Inspired by Hugs from Shelli |May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

You probably picked up on the fact that I really loved the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. After making the cards in the kit and creating some alternative ideas, it was time to think outside the box. How could I recreate similar looking cards using supplies available to anyone who might have missed out on this amazing kit? Here are the four cards I came up with.

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Can I just say, this first card represents so much of what I learned from the Hugs from Shelli kit? I was excited to learn more about how to recreate this vintage style, and I’d say my quest was a success! From a subtle background to textured stamps, layered sentiments, some lace and a little bit of color, this card is all about layering. I’m learning to be bolder and go for it when it comes to adding more to my cards.

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Just like its inspiration, this card was simple and came together quickly. Because we don’t have any Petal Pink or Calypso Coral baker’s twine in the catalog, I decided to create my own by coloring the Whisper White twine with my Dark Calypso Coral Blends marker. I also created my own copper element by heat embossing a die cut image with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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I knew right away that this card was going to start with a heat embossed background. When it came to coloring my flowers I was stumped as the UPS man hadn’t yet delivered my package with my Pretty Peacock markers. Blender pen to the rescue! I love how I can use this pen to pick up ink from my stamp pad lid and create a watercolor look on my flowers without using water. This is especially helpful for small coloring jobs.

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Without a doubt, my last card strayed the most from the original card in the kit, but it’s still a nod to the beautiful feather card we all loved.

Were you inspired by the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit? If so, I’d love to see the projects you came up with! Share them with me in the comments below, or send them to me in an e-mail.

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