H appy Friday everyone!!
If you have already stopped by the Ippity Blog this morning, you may have seen the card that I am sharing with you today from my Fresh Idea Friday post. But here on my blog I am going to give you some extra details on how I made that cute jack-o-lantern from the plain pumpkin in Ippity's That's Creepy stamp set.
As you can see from the kit image above, the face of the pumpkin is plain and just has the cute swirled embellishments coming off the sides. But I decided to turn that pumpkin into this jack-o-lantern...
You might be surprised at how I created some of the details!
- First I stamped the image onto orange cardstock and cut around just the pumpkin, very close to the lines so that I could place it inside the pumpkin that I also stamped onto the front of the card.
- Then to add dimension to the pumpkin and give it ridges, I used an embossing tool and drew three curved lines from the top to the bottom of the pumpkin. I dry embossed the top of the pumpkin so that it would make the curves round out and the lines be the valley. KWIM?
- Next, to add further depth and dimension I colored with my Copics orange marker YR04 right over the embossed lines. (I chose that color because it closely matched the color of my cardstock.) And then in a wider pattern than with the orange color I added Cool Gray C00 also to each embossed line and also to the perimeter of the pumpkin. This provides the shadowing necessary to make it look more realistic.
- Next I decorated the face of the pumpkin. Any guesses on how I stamped the triangles for the eyes and nose?? Why I used the tip of the witch's hat of course!! Using a stamp a majig, I determined where I wanted the eyes and nose to be and then stuck a post-it note down to prevent any more than the top tip of the hat to be stamped!
- And then for the mouth... I am most proud of this discovery! Believe it or not, but the mouth is cut out from part of the spider web border punch by Martha Stewart!! YES!!! It really is!! LOL!! I love that!! Take a peek at the pictures below to help see how and where I cut it from ...
Here is what the spider web border punch looks like after punching. The orange one is three consecutive punches (trimmed) and the black one is one punch. To make the mouth you only need one punch, but I want to show you where I cut it out from by using both of these colors shown.
This shot shows you where I had to cut away to leave the part of the spider web that can become the mouth of the Jack-O-Lantern! Isn't that fun??
- Finally for the crowning glory, I embossed the witch's hat with black embossing powder onto cream cardstock. Then after cutting it out I added it to the top of my now Jack-O-Lantern! And we are ready for Trick or Treating!! :-)
Here is my finished sample...
Final Details: Using the stamp-a-majig, I stamped the pumpkin with swirls onto both the card base and the Bingo Card (Jenni Bowlin) using black ink and then applied orange Stickles right over the black to give a little colorful shimmer! I finished it off by adding the spider web border in black to the bottom of the card and adding the Halloween trim (source unsure of) and the orange pom poms (Joann's) on top of that. I also stamped the word October from the journaling stamp and made a tab to add to the upper right corner!
It might also be hard to believe that the dotted yellow paper (Pebbles) is the same paper that was in yesterday's card HERE. What a difference a different color palette can make on the same paper huh?
I know you are going to NEED this adorable That's Creepy stamp set designed by Lisa Hetrick, so be sure to find an Ippity Chick near you and get yours order right away so you will have plenty of time to make a batch of Halloween cards for yourself!!