To make the card in and of itself was easy, but time consuming. I had trouble finding just the right papers. I messed up the first one so badly it wasn't even salvageable for something else. But, if I do say, this is one awesome card.
Ok, now for the fun part. I am going to do it in a list fashion as I think it will be easier for this particular card.
1. Base: Early Espresso card stock from Stampin' Up. Circle cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics.
2. Orange Circle: Free background that comes with Microsoft office. Circle cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics.
3. Rectangles: I took Very Vanilla card stock from Stampin' Up and randomly sponged Summer Sun, More Mustard, Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, and Crumb Cake inks. After I was satisfied with the color arrangement, I lightly blended the piece with Summer Sun. The, I ran the pieces through the embosser with the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. After that, I wasn't quite satisfied, so I sponged the edges of one rectangle with really rust ink and the other with Elegant Eggplant. I have never tried this technique before, but I find that not only does it make a beautiful background, it is quite fun and sort of therapeutic in a way. Something about jamming a sponge down on a piece of paper I guess.
4. Leaves: stickers from EK success. I got them on clearance at Wal-Mart for less than a dollar. I wasn't going to use them, but I messed up the orange layer when I didn't like the placement of the first rectangle I put down. So, I needed something to cover up the "blemish." I'm glad I added them. I think they add to the whole fall feel.
5. Pumpkin: Cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. I cut it out using the same paper as the large orange circle. I colored the stem with brown sharpie and the vines with olive green sharpie. I doodled in the "stitching" with black sharpie then sponged the edges with Really Rust ink.
5. Oval on Pumpkin: After looking at the pumpkin I felt like the pumpkin needed something, I decided it needed a 3D look. I have seen multiple versions of pumpkins using ovals in Pinterest, so I cut out an oval "stitched" it with black sharpie, sponged the edges with Really Rust ink, and adhered it to the pumpkin with foam tape. Oval cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics.
6. I then adhered the pumpkin onto the card, also with foam tape.
7. Sentiment: The sentiment is computer generated. It too ended up being a happy accident. I printed it out much bigger than I had really wanted it to be. But, when I laid it down where I wanted it, I had "ah ha" moment. I sponged the edges and back of the sentiment, which was printed out on Very Vanilla paper. I then curled up the edges. I then used double sided tape to adhere the sentiment so that it popped off the card.
Paper Playtime: Use 3 or more papers
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Die Cuttin Divas: Sketch
Created with Love Challenges: DT call
The Paper Players: Fall themed card
Bugaboo: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes
Cards TV: Celebrate the Harvest
BBTB2: Design Team Call
Again, I absolutely love this card. I hope you do too.
Have a crafty day!