Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello Pumpkin Card Set.

Hi, guys! I don't know why...but recently I've really been enjoying making sets of cards. I was always really big on making individual and unique cards. Then I started following Catherine Pooler on YouTube and I love how she makes KISS (Keep It Simple Stamper) cards. I thought "Hey! That's a great idea!" I tried it out, and I love it! It's so easy to stamp multiple images, cut them all out, and assemble multiple cards at once. I mean...why not? If I all ready have the supplies out, I might as well use them! 

So here's another fall card set using Studio Calico's October card kit - The Underground! 

I used Neenah 110lb Solar White cardstock to great four A2 card bases. Next, I cut a few strips of patterned paper from the paper pad. The first is a 1 inch strip and the second is a 1/2 inch strip. I layered them onto the cards so that the thicker strip was on top of the thinner strip.

Next, I stamped my pumpkins. See the card that's brownish/pink laying on the bottom left? That was a happy accident. I stamped a pumpkin using Coral Bay Studio Calico ink and must not have cleaned my stamp well enough before moving on to stamping in Simon Says Stamp Khaki ink. I kind of like the effect though! I stamped another pumpkin in the Khaki ink and another in Going Green SC ink.

For the little pumpkins I used some more Studio Calico inks - Orange County and Purple Rain.

What I love about this particular set that I've made is that I didn't need to fussy cut the pumpkins! I used circle punches! Even quicker and easier than the other set that I made! The larger pumpkins were punched with a Fiskars 2 inch circle punch while the smaller pumpkins were punched out with a 1/2 inch circle punch from EK Success.

I stamped the "hello" sentiment in Doc Brown SC ink and used my paper cutter to cut a thin strip of cardstock around the sentiment. Then I used my Cutter Bee scissors to cut a banner end into the left side of the cardstock. I took my paper piercer and curled the edges of the banner so that the stood out a little more. As a finishing touch I tied little bows from the orange floss that came in the kit.

All done! These four cards probably took about 15 minutes to make. That's with me taking time to determine my layout and pumpkin placement. Not too shabby!

Thanks for joining me! I'll be back soon with another video!

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