It is hard to believe it is already October. I just received some new products from Joan's Gardens that are so perfect for creating great Halloween or Autumn cards and thought I would share them with you.
I used a piece of design paper from a new line of paper Joan now carries - it is called Lost and Found and this piece of design paper is from the "Sunshine" 6x6" paper pad. It has the perfect coloring to go with this scene. I first started by die cutting three pumpkins using Tim Holtz Sizzix "Mini Acorn & Pumpkin Set" (657457). I cut each one out of a different shade of orange card stock then scored vertical lines to give them more dimension. I also placed a small piece of green card stock over just the stem on the die and cut three out then glued them to the pumpkins. I wanted to put on a texture so I lightly sprayed the pumpkins with "Goosebumps" clear texture spray. You have to let it dry completely (I helped it along with my heat gun) then I sponged on different shades of oranges for shading. I love the way the Goosebumps is clear so you an still see the original card stock through it. Below is a close up picture so you can see the texture.
The cute, intricately cut background, is the Cheery Linn "Enchanted Flight (FRM123) frame die. It was placed on the right side of this 6 x 5 1/2" card. The pumpkins were attached with dimensional tape. I didn't want my pumpkins just floating there, so I cut 3 Cheery Lynn "Grass Borders" (B126) and layered them down in front of the pumpkins plus added some between the pumpkins. I really like this die because the grass is so realistic. The added grass really pulled the pumpkins together. To add some additional autumn feel to the card, I die cut the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Autumn Gatherings" (657454). I die cut it four different times using Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock "A Collection of Mother Nature's Colors". The texture in this card stock makes the leaves more realistic. The leaves were shaped using the tools from the Flower Tool Kit. The leaves were tucked in around the base of the pumpkins.
I decided to write the word "BOO" on the little sign in the "Enchanted Flight" die. I used Inkssentials Opaque White Pen to do that. This is the perfect pen for writing on dark colors. Two little Halloween elements were added - a bat and a ghost. I believe these are from Making Memories embellishments. I had some of the branches left from the "Autumn Gatherings" die cuts so added them up on the upper left hand corner then added a colored seam binding bow.
This was a very fun card to create. You can get all the products I used from Joan's Gardens. I have included pictures of the dies below.