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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink October 2011 Blog Hop

For this month's blog hop inspiration we've selected something with a bit of an autumn flair.  
The fabric selections and pattern combinations used on these petite pumpkins are a prime 
way to jump-start a fabulous fall paper project.  Use the colors as your inspiration, or
focus on the patterns  You can also use pumpkins or maybe some felt die-cut leaves.

I made a very simple card using pumpkin images,
some polka dots and orange from the inspiration photo.
PTI's  Vintage Picnic stamp was a perfect choice for the Blog Hop today.
A Nestabilities die was used to cut the main image panel and a co-ordinating Kraft card stock mat. The pumpkins were stamped onto the main panel and then coloured with copic markers. The picnic basket was die cut from white card stock and then stamped and coloured and attached below the pumpkins. The main focal panel was sponged with Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo.

A plaid paper was added to the card base and carries through with the picnic and pumpkin theme of the card. I stamped Polka Dot Basics with SU Creamy Caramel ink on top of the patterned paper to add a more colour and dimension.
The sentiments, from Tea for Two and Tea for Two Additions, were stamped with more of the Creamy Caramel ink. Two rusty coloured buttons were tied with Rustic Jute and added to each side of the Birthday sentiment.

The inside of the card uses another pumpkin image from Vintage Picnic, coloured in copic markers. The birthday sentiment is from one of my most used sets - Big Birthday Wishes.

Card Details
Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Tea for Two, Tea for Two Additions, Polka Dot Basics, Big Birthday Wishes
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo; SU Creamy Caramel
Papers:  Recollections Kraft; SU Vintage Cream; PTI Stamper's Select White; Frances Meyer Indio Plaid
Dies: Nestabilities Label #1; PTI Vintage Picnic Basket die
Other Supplies: Copic markers;  Favorite Findings Natural Buttons, PTI Rustic Jute

Thanks for visiting today.    Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop. 
Karen C.


Anonymous said...

This is great, and you've used one of my favorite stamp sets---one that hasn't seen ink in some time. That is likely to change. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leigh said...

I love all the embossed edges with your frames and those pumpkins in the basket are just so adorable!

Peggysuez said...

I think yours is the only card I've seen using the basket, so nice! Very pretty!

Cammie said...

Vintage Picnic is one of my favorite sets! I love your card. Love the extra touch with the pumpkins inside the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful coloring, Karen! Love your card!

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful, Karen! Love your coloring of the picnic basket & pumpkins!

Rema said...

I dont have that stamp set but I sure do like that basket image. Great card. Very nicely done...

Linda said...

Cute! I need to get this set out!

Ally said...

Beautiful card! Fantastic coloring, and I love your color choices. That picnic basket and the pumpkins are just lovely. Beautiful! ;-)

Joyce said...

What a great idea to mak this a birthday card. I absolutely love your coloring, and that nestie window.

Kara said...

gorgoeus coloring!

Kelly said...

Super cute.. but I really like the little pumpkins on the inside of the card!

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