Patty's Blast from the Past Pumpkin Card

 

You may be thinking... WHAT blast from the past?  This Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin is BRAND NEW!?  Well, yes, you are right... but I got out my Prismacolor Pencils from my 1979 college art class to color them... now THAT'S a Blast from the Past, don't you think!? (contrary to popular belief, the world was not black and white back then... we did have color :)

 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin card colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett, featuring the Cable Knit embossing folder background. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I found my Prismacolor pencil set recently and thought... hmmm I really want to use these on something.. so I looked for an outline image and whohoooo! This fun new pumpkin was perfect!  It's in the Jar of Haunts stamp set, on page 55 of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!  You can order this beginning Sept. 1st.  #142247.  Be sure to put it on your Shopping List!  Download 2016 Holiday Catalog Wish List

 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin card colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett, featuring the Cable Knit embossing folder background. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I stamped and colored 2 of the pumpkins on the Whisper White card front and left them as is, with the stamped stem/leaves on top, and the 3rd pumpkin was stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out, and I stamped the Jack o Lantern face and add it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, and then added the Halloween greeting.

The cute polkadot paper behind the pumpkin piece is from the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper pack, found on page 51 of the new Holiday catalog.  #142022

Did you notice the pretty background?  It's the new Cable Knit embossing folder.. Oh my.. it's gorgeous!  Did you see it in my Holiday catalog product review video??  You can CLICK HERE to see that part of the video!   After that video I discovered that it's REALLY pretty to use the new sponge brayer on the embossed cardstock.. look a the beautiful dimension... actually, it's great with or without the brayered ink!

 

Stampin' Up! Cable Knit embossing folder - add dimension with the sponge brayer and ink! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

You'll find the Cable Knit embossing folder on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  #143537.

TIP:  when adhering an embossed piece of cardstock, I highly recommend the Multipurpose glue.

Find the new Sponge Brayer is in the annual catalog, page 180, #141714.

I felt really rusty trying to remember how to use and blend the colored pencils.. but if you want to know how I colored the pumpkins, here is my step by step tutorial:

How to color the Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

I really loved that wash background stamp 'behind' the pumpkins.. you'll find that stamp in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. It's on page 134 in the annual catalog, #137167.  Before stamping it, I masked the pumpkins, and also stamped off the Cajun Craze ink so that it wouldn't be too dark.

 

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Silver, Gold and Copper... super trendy!

Have you spotted all of the metallic products available in the current Stampin' Up! catalog!?  So many gold, silver and copper papers, accessories and fun products!

As a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, our titles are Bronze, Bronze Elite, Silver, Silver Elite, Gold, Gold, Gold Elite, Platinum or Platinum Elite depending on our sales and the demonstrators we have in our downline.   When someone in my Luv 2 Stamp Group promotes to a new title, I now have a program to send them some gold, silver or copper accessories and a congrats card!

 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions.

 

You can see those fun congrats cards above.. I asked Nicole Tugrul in my Luv 2 Stamp Group to make up a couple dozen cards for me to send to our Luv 2 Stamp Group members upon their title promotion, and these are the great designs she came up with! Don't you love them? She is a GREAT stamper!!

 

Gold silver bronze promotion gifts for the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Here is the box of gold, silver and copper goodies I initially purchased to send to Luv 2 Stamp Group members for their title promotions.. needless to say I now need to replenish my box!!

 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions.  featuring Sunburst thinlit die.

The Gold Hooray for You card features the Sunburst Thinlit die (pg 193 #140617) and the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate polkadot pattern sheet, along with a wonderful Gold Foil Metallic doily and Gold sequins.

 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Marquee Messages stamp set.

Above and Below.. these 2 cards feature Copper Embossing powder and the Marquee Messages stamp set. 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Marquee Messages stamp set.

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.

The "silver" level cards feature the gorgeous Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.. they are gold on one side and silver on the other, so they are quite versatile!!!

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.

Gold metallic doilies and Gold Foil paper complete these gorgeous cards!

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.

 

Thank you Nicole, for stamping these for our group!!  You are fabulous!

 

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I hope you purchased the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

 

I'm hoping you've purchased the Thoughtful Branches Bundle... Because.. I know you love using it for all 4 seasons!  It's a limited time offer stamp set and matching big shot framelit die set only available in August!!!  I LOVE the versatility of this set..  you can see some of the projects I've created with it at the bottom of this post.  Buy it here in my online store.  

Today I am featuring 3 different watercolor wash background cards using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and dies in different ways.

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card with watercolor wash background. card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Each of these cards is created with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper, layered onto Island Indigo or Whisper White cardstock, and onto a Marina Mist or Island Indigo folded card. 

I kept the color scheme very simple, and almost monochromatic for these winter or Christmas cards. 

The card below has the tree die cut layered on top of the watercolor wash, and the greeting is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  Be sure to stamp the greeting after the watercolor wash background has dried.

 

Thoughtful Branches card with watercolor wash background. card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

To create the watercolor wash background, use a 1" wide flat watercolor brush or Aqua Painter and dip into Marina Mist (or any blue) ink, but be sure to use a generous amount of water.  Wash back and forth onto your watercolor paper a few times.  THEN STOP.  I know you will want to "fuss" with it, but don't.  Just let it dry.. it will be beautiful :)

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card with watercolor wash background. card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

To create the white trees, stamp the trees in Versamark ink onto the watercolor paper and heat emboss them with clear embossing powder BEFORE doing the watercolor wash.  The wash will go right over the embossed images.

To create the beautiful copper stamped greeting, stamp the image from the Embellished Ornaments set in versamark ink and heat emboss with Copper embossing powder, then cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits.

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card with watercolor wash background. card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

If you have missed my Thoughtful Branches posts this month, I'm sharing a little recap of some of the Thoughtful Branches samples I've created in the collage below. 

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Thoughtful Branches card and 3-d projects. Stampin' Up! limited time offer bundle.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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My new 12x12 Paper Storage

 

I recently made some updates to my Stampin' Up! 12x12 Designer Series Paper storage in my stamp loft.  I learned about these great Storage Studio plastic sleeves from my friend Cindee, and several of you commented on them in my Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek video (see it here).

As promised, here is the info and update on how well these "Storage Studio" Paper Files work in my Stamp-n-Storage Paper Holders!  I replaced the old 12x12 holders I had with the Stamp-n-Storage paper holders to match my 8-1/2 x 11 holders, and I'm so happy with my paper wall of happiness!

 

12x12 Stampin' Up! paper storage solution update from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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Watch the VIDEO BELOW to see how I updated my 12x12 Designer Paper Storage!

 

 

 

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I also found them on Walmart.com and a couple other sites so you might search around before buying!

 

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To purchase Storage Studios Paper Files on Amazon - CLICK HERE

 

12x12 paper files from storage studios - Patty's Stamping Loft

 

These paper files are terrific, and I'm so glad Cindee told me about them!!

Nice and sturdy and they perfectly hold 2 packs of Designer Paper plus your scraps!!

 

12x12 Stampin' Up! paper storage solution update from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

12x12 Stampin' Up! paper storage solution update from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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Halloween Sneak Peek - Holiday Catalog 2016

 

When I opened my Bold Botanicals August Paper Pumpkin kit, the first thing I thought of was a spooky sky!!  Did you think of that, too?

So I created some Halloween cards using the backgrounds and folded cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and my brand new Spooky Fun stamp set, and Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies!!  This stamp set and edgelit die combo is actually a money-saving bundle on page 52 of the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!

 

Halloween Scenes Stampin Up! bundle meets August Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit, by Patty Bennett

 

Seriously.. don't you just see that spooky sky??  I love it!  I also used the circle from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and die cut the scalloped border with the Layering Circles framelits from a piece in the August kit.

Trick or Treat Halloween card with die cut fence and tree from PattyStamps.com  Halloween Scenes Stampin Up! bundle meets August Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit, by Patty Bennett

 

I die cut the tree, fence, pumpkins, bats, flying witch and tombstones with the Halloween Scenes edgelit dies .. you'll find these on page 52 in the new Holiday catalog.  Don't have a catalog?  Let me know.. I'll make sure you are on my list to receive one!

 

Spooky ghost stamp, die cut fence and tree Halloween card. Halloween Scenes Stampin Up! bundle meets August Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit, by Patty Bennett

 

Above.. I added some new Delightful Dijon grosgrain ribbon and Halloween Night Bakers Twine (pages 47 and 51) to the edge of this card.  I also added polkadot patterned paper from the Halloween Night Designer Series paper pack!

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Halloween Scenes Stampin Up! bundle meets August Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit, by Patty Bennett

 

So be sure to get this great Spooky Fun / Halloween Scenes bundle on your Holiday catalog wish list!!

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Halloween Scenes Stampin Up! bundle meets August Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit, by Patty Bennett

 

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Subscribe between now and Oct. 10th, and you'll pay full price for your Oct. kit ($19.95) and then you'll receive the Nov. kit for free!  Use promo code BOGO at checkout.

 

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