Welcome! Cool evenings, changing leaves, a nip of frost in the air. . . Wait, not yet! We still haven't had our requisite two weeks of summer in the U.P. of Michigan yet! Only the zucchini squash has started producing in my garden, and I'm making Fall cards already. Aren't these stitched pumpkins sweet? They are from JustRite's Fall Appliqué clear stamps set, and the background is the Stitched Vines Cling Background Stamp.
I chose the large and medium pumpkins for my card front. Since I knew that I intended to stamp a second medium pumpkin and pop it up with foam tape, I didn't bother with any masking, though I did stamp both pumpkins on the base layer for placement purposes.
Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color the pumpkins. For the background, I colored the leaves with a Copic YG03 for a subtle tone-on-tone effect with the Simply Chartreuse cardstock.
I used two dies from the Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A set, one to cut and emboss the vine background, and the other to partially cut the rectangular focal image. Where the image extends past the borders on the left and top, I stopped short of cutting all the way through the cardstock--cutting that part by hand, then placed it back in the die template and embossed the edge with an embossing stylus.