Pretty Pink Posh – Pumpkin Patch Critters

Hello There!

I shared this card on the Pretty Pink Posh blog earlier this month as a sneak peek before the big September Release, but wanted to share it on my personal blog today.  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year – the weather is nice (albeit, for only a few short weeks), the kids are back in school, and everything in nature becomes so colorful!

PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters 1

My first card features the Pumpkin Patch Critters set.  I wanted to color all the pumpkins in this stamp set different colors – like what you would see at a real pumpkin patch.  I actually really love non-orange pumpkins (especially white ones)!  I first stamped the images using a Copic-friendly ink.  I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink and my trusty MISTI tool to ensure the images are scripted before coloring.

The following Copic colors were used:  T0, T2 (mouse); W00, W1 (bunny); G21, G2 (green pumpkin), R20 (blush for critters); Y13, Y15, Y17, YR14, R05 (orange/red pumpkins); E50, E42, E43, E55, E57 (pumpkin stems and squirrel).  Once done coloring, I die cut my images and then add white gel accents to each image (quick tip:  doing it before die-cutting risks the gel lines getting scratched or becoming dull).

PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters 4

I set the images aside and began creating the card front.  I ink blended a panel using Bundled Sage and Old Paper Distress Oxide inks and used the new Thanks Leaf Shaker die to cut out the maple leaf center.  Then I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink to ink-blend a different panel for the ground and added some color to the Thanks Leaf Shaker die-cut piece.  I used the Scallop Borders die and cut a small hill using the Gathered Twigs panel I ink-blended for the critters and pumpkins to sit on.

PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters 3

I splattered some water drops on the panel to remove some color and I added acetate to the window and in-laid the Thanks Leaf.  I added 3M foam tape underneath this panel to create dimension for the sequins.  I also ink-blended the exposed window on the card base with the same green Distress Oxide inks to give the card a more uniform look before adding the Whimsical Forest sequins mix and adhering the top panel to the card base.

PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters 2

Once the shaker was constructed, I arranged my images and adhered them on the card front as desired.  I don’t normally make fall cards, but being a design team really pushes me to do different things.  I hope that you’ve enjoyed this card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

XOXO,
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PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters
PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters

PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters
PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters

PPP Thanks Leaf Shaker
PPP Thanks Leaf Shaker

PPP Scallop Borders 2
PPP Scallop Borders 2
PPP
PPP Whimsical Forest 6mm
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SSS | SBC | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 3
EH | HMSB | SSS

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 4
EH | HMSB | SSS
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
HMSB | EH | SSS
Clear Sheet Protector
Clear Sheet Protector
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
HMSB | AMZN
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
HMSB | EH | SSS
Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS

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