Monday, September 20, 2010

Pumpkin Monday!

Good Morning!  I know I didn't post my Stamps Only Sunday post - let me tell you what happened.  Friday I started working on my Sunday post's card and while I was coloring I had a bright idea to use a particular ribbon, so I dove into my ribbon bin and couldn't find it, so then I started throwing bags of ribbon out of the bin, which made me frustrated so I embarked on to a project of organizing my ribbon.  I got it all sorted out into individual baggies and then into a larger bag grouped by colors.  I did this all day Friday, well into the evening and finally finished my project at about 1:00 pm on Saturday.  My this time my back hurt so bad, sitting down working on a card wasn't on my priority list.  But I am so thrilled to have my ribbon organized and you'll never guess... I never found the ribbon that I was thinking that I had!

Yesterday I spent the day with my kids, so I didn't get my card posted.  But I did play for a little bit yesterday and now I have two cards to share with you.

I used the sketch from Crafts 4 Eternity.  The other part of the challenge is to use autumnal colors.  I also decided to play along with Delightful Challenges - they want to see pumpkins.

Card stock:  Milled Ivory (Neenah), Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:  scraps from Michaels open stock paper and American Crafts
Stamps/Ink:  Pumpkin Emma (CC Designs), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics:  C8, E00, E02, E34, E37, E53, E57, G99, R27, R29, Y11, YG95, YR16, YR68
Tools:  1 1/4", 1", 7/8" circle punches

This next card I made for my monthly card traders group.  The challenge was to create a Suspension Card.  This was a lot of fun to do and really pretty easy.  I am also entering this card into Delightful Challenges.

I followed a tutorial by Dawn Griffith to create the suspension of the pumpkin.  I found this wonderful pumpkin poem on the internet and then using the drawing tools in my word program I drew the frames around the poem.

I hope you can see how the image is suspended inside that circle scallop frame.

Card stock:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard (SU), Deep Red (Bazzil Basics)
Paper:  Acorn (Recollections)
Stamps/Ink:  Pumpkin from Fall collection (CC Designs), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics:  YR16, YR68
Tools:  1 3/8", 1 1/4" circle punches, Scallop punch (SU), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), linen thread (SU)

Both of these cards were really fun to make and both fit in with my One Postage Stamp, Please collection.  I hope you enjoy my cards and thank you so much for stopping by.

14 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jackie Randolph said...

Both of your cards are Wonderful and Fabulous!!!!
Emma is one of my favorites and this stamp is so fun to create with. Love the autumn colors. Great coluring.

OMG!! Your pumpkin sentiment and suspended image is Gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

pinky said...

Ah this is just so gorgeous, love your little image. Love how you have done the inside as well. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Anonymous said...

Two wonderful pumpkin cards, Mel! That Emma image is so sweet, and oh goodness how talented are you to make that frame and everything around that sweet fall poem?!? Love them both! :-)


Hi Melissa
Both cards are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
hugs Dianne xx

1CardCreator said...

Love them both! Your layering on both cards is so very interesting, love the coloring too! ~Diane

~*Joni said...

Yay for organization! Great job with your cards Mel, I love the paper piecing and suspension technique. I'm so happy you found the ribbon too. heehee! We had a great time at the SCS get together. Susan and Marti are really sweet. Hope you are doing great and that the kids are enjoying their new schools!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Fantastic cards!! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
hugs, Sharon

Rachel said...

This is precious!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Michele Spera said...

Love your card:-) the paper piecing on her dress and headband are perfect! love it
Thanks for joining us at C4E this week":-)
Michele S

Sandy said...

I SOOO love this card and she's as sweet as can be! Great colors.

michele said...

gorgeous card Melissa thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

having a {me} day said...

Gorgeous autumnal card! Love how you've made use of the circles. Thanks for joining us at c4e. Keeley

Andie's Space said...

Hi Melissa,
Both these cards are gorgeous. Love the rich colours & the poem is lovely. Thanks for joining us at C4E.
Andie xx

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