Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Great Pumpkin

Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year! I love the crisp, cool air, sunny days, colors, you name it, Fall is fabulous! So when I heard the theme this week  for the Stampendous Design Team was Create Fall, I was thrilled! The team has been sharing lots of great samples for the Christmas season from the July 2015 Stampendous Catalog, so now we are turning to our Fall creations. We hope you enjoy them!

Today I'm sharing The Great Pumpkin stencil, with a combination of Chameleon markers, Dreamweaver Paste, and Stampendous fabulous Frantage Embossing Enamels.

EJK07 Encrusted Jewel Bronze Kit
FREG023 Aged Silver Embossing Enamel
FREG025 Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
FREG026 Aged Black Embossing Enamel
EP102 Pirates Gold Embossing Powder
FRG08C  Bronze Glass Glitter
FRC05 Taupe Color Fragments
FRM04 Tea Stained Mica Fragments

DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil
DWDGP Gold Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Classic® Epic Black & Classic Cream Linen Cover Stock by Neenah Paper®
French Country Collection Montage Paper by Graphic 45®
Chameleon™ Markers (YL2, YO3, OR4, OL3, BR5, CB, BK4)
Micron Pen (Black 02) by Sakura®
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™
Glue Dots
Heat Embossing Tool


  1. Fold a 7" x 10" cream card in half to create an A7 card
  2.  Tape patterned paper (3" x 7") near the top fold of the paper, and green (2" x 7") under near the bottom edge, place a small black strip (1/4" x 7") over the seam.
  3. Place the stencil on the left edge of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cream cardstock and outline the openings of the stencil with a Black Micron Pen, move the stencil to the right side and trace another pumpkin along the right side.
  4. Trace 6 extra leaves on cream paper.
  5. Color the two pumpkins and the extra leaves with Chameleon Pens, cut out the extra leaves and edge with the black Chameleon.
  6. Place the stencil in the middle of the two colored pumpkins and paste emboss the image with Gold Embossing Paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning.
    LL3036 A
    LL3036 B
  7. Sprinkle the wet paste with a combination of Chocolate, Aged Copper, Vintage Mahogany and Pirate Gold embossing powders, let dry, tap off extra powders, then heat emboss the powders.
    LL3036 CLL3036 D
  8. Mount the pumpkins on a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" black mat, then sprinkle the bottom area of the pumpkins with a combination of aged silver and aged black embossing powder topped with Bronze glass glitter, taupe color fragments, tea stained mica flakes and heat from underneath until the embossing powders melt and hold the texture items.
    LL3036 E
  9. Mount the pumpkins to the card front, and add more powders and elements along the bottom and heat from below.
  10. Use glue dots to add the extra leaves near the base of the pumpkins.

See more great Fall ideas at these team members:
Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


BurningRubber said...

Ooooh, such sparkly beauty! I love your card!

Stampendous said...

This combination is stunning! The Frantage is beautiful and so is your coloring, thank you for sharing today!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the combination of wonderful texture and colored pumpkins! Very cool masking trick too!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wowsers! I love your multi dimension and textured card!!