Good Monday morning! This card really gave me fits, but I managed to salvage it. More about that below. The finished card size is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches. I used the pumpkins from Heartfelt. I'm afraid you haven't seen the last of these pumpkins. I'm just having so much fun with them. Autumn cards are always my favorites.
I also used the branch from Autumn Leaves, one of the stamp sets you can get for free if you take advantage of the sale before it ends tonight.
To start, I cut my background of Pure Luxury White to 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches. I stamped the branch and colored with Copic markers, starting with E39.
And here you can see things went a bit wrong. My E53 marker was empty and I hadn't noticed. Unfortunately the nibs got really dried out. I refilled it, but the nibs didn't soak up the ink well and it kept leaking. I used it too soon and got a really big puddle on my background. I did managed to color in the leaves with the E53 without any other mishaps.
I used my colorless blender several times to clean up my mess. Once I got it to this point I decided it was good enough to cover up with sponging and I moved on.
Using a VersaMarker, I filled in the image with clear ink, then heat embossed the with clear embossing powder.
Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. The embossing resists the ink.
Sponged Memento Potter's Clay. Look at that. I got some stray embossing powder over in the bottom left corner. Now you know how I decided where the pumpkins were going to be placed. LOL.
Sponged some Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Yep, that embossing really does a good job resisting the ink. On a more positive note, you can barely tell where the Copic puddle was.
I stamped the pumpkins on a separate piece of Pure Luxury White and colored with Copics, starting with YR07.
Added YR18 to the left sides.
Went over the Y17 with YR12 to orange it up a bit, then used my blender pen to bleed some ink into the highlights.
For the stems, I started with YG93.
Then shaded the stems with YG97. I also added some shading to the pumpkins with N3. After coloring, I cut out the pumpkins.
I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Pumpkin Spice and added some Jute Twine. The card base is Chocolate Brown. The pumpkins were adhered with Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!