Hello crafty readers! This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today sharing a couple cards made using the beautiful Pumpkin Lacework stamp set and coordinating dies. This is probably my favorite stamp set from Birch Press Design, so just like the old expression “if the shoe fits, buy it in every color”, I decided to stamp it in every color! Now the question is, do YOU prefer the more traditional orange/brown pumpkin, or do you like the blues and purples?
So, let’s take a look at the most conventional card first. It’s beautiful and elegant heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then colored using Copic markers in brown, oranges and yellows. It is very traditional, warm and earthy.
But, now let’s step outside-of-the-box and try the same exact card simply using a different color pattern. Does it still emit fall vibes? I think so!
Each of these A2 cards were made using all the same dimensions and products, I simply alternated some colors. The base of each card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I matted a 5″ x 3 3/” piece of white woodgrain cardstock with a coordinating piece of blue, purple or brown cardstock from the Ocean Blue, Vibrant Violet and Earth Neutral 6 x 6″ paper packs. I cut 5″ x 1/4″ strips of ombre colors from these same paper packs and diagonally lined them up along the card alternating with 1/4″ strips of gold glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter 6 x 6″ pad.
I stamped the pumpkins and stems using the Pumpkin Lacework stamp set. I stamped the image in Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut the pumpkin and stem out. I colored the pumpkins with Copic markers and then adhered the colored pumpkins to the card with 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the tag in coordinating colored cardstock in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the tag to each pumpkin and added linen thread for extra dimension. Lastly, I cut the sentiment “thanks” and “hello” from white cardstock using the Thanks Sugar Script and Hello Sugar Script.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these cards in a variety of colors and that you’ll feel encouraged to try adding more color to your fall cards. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Comments by birch press
Two Cards from One Die Cut | by Tracey McNeely
"Thanks Lisa! Do you know which one was my original idea? lol"
Light-Up Christmas Cards with Layering Dies | by Ardyth Percy-Robb
"Thanks so much! The lights are from PearBlossom Press."
2 for 1 Rainbow Thank You Card Design | by Ardyth Percy-Robb
"Brilliant inking Ardyth! These cards are stunning!"
Lovely Butterflies Card | By Leigh Houston
"Thank you so much, Andre!"
Gate Fold Thank You | by Kimberly Wiener
"I love the tri fold card.. what a treat waiting inside!..."