If you would…say a quick prayer for my youngest son…he started a new full-time job today and I know he is nervous. He is so personable, I know he will do well…but change is always hard! He has worked at the Golf Club for 7 years and loved it, but Ohio weather doesn't allow for playing golf in the winter! lol! So, he really needed a year-round position and benefits!
Today I used Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch to make my card! It looks simple…ha…I struggled with it! lol! It was too plain for me without a printed background and when I added some designer paper for the background, it looked too busy! So…I compromised and made my own background using the leaf from Stampin' Up!'s Paisley Prints stamp set. And I used Paisley Prints because we are featuring this stamp set and wheel over on Create with Connie and Mary's Preview Week 1! Make sure to stop by and see what we have in store for you the next two weeks…tomorrow I have another project to post on Create with Connie and Mary using this set, with a downloadable Project Sheet! You aren't going to want to miss it, trust me!!! We still have the Early Bird Special Savings going on, too!
I knew I wanted the 3D Pumpkin for my focal point…in fact, I made that first. I stamped the Paisley Print Pumpkin three times with the Rock n Roll technique and the colors of Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut them out. I left off the stem and vine. I scored and folded them in half and adhered one side of each together, then adhered it to the Wide Oval punch of Early Espresso. I handcut the stem from Old Olive and a tiny sliver of cardstock, I curled around my scoring tool so I had a curly vine.
I used a base card of Cajun Craze (my new favorite fall color!) and layered on the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze, Old Olive and More Mustard, used the sponge dauber and Early Espresso around the edges, then used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker and the Color Spritzer to added some speckles! I cut the panels of colors in Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and More Mustard (1 x 2), and layered them on Early Espresso. I decided it looked too plain, so I ran the entire thing thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder…gave it a lot of nice texture! I placed it on the front, then added the 3D pumpkin piece with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added Happy Thanksgiving by stamping it in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, punching with the Word Window and then punched the Modern Label from Early Espresso. i added two little half-back adhesive Pearls to each side for a little bling. Love them!
Again, make sure to check out Create with Connie and Mary this week for several awesome projects and chances to win FREE subscriptions.