Coloring alert! Oh my, painting pumpkins is all the rage! There are so many wonderful ideas for painting pumpkins! If you know me, I could color forever! I have a new paper pad that was my color palette, and I absolutely love these colors and the patterns.
I printed the "blank canvas" version of this new digi, colored it up, and did some "doodling" of my own. I used my Mini MISTI and curved the sentiment to match the shape of the large pumpkin. Cute, eh? I used an oval die to cut out my focal image, and then I embossed that die on the card stock and fussy cut it to make a thin mat for the oval (using Copic BG72 to match the designer paper). Works like a charm. Then I put the papers together, matted it, and I added a couple of fishtail flags. I'm enjoying using some designer paper lately...and I do have a lot of it...and am surely not alone, right?! Ha!
I just realized that my card is perfect for the September Dirty Dozen theme, "Cutting Class." I sure cut some dies and did some serious fussy cutting. But now there's a fabulous new Dirty Dozen theme, "Once Upon a Time." You must check it out and see who the new Dirty Girls are!
Thanks so much for taking a closer look at my card, and I hope you all a wonderful week! You are dearly loved! Hugs, all! xoxo
Stamps: Painting Pumpkins, Olive and Oak Expanded (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Cool Caribbean (SU!) with Copic BG72 to match designer paper, FarmLife paper pad (Mintay by Karola)
Paper Size: 5 1/4" x 6"
Ink: Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories: Copic markers, Infinity Ovals dies (Hero Arts), Fishtail Flag Layer STAX dies (MFT), Mini MISTI tool, Mini Perfect Layers, gold gel pen, white gel pen, 3M dimensional tape, Tombow Mono glue, red tape, white tape
Techniques: Digital images with Microsoft Word, Copic coloring, fussy cutting
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 58544
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 7:26 AM
Ooh, love those different colors for the pumpkins and what a great digi you used. I love your paper, as always. Yes, I like the curved sentiment, also. So much deliciousness here, including your coloring. It is really stunning. Right into my faves. Oh yes...great doodling.
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Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Sherwood, Oregon Posts: 6693
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:58 AM
What a delightful scene and so beautifully colored! Love those pumpkins and all the little details. That paper has gorgeous colors and patterns, I don't blame you for buying it! Yes, I too have tons but I find I don't use often, not like I did years ago. But you've inspired me, maybe I'll try using some patterned paper on a card this week. Thanks for sharing this stunning card Cheryl!
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Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 20061
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:38 AM
OUTSTANDING!!! Wow, Cheryl, this card is exceptional! The beautifully-colored image is so outstanding along with the awesome designer paper which is a perfect match for the image. I love the curved sentiment and doodling. This card is frame worthy! Love it, my special sis! Big hugs!!
Registered: July 30, 2004 Location: Fayetteville, AR Posts: 5234
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 11:55 AM
Cheryl, this is the sweetest setting. I wish I had a table like that in my home! Such a beautiful card with elegant colors. And you are not alone with having lots of designer paper. But, I haven't seen the lovely paper you used here before. I may have to go shopping! :) Have a wonderful week, sweet lady!
Happy stamping to all you Splitcoasters who inspire me each day!