Friday, 21 September 2012

Paper Pieced Pumpkin Cards

I admit it.

I make cards ahead.  I already have 3 cards done for next years Thanksgiving, and will post them tomorrow as they are for my Dynamic Duos Guest Designer post.

I have all the Thanksgiving cards I will need for this year for ourselves and my parents, but the desire to make fall themed cards is still there. That's how I end up with cards made ahead of time, because any fall/Thanksgiving cards I make this season will be put away for next year.

These cards are a bit of a cheat, since they were posted on my old blog when I made them. Then they were put in the box to send out this year. Since they haven't been posted on this blog yet, I'm sharing them again.

I made three almost identical cards, even though I only photographed two of them.  Such an easy technique, but so effective! I die cut the pumpkin three times, using 2 different patterned papers and one time with rust coloured card stock. These were stacked together, then sliced into 3 pieces using a metal ruler and Xacto knife.  I die cut three more pumpkins out of kraft card stock to use as the base, and coloured the pumpkin stems with a green Copic marker.

All the pieces were inked, then they were reassembled onto the kraft bases giving me patchwork pumpkins. A bit of faux stitching and ... done. 

As for the supplies? The die is a Sizzix one, but I honestly can't remember who makes any of the other supplies. This would be a fun technique to do on a large leaf, a Christmas stocking etc etc.

Thanks for stopping by today - have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. such a nice idea for a thanksgiving card!

    Hello from Elma


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