Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin Trio "Boo!" Card

I wanted to show the versatility of this week's free "Pumpkin Trio" digital stamp for my example project and just love the result!  While the pumpkins are perfect for the whole fall season as-is, I added scary jack-o-lantern faces for this Halloween card.  Just a few triangles and circles with a black marker is all it takes...easy, peasy!

A Few Details:
  • The Pumpkin Trio was printed on K&Co pattern paper, layered on card stock, and fussy cut.  After I drew on the faces, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen to add more color and shading.  The cut out image was adhered with foam tape for dimension and then covered in a layer of Glossy Accents to help it "pop".
  • The journal ATC was originally cream, but I used a combination of Distress Inks and Stains to make it just the right color, then distressed the edges and stamped "Boo" in black pigment ink.
  • I also custom-colored the gingham ribbon to fit my card...never be deterred by a "wrong" color!  Distress Inks and Stains, and Alcohol Inks are great for modifying colors...Ranger just works wonders, don't they?


: K&Co pattern paper; Stampin’ Up! cardstock ‘Really Rust’
Image: ‘Pumpkin Trio’ digital stamp by Paper Squirrel
Stamps: Basic Grey ‘Boo’, ‘Halloween’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Wild Honey’, ‘Vintage Photo’; Distress Stain ‘Rusty Hinge’; ColorBox pigment ink ‘Black’; LePen ‘Black’; SU! watercolor pencils; SU! blender pen
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Co. journal ATC; ribbon; staples; Glossy Accents
Tools: Tim Holtz paper distresser; foam ink blending tool; 3M foam tape; stapler
Misc: ink jet printer


  1. Stunning card! I love changing colors on things.

  2. This is a great Halloween card! Very well done.

  3. this is fabulous, thanks for playing with The Pink Elephant: Trick or Treat challenge! Joy DT

  4. Love the shine on these pumpkins! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

  5. Hiya, what a lovely card, i love the image and the papers you've used! thanks for joining this week
    at Charisma Cardz with our 'Black & Orange' challenge! good luck carlyann xx (Charisma Cardz DT/Owner)

  6. Thanks for playing our Monochromatic Challenge, at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

  7. Very cute card! Great coloring!!! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant!!!! :)hugs, Frances.

  8. great card - love the faces you added! and yes ranger is fantastic!

  9. Hi Vicki, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty details. Thanks for joining in with my colour combo challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Wowzer!! So gorgeous!! Love the shine over the pumpkins!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

  11. VERY nice card...really like the bg with the pumpkins. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  12. Fab Halloween card!! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  13. Great card and fab image. Love your ribbon treatment too. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx

  14. Awesome card. Love the design and colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs....Mona

  15. Hi!
    What a nice image. Love the paper.
    Thanks for joining Charisma Cardz this week!

  16. what fabby colors you used for your monochromatic card. Thank you so so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this week!.

    Lisa x

  18. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

  19. Gorgeous card Vicki, so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Autumn colours challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  20. wow what an amazing card and I love all the alterations you have done, very inspiring.Goodluck at charisma this week


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