You all know how much I have enjoyed playing with my oh so cute, softly vintage like, Prickley Pear Stamps. Oh my word. I have had a hard time keeping this under my hat. It was so exciting to be chosen as a Guest Designer for them. I was so excited to receive my box of stamping goodness from them. Dies, stamps, clear stamps, red rubber, sentiments…..what to make first???
Since Thanksgiving is upon us I chose this beautiful harvest pumpkin. Using my distress markers scribbled onto my craft mat I picked up the color with a water brush. This is done on regular card stock and I tried to use a light hand at coloring in the image. This image was a bonus because it has the dies to go with it. So easy, so much more fun than fussy cutting everything, eh? I was able to cut the leaves and the pumpkin at the same time and then stamp the image onto the already cut die. For the leaves, I spritzed my colors on the craft mat so they ran together and then pressed the leaves into that color.
For the main panel I used the Scalloped Circle die in two sizes and embossed them instead of cutting them for a nice classic look that wouldn’t detract from that beautiful harvest pumpkin. I then curved the sentiment from the clear stamps and placed that inside the scallops. I mounted the sentiment onto a see through stamp press with grids.
Before mounting the pumpkin to the Kraft piece I turned it over and used my stylus to rub on it and give it some dimension. It really added a nice touch of realism to it.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and I do hope you’ll visit the Prickley Pear store. I will link the products I used down below; in case you might want a closer look. This ends up being Stamp #372 in my stash.
Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies
Pumpkin Set 2 Clear Stamp Set