Monday, August 27, 2012

Autumn Blessings Card

I couldn't wait to play with my pumpkin die after seeing Danielle Flanders mini album.  I made a card because I wanted to make something I could finish quickly as mini albums usually take me awhile and I needed some instant gratification!  

The pumpkin is cut from Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine and then I used his gilded technique.  It wasn't until I took the picture that I realized I missed some step, I didn't crumple the paper and then highlight the crinkles...  Oh well, I don't know if I would have liked that look on the pumpkin.  I guess I will just make another one and see.  :)  

I added a felt leave from my stash box and cut the stem from a small piece of textured paper.  I then tried a technique I saw last weekend, I can't find the video anywhere to link it, I thought is was Gina K. but am not sure.  It taught you to take a piece of ribbon and wrap it around a pencil or something similar and use a heat gun to carefully and lightly heat the ribbon which actually curls it.  I thought I would give it a try with my kraft twine, I used a wooden skewer (pens and markers everywhere, not a pencil to be found!) and it worked like a charm! 

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Mini-books take me forever, too..... I usually get tired of them and by the end, am super glad they're done!
    Great card-- that die is so adorable!

  2. Love the twirly stem Tonya. So cute.

  3. Cute pumpkin. Can't wait to finish my September birthday cards so I can start on Halloween.

  4. The pumpkin is nice...I think you did right not to crumble the paper.