To create the punkin card shown below, I used three shades of orange, inking the edges of each section in addition to using three different embossing folders. And, my thanks to the Unity Stamp folks for those fun one-minute videos, one of which taught me the secret behind tying this bow. :)
As much as I love the punkin and sentiment, it took a while for me to find just the right background. I started with some fun Cosmo Cricket pattern paper, then swapped it out for some Distress Ink dusty concord. But, it wasn't until I put some Distress Ink green behind the punkin that I felt the oranges popped. The background layer of black was the final touch needed for this card's colors to be the stars they were meant to be.
Naturally, this card will be going to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus -- one of many cards going to Children's thanks to Send a Smile 4 Kids.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba's illustrations as the template for the shape of my punkin.
|my base layer, in the darkest orange and embossed with a herringbone folder|
|my second layer, in a lighter orange and embossed with a (large) dot folder|
|my top layer, in the lightest shade of orange and embossed with a Swiss dot folder|
As for my little card, I'm linking it up to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to use a stamp -- I used that adorable PS "hi" for my sentiment -- and for the SAS4Kids Fall Colors 4 Kids Challenge.
|Sept. Challenge runs through 9/28.|
Book to Reel My thanks to fellow PPL patrons who came to our inaugural meeting last Wednesday! It was so much fun to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird with fellow book and movie lovers. We meet on third Wednesdays and will be discussing Frankenstein on October 21.
Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!