Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREAT NEWS!! Prickley Pear News

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???
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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.  Open-mouthed smile  This ends up being Stamp #372 in my stash. IMG_6750 (1024x768)IMG_6759 (1024x768)
Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies
Pumpkin Set 2 Clear Stamp Set


  1. Great idea on curving the sentiments and fun way to color the leaves!

  2. Love what you've done with these PPRS goodies! So creative and a beautiful design!!! Congrats! :)

  3. Your embossed circles look amazing!!!! I really need to try this! Beautiful dimension on your pumpkin. Terrific card!

  4. Lots of techniques happening here. You make them all work together well for an awesome card.