Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pumpkin Thank You

Sophia Landry at Paper Crafters Library created the most inspiring Sweet Pea card this week. The card she created (at right) has a pea pod that looks just so incredibly realistic! Take a look. Don't you agree?

For my card I chose to use pumpkins instead of peas. I began by drawing the pumpkins and leaves, fussy cutting around them and adding detail and highlights with pigment ink and colored pencils.   Then I cut a vine shape from the same paper as the leaves and inked it as well.  Using decorative scissors, I cut the brown mat and then lightly sanded over the embossing. I adhered my pumpkins, leaves and vines to it.  I used dimensional adhesive behind the bottom right hand pumpkin.  I really liked the pattern in the designer paper but the diamond shapes were more yellow than orange.  To make them a bit more orange I used an orange colored pencil to color over each of them.  I wrapped embroidery floss around the patterned paper, added a bow and the thank you and adhered this panel to the orange mat.  I used a brown card base and finished by adding the white dotted border.

(As Sophia was creating those peas, it looked like so much fun.  So, I still want to try my hand at creating some "realistic" looking peas...but that will have to be for another project.  )

Card base: Coredinations chocolate cardstock
Patterned paper:  Crate Paper, Praire Farmer's Market
Mats: DCWV The Spring Fling (orange), Core'dinations Impressions (brown)
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives (dimensional)
Embroidery floss (green)
Gel Pen: Sakura  white
Colored pencils: Crayola Orange
Pigment Ink: Page Craft (amber)
Leaf and vine paper (scraps from my stash)


  1. Love your card! Your pumpkins are as great as Sophia's peas. My meager talents definitely do not lie in the same direction--could never color like you two do!

  2. Your pumpkin drawing is impeccable, it provides such a stunning focal point to your card.