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, The Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! For our bonus week, we are featuring the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set. I am Stop #4 on the hop. If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Stop #3: Tanya Boser. Isn’t she talented? Her work is always so inspiring. After visiting me, you will continue to Stop #5, the incomparable Heidi Baks! As always, Heidi has rocked this set! You will love what she has in store for us! Enjoy this week’s hop!
The Stamp Review Crew: Pick a Pumpkin Edition
I love fall! I love pumpkins! I love stamping! So what could be better than stamping a fall card featuring pumpkins? There is an idiom which states “Less is more”. Well, that certainly is not the case with this card. To say I got carried away with layers and details is an understatement. Let’s take a closer look at today’s card!
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This card measures 4-1/4″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall when folded.
“When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock…” This line from the James Whitcomb Riley poem kept running through my head. I just had to make some frosty punkins!
This pumpkin was selectively inked using Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake. The upper portion was embossed using a mixture of clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Tip: A little glitter goes a long way! The Garden Green vine, die cut from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, was embossed with a touch of Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
With this pumpkin, a mixture of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter once again adds the sparkle, while Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder is responsible for the rich metallic shine.
The same technique was used on these two pumpkins, while the gourd merely sports a pearl. I know. I know. I should have made the gourd a different color. Can you believe that all this time I was thinking eggplant – and a rather warty one at that? It wasn’t until I was done photographing the card that I realized the error of my botanical ways. How much prettier it would have been in a vanilla color. Do these things ever happen to you?
A variety of foliage was created from Soft Sky and Very Vanilla cardstock, as well as Copper Foil. Of course, I just had to add a few pearls! The lovely sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card made with the Pick a Pumpkin set. Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Stop #5, Heidi Baks, to see what she has in store for you! If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.