I love the new Seasonal Chums stamp set and Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies in the Holiday catalog. They make quick and easy fold over tags. Each image has a front and a back and the dies cut out both at the same time. But the images are perfect for cards too.
This one uses the Pumpkin for a Halloween card – and there is the little bat in the die set!
So the story behind this card design is this – I was preparing for a card class and cut and scored a stack of card bases. Only to realize that I had scored them all at 4″ instead of 4-1/4″. Oops! I didn’t want to throw out all my nice thick card stock so I set it aside until I figured out what to do. Later this card design was born. I trimmed the back side to 4-1/4″ and that left the front side short at 4″. The solution was to add a strip of Designer Paper on the inside so it peeks out to the front! I really loved this – it’s also a great way to use up little strips of designer paper.
For this card I used the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper – it’s part of the October Paper Sale. The colors of my Stitched Circles came from the paper – Lemon Lime Twist and Peekaboo Peach. I also water-colored my pumpkins to match using the Tangerine Tango, Garden Green in addition to the Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist.
After stamping and water-coloring the pumpkins I cut them with the dies and then cut the front and back apart to add to the card. There is also some Black Metallic Thread and the little bat.
So don’t worry when you cut or score something wrong – just set it aside for a bit until an idea comes up. You never know what creations you will get out of the mistakes you make. Sometimes they are better than what you started with!
Enjoy your day!