Thanksgiving Pumpkins

I love fall leaves and pumpkins when it comes to Fall cardmaking…pumpkin bread helps as well!  I fell in love with the Sweet Pumpkins set by Sunny Studios.  I had to have them the moment I saw them…but they have just recently found their way to ink!  While I love layering stamp sets…it is sometimes a struggle starting with a new one as you see how different colors work together.  Sometimes less is more.  I attempted the pumpkins with three layers of different colors and just was not getting the desired results.  In the end I did my pumpkins with only two ink colors, overstamping one of the layers with the same color ink.  The coloring is subtle and I love the final results.

I would love to tell you my color combo…if I only knew.  My base color and second layer were both stamped with Tangerine by Close To My Heart.  The other layer is a questionable orange by Hero Arts.  Does anyone know why they do not list names on their inks?  It is a darker orange cube, that I am sure I received in a kit or lot of goodies at some point in the past….sadly it remains nameless!  My pumpkin stems are a double layer of  Fern ink.  The leaves are a layer of Fern and New England Ivy for the details.

In finished out the inside with another little pumpkin for a pop of color along with my strip of coordinating paper.  I keep every scrap of paper just for this purpose!

Design Tip: My Happy Thanksgiving sentiment was created on a Word Processing program.  If you don’t have the perfect stamp, Word will work in a pinch!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Pretty Pumpkins-Sunny Studios

Autumn Greetings-Sunny Studios

X7223B Falling For You Paper Packet

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5960 Fern Cardstock

Burlap Cardstock-DCWV

Z2809 Tangering Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2835 New England Ive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

??? Orange Dye Ink-Hero Arts

Stitched Rectangle Dies-Gina Marie

Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops-Tonic Studios

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps-Holiday

Cuttlebug Mania-Hello Sweet Pumpkin

Fairy Tale Challenge-Pumpkin

Jillibean Soup-Stamping Challenge

Paper Sweeties-Photo Inspiration

Thanks so much for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Pumpkins”

  1. Your layered pumpkins are lovely! I've been eyeing that set for a while; seeing your pretty images here…enabling! *grin*! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday gallery! Looking forward to seeing you in the next challenge!

  2. Your pumpkins look wonderful, Allisa. I think you're right about sometimes stamping twice in the same color to get a darker hue rather than a different color. It sure worked for this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  3. Gorgeous pumpkins, Allisa. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card with us, and please stop by again soon. There are so many sweet products in the Paper Sweeties Shop. Hope you will stop by often.
    Karen L


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