Thursday 20 August 2009

Pumpkin Thanks.....

Hello, Thursday already, where has the week gone!
Just got this card finished in time for the Stamp TV sketch challenge. Cathy is the host this week and a message came through yesterday to say she had to be taken in to Hospital suffering severe pains in her shoulder. The worry seems to be her heart so we're all hoping and praying that this is not the case and that she'll be back home soon. Take care Cathy looking forward to seeing you back on board at STV.
  • Stamps: Signs of Autumn (showtime stamp kit) Sentiment is from Melanie's set Inspiration Mosaic also GKD.
  • Paper/Card: GKD Soft Sand, PL layering weight in pure white, New Pumpkin (only available in the stamp kit so far), dp - digi paper also GKD.
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Copic Markers.
  • Embellishments: One button.
I started with pure white card followed by a layer of dp.
The next layer is the new Pumpkin that I stamped with the leaf spring from the set. I used VersaMark only then matted this strip to pure white. Using the SU lace punch I made the bottom strip of lace work, you might just see in this photo that I embossed two lines across the lace before attaching the button. This button had a shank on the back so that had to be removed first.
The pumpkins were stamped twice, the first one coloured with Copics and the second one only had the smallest pumpkin coloured. This was then cut away and added to the main image with foam tabs. The sentiment was stamped in black along the bottom before mounting this to a small piece of Soft Sand. I attached the image with more foam tabs before adding the completed design to the soft sand card base.
Hope you like this Autumn card - I know in the Southern Hemisphere we're moving into Spring but as these are American stamps............. We go with the flow!!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by - leave me a comment so I can come and visit.
Till next time....

Oh ..... I forgot to tell you Kerrie and I are off to the Craft Show at Rosehill Racecourse Thursday (I'm typing this Wed. night!). I hope we'll see all sorts of goodies I'm going in my walking shoes and taking a big bag just in case!!!!! I'll tell you all about it..... bye


The Other Patti Sue said...

Your card is amazing!I love how you did the pumpkins!Your embossing was a great touch and the button is perfect!I think I need to invest in copics so someday I can color like that! LOL!

Betty Benton said...

Your card is perfection, Sue!! Every single detail is fabulous! I know you are Kerrie are going to have so much fun at the craft show and I can't wait to hear about it!

Robyn said...

Love the colours and details on this card! Great job Sue.Hope Cathy is ok. Have fun at Rosehill Race course. Say hi to Sue on the stampin up stall from me!

Bev said...

Fabuous card sweetie, the colouring is brilliant. Gorge papers and colours too x

Kym Weber said...

Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is just beautiful. You did a fabulous job on this card!

Joan B said...

what beautiful coloring on these pumpkins. gorgeous card!!