I am always amazed by the creativity some crafters' possess. Case in point; turning the tree or hydrangea die-cut into a pumpkin! I just had to make one for myself to share with you; just in case you haven't seen it yet.
I chose to use Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Pumpkin Pie here. After I die-cut the pumpkin I sponged it lightly with Pumpkin Pie ink and then used the lines image (in the set) to add light colored 'grooves' in the pumpkin.
I also sponged the Pear Pizzazz leaves with Old Olive ink. Do you see the tendrils by the leaves? I cut tiny 1/16" strips of Pear Pizzazz card stock and wrapped them around a thin tube; like the inside of an ink pen. Pull them tight as you spiral them around and they hold their shape very well. The stem is made by stamping the tree stump image, also included in this set, onto Pear Pizzazz card stock. Then I just cut it by hand into a stem shape.
The 3 3/4" X 5" vanilla background piece is textured with the Woodland embossing folder. Then I stamped with the dotted image from the Touches of Textures set in both Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie; stamped off first for a lighter hue. I also added a few tiny leaves from the Thoughtful Branches set. You could stamp before you texture the Vanilla card stock too.
Watch my video to catch all of these tips plus I'll share my take on the Precision Base plate and Big Shot brush too.
Remember that there is just a week or so left to get your Thoughtful Branches stamp set and dies bundle. It's only available in August while supplies last. I am actually surprised they still have some in stock; it's hugely popular with my gals and one of the most versatile sets I've ever used!!
Did you know that everyone who orders this bundle from me gets a free PDF tutorial for all 8 of these amazing cards above. The tutorial included step-by-step directions, photos, measurements and supplies used. You'll have lots of great ideas to use with your new bundle.
Use the August hostess code UZ6GGGQY and the icons below the video to order.
- Vanilla card 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Vanilla layer 3 3/4" X 5", 1" X 2 3/4" for banner
- Old Olive 5 1/4" X 4"
- Pumpkin Pie - 3 1/2" X 2 3/4"
- Pear Pizzazz - scraps for leaves, stem and tendrils