Saturday, September 3, 2016

Thoughtful Branches in the Pumpkin Patch

I'm a great believer in making the most use of my stamp sets, so sometimes I turn the stamp side ways, upside down to see if that triggers an idea.

That's what happened today with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  I turned it upside down and the tree looked like pumpkin. So I went with it, and when I showed the completed card to my son he said he would never had known it was a tree turned into a pumpkin if I had not told him.

Now, I know you've been informed that this stamp and thinlet bundle would not be available after Aug 31, but Stampin' Up has indicated that more sets are available so they can be ordered while supplies last.

I started with a 4 1/4 by 11" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and folded it in half to make a top fold card.
Two different texture stamps were used on the next Whisper White layer.  First, using Crumb Cake ink and  the Timeless Texture stamp set, the edges of the Whisper White piece were distressed.  A couple of the swirls were stamped in random areas.  Because I wanted to cover the entire front of this piece I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped various dot sizes randomly across the front.

Then I die cut the following from the Beautiful Branches thinlet/dies:  I pumpkin pie tree; 3  open veined leaves in Old Olive;  and 3 single leaves in Always Artichoke; a chocolate chip tree trunk.  I curled 2 tiny slivers of Always Artichoke card stock around a small paint brush handle to make swirls.

Before I assembled the pumpkin, all edges were sponged - the pumpkin tree with Pumpkin Pie ink; the leaves with Always Artichoke.

The pumpkin was then assembled as shown in the picture.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Texture
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Papers:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Beautiful Branches thinlet dies


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