Pumpkins are popping up all over town in a variety of fun colors!
Of course, you’ve got your traditional orange pumpkins, along with white pumpkins, then pumpkins that are decorated in all sorts of colors and patterns.
Here are two ideas for adding pumpkins to your handmade cards, no matter what color you want them to be!
Bumble Bee card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Plaid paper: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Make the most of your supplies: Sponge Color on your Pumpkin
When I made this first pumpkin card, I had very few supplies with me, so I had to get a little creative with my pumpkin colors.
I stamped the pumpkin in Jet Black StazOn ink onto Bumble Bee card stock and then I sponged Mango Melody ink on top of it and around the edges to give it a little orange shading. I was really pleased with how it turned out!
What color are pumpkin stems? Probably not Cherry Cobbler, but sometimes you can take a little creative license when you don’t have many supplies.
After going the more traditional route, for my next pumpkin card I went with… Blue Glitter!
Pretty Peacock card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Pretty Peacock embossed: 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White mat: 3-3/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White banner: 1/2″ x 2″
This is one of those cards that looks so much better in person because I colored in the pumpkin with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some extra shimmer and shine!
That blue pumpkin really shimmers and shines!
To lightly color the pumpkin blue, I first stamped the pumpkin in Pretty Peacock ink and then quickly used my Wink of Stella brush to pull the color from the lines of the stamped pumpkin into the white spaces before the ink set.
Here are some more tips for watercoloring with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, along with a video showing how:
This blue pumpkin card checks 3 items off the Fall Stamping List too!
- Stamp a blue pumpkin
- Make a card with a pumpkin on it
- Send a card to a friend
Don’t have your Fall Stamping List yet? Grab yours here!
I was also pretty impressed with how I was able to line up my pumpkin with one of the embossed leaves on the background of my card! Makes it looks like it’s straight out of the pumpkin patch.
Dry Emboss Your Backgrounds
Embossing folders are a super quick and easy way to add a beautiful dry embossed design to your cards. You may have noticed that I used one of Stampin’ Up!’s new mini embossing folders on the background of both of these pumpkin cards.
Since the mini embossing folders are narrower than the A2 sized cards that I usually make, I’ve had to get a little creative with how to use them on a card since they don’t fill the entire background.
If you want to learn more about how to use mini embossing folders on your full-sized cards, then you’ll want to take my Step Up Your Cards with Die-Cutting & Embossing Class!
p.s. Don’t forget to pin this tutorial for later!
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