Halloween for The Candy Hearts Blog Hop
Halloween for the Candy Hearts Blog Hop. Welcome to our September hop. Today’s projects, from the Candy Hearts, a team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, are Halloween themed. After reading my post, please visit the blog of the next person on the list below. Be sure to hop around to see ALL the great projects we have created for you.
My “Hey There, Pumpkin” card uses non-traditional Halloween colors: So Saffron, Rococo Rose, and Mint Macaron. I participated in a challenge to make a card with these colors, and I decided to try them for Halloween. The soft pastels remind me of party mints, and the entire time I spent making the card, I wanted to nibble on mints. Truthfully, I did have a few pieces of candy corn in honor of the fall season, but mints were not available!
The card was a lot of fun to make. I started with a few ideas, and the card evolved as I continued to work on it. It was not quick, as there were a few fussy steps, but the result is a cute Halloween card with pastel pumpkins. The Harvest Hellos stamp set, along with the coordinating punch are fun products to use, and they provide lots of opportunities for creativity.
- So Saffron card stock:7-1/2″ (scored and folded at 4-1/4″ for a 3-1/4″ card front and 4-1/4″ back) x 5-1/2″, 3″ x 3″ for pumpkin, three 2″ x 1/2″ strips
- Whisper White card stock:4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ inside panel, two 2″ x 1/2″ strips, 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip to line front of card, 3″ x 1″ strip for sentiment, 3″ x 4″ panel for the pumpkins, three scraps for stems
- Rococo Rose card stock: 3″ x 3″ for pumpkin, three 2″ x 1/2″ strips
- Mint Macaron card stock: 3″ x 3″ for pumpkin, three 2″ x 1/2″ strips, scrap for leaf
To make the card, I started with the strips of color for a striped edge. I cut multiple 1/2″ strips in each color, then trimmed them to two inches wide. I arranged them on grid paper and glued them, then trimmed them for even edges. I then glued the strips and grid paper onto the right side of the white panel for the inside of the card. I glued the panel to the inside of the card, and then I added a thin white strip of card stock to the edge of the front of the card, gluing it on the inside, allowing a little of it to show from the front. I like the clean line of white instead of a blunt card edge.
I stamped a pumpkin on each of the pastel colors with Versamark ink, then sprinkled white emboss powder on each pumpkin, and melted the powder with the heat gun to emboss each pumpkin. I stamped three stems in Mint Macaron ink onto a scrap of Whisper White, and I then cropped each pumpkin and stem with the Apple Builder punch. I stamped the leaf in Mint Macaroon ink on a scrap of Mint Macaron card stock, then cut it out using Paper Snips.
I used the Rectangular Stitched Dies to cut white panels for the pumpkins and for the “Hey There, Pumpkin” sentiment that I stamped with Mint Macaron ink, then I centered both panels on the front of the card. The sentiment is a little bit narrower than the main panel.
To finish the card, I glued the yellow pumpkin at an angle, and inserted the stem before the glue dried. I placed the pink pumpkin at an opposite angle, and glued the stem to the yellow pumpkin, and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the pink pumpkin. The green pumpkin is centered at the bottom – the top portion is glued to the pink pumpkin, and the bottom is raised with Stampin’ Dimenisonals. I added the leaf in the top right corner, and brushed it with Wink of Stella for a little bit of shine. The finishing touch is a rhinestone near the sentiment, and there is the card!
Thank you for hopping with the Candy Hearts blog hop today! Please “hop” to visit the blogs of my fellow demonstrators – you will not want to miss the creativity from this talented group of stampers.
Here are the colors I used. Click to see available Stampin’ Up! products in each color.
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.