Today is Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop.
<------ This photo is the inspiration this month.
When i saw it i knew exactly what i wanted to do........ it was just a question of whether it would come out like i pictured it. I really like the different orange patterns in the photo and wanted to make an actual pumpkin with different pattern papers. I think it turned out pretty nice. :)
I started with an envelope, I wanted a card that i knew for sure fit in one. I used a ruler to get the measurements of the card and to know how high to make the stem. Once i had the measurements i made the cardbase out of rustic cream cardstock and rounded the corners. For the steam i sketched a steam free hand on scratch paper, with a few tweaks it was about as good as it was going to get :) I used it as a pattern and cut one one from brown paper. Then used a little bit of ink to make it weathered along with a little sandpaper for the edges
For the pumpkin i used a Halloween paper pad, this way all the patterns would match. I picked out a few of the best orange paper and played with the best order for the patterns to go in. When i was happy i cut them out ranging from 1 inch to 1.5 inch wide. I inked the edges of each stripe with orange ink.
Next i traced the cardbase on some plain white paper and cut it out. Then i used a strip of double sided tape across the middle of the white cardstock and adhered the paper stripes. I then trimmed off the extra at the top and bottom and adhered the steam to the back of the white cardstock. Next i used the sewing machine and sewed around the edge of the pumpkin. Once that was done i adhered the panel to my cardbase.
For the tag i stamped a leaf wreath in orange and stamped Happy Thanksgiving in brown. I added a little paper clip from Tim Holtz to one side of the tag. Next i wrapped twine around the steam and threaded it through the tag and tied it in a bow. The leafs are from the new PTI Christmas Poinsettia, while not technically pumpkin leafs i thought they looked good with the pumpkin and a good size for it. I used some markers to ink up the leafs and stamped them on the leaf die cuts, then adhered them to the bows center. Last i added a Tim Holtz stick pin and an orange rhinestone.
Have a great day!!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia, 2009 Autumn Tags
Die: Papertrey Ink: Tag Sale #5, Christmas Poinsettia
Ink: Studio G
Pattern paper: Echo Park: Apothecary Emporium
Embellishments: Time Holtz
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Rustic Cream