Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year! When I saw the theme of this week’s blog was Autumn/Winter, I knew exactly what set I would be using. The Pretty Pumpkins bundle is my favorite Autumn set in the new mini catalog. I used it to make this gorgeous gold embossed Pretty Pumpkins card.
While this card looks so rich and fancy, it was surprisingly easy to make.
- Basic White Cardstock (one 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2′ scored in the center for the card base and one 5″ x 3 3/4″ for the card front plus scrap pieces for the pumpkin cutouts).
- Gold Foil (5 1/4″ x 4″ for a card front layer) plus a small scrap piece for leaf cutouts
- Gold Embossing Powder
- Heat Gun
- Adhesive of choice
- Versamark Clear Ink Pad
- Sponge Daubers
- Ink Pads (I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen & Cinnamon Cider).
- Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
I started off by stamping my pumpkins on Basic White cardstock with Versamark ink and then sprinkling them with gold embossing powder. I used the heat gun to set the embossing powder.
Next, I took my sponge daubers and dabbed them on each ink pad and colored my pumpkins making sure to blend the colors into each other. You can use any color combo you love to color your pumpkins. Here’s a tip: Use a label maker to label your sponge daubers so you don’t mix the colors up.
After coloring the pumpkins I cut them out with the coordinating die. Next, I stamped the sentiment on my Basic White card front with Versamark and repeated the heat embossing steps above. I then stamped the vines and again repeated the embossing steps. I found it easier to stamp the sentiment and heat set it before moving on to the vines for less of a chance at making a mistake. Then I cut some extra leaves out of a gold foil scrap with the three small leaf dies in the bundle. Finally, I attached my gold foil card layer to my Basic White card base and then attached my card front to the gold layer. I glued the gold leaves to the front of my pumpkins before attaching them to the card with dimensionals.
I think this Pretty Pumpkins card is just so stunning and really it was quite simple to make. Didn’t the pumpkins turn out gorgeous?
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