Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pumpkin Harvest and a Gina K Invitation

Good morning! My card today is a sneak peek at my new stamp set, Heartfelt, that will be released tonight from Gina K Designs.

We have a fun evening planned with chatting, challenges, contest questions and lots of beautiful card projects to share. Gina will reveal the full stamp sets, including a look at the new StampTV Kit, Falling for You.

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:

To make my card, I stamped the pumpkins and colored with Copic markers, starting with YR18.

Then added YR16.

Added YR12 and used my blender pen to soften the highlights that I left uncolored.

I used YG95 on the stems.

Then I used N3 to add some shading around the stems and the bottoms of the pumpkins. After coloring, I cut out the image.

For the fence, I started with E59.

Added E57.

Then added E51, again using my blender pen to soften the highlights.

For the background (approximately 3.25 by 4.5 inches) I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Then sponged lightly around the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa.

I drew in some grass with YG93, making quick swipes with my marker, lifting the pen as I swiped to make the blades come to a point as the pen left the paper.

Added more blades of grass with YG95.

I cut out the fence and used Pop Dots to adhere. Actually, I used narrow pieces of the leftover stuff after removing the dots. This was the perfect size for the narrow pickets of the fence. I only added the Pop Dots to the tops of the pickets and adhered the bottom directly to the background.

I added the pumpkin image with Pop Dots, also only at the top and adhering the bottoms directly to the background. I like to do this sometimes, because it really gives a neat dimensional look, almost like a pop up card.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used a Fresh Asparagus card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day!


catdidit said...

Oh you making me dream of fall time T!! LOVE this!

Marsha said...

I am loving what I see from this new set. Love the fence.

Becky said...

Beautiful card Theresa, reminds me of Thanksgiving. :)

Sue said...

This is soooo beautiful. And you make it look so easy with your tutorials. It's still not, but your tutorials make it possible for me to do something close to it, and I so appreciate you for that!

Alison H said...

You've done it again Theresa!

I'm so ready for fall and winter.. love that fence image!

Gayle said...

Love it already and can't wait to own your newest set. Your card is fab!

Lynn B. said...

Love this card! I definitely want that picket fence stamp. I can think of so many applications!

Anonymous said...

I am SO in love with this card!!! Thank you for sharing such a lovely creation!!! ~Amy S.~

ednamburgess said...

Great job of shading. Edna

Ravengirl said...

Those sure are some gorgeous pumpkins!

Miss Emerald said...

Wonderful! As always perfect color, background and layout! Congratulations!

lisa808 said...

I feel like I could reach out and grab one of those pumpkins. Beautiful!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love your pumpkin coloring, T!