Colorful Pumpkin Patch

Colorful Pumpkin Patch

Hi Creative Friends,

We are inching our way to Fall. To help get a little closer, we have created an Autumn card design using the new turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th called Pumpkin Patch. These clever turnabout stamps are so much fun to use and they create a great background. This one is autumn-filled!

Hey, before getting into the ins and outs of making the card, we wanted to remind you that a new Papertrey Ink release has just dropped and as always, you can save 13% on all things Papertrey Ink until Thursday, August 31st – coupon code is 13AUG2023


We started by making the background. So, with a 6″ square piece of bristol paper mounted in our stamp positioner, and the stamp centered over the paper, we began to ink and stamp.

As we are sure you know, these turnabout stamps are designed to stamp one-quarter of the design at a time. You just ink, stamp, then turn the paper a quarter turn (we go clock-wise but either work – just be consistent), ink, and stamp again. You can continue for all four sides if you like.

We decided to make one small alteration to this inking and stamping scheme. This time, we inked each element (ie: pumpkins, leaves, acorns, stars) separately with different colored inks. So, for instance, we started by inking just the pumpkins with Clementine ink, Avocado for the leaves, Wheat for the Acorns, Stardust for the stars, and Grapefruit for the berry sprigs.  It is much easier than you think, especially when using the small, handy ink cubes.

Then, when we made our quarter turn, we inked the pumpkins with Sea Glass and the leaves with Lemongrass but kept the other elements the same color as before.

When it came time for the next turn, we used Buttercup for the pumpkins, went back to Avocado for the leaves, and kept the other elements the same as before. For the final turn, we used Sorbet for the pumpkins, Lemongrass for the leaves and again kept all the other elements the same.

The background was done. So, while it dried thoroughly, we created the other pieces for the design. Using the Shiplap Hexagon by Penny Black, we cut it out from Bristol paper, then lightly blended on Clementine, Stardust, Spiced Cider, and Wheat to create a distressed look.

Next, we cut out the leaves from the Leafy Layers die set. You can either color them by blending on ink or use the wonderful Assorted Cardstock stack by Concord & 9th. All the coordinating colors of the ink are included in the pack.

We also cut out the banner included in the Leafy Layers set from Kraft paper and the letters from colored cardstock.

Finally, we stamped and cut out two pumpkins from the turnabout stamp. We used Clementine and Sea Glass for the two inks.

With the pieces all done, we created a Kraft cardstock card base, added an orange panel on top, and then trimmed and mounted the background we previously made on top again.

The Shiplap Hexagon was mounted with a little foam tape. The leaves and pumpkins were arranged and mounted with foam squares and a sweet twine bow was added for the final touch.

Our festive card was done and we were happy with the results. What do you think? 


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