Even though I got my Mojo on yesterday to play along with Mojo Monday 259, I ran out before I could post it to my blog, lol. I absolutely love this sketch, it is so much fun! This is another one of those cards that just came together somehow--I was making a 3D pumpkin with the new Artiste Cartridge right before I saw the fabulous sketch, and it took off from there! ;)
Can you find the pumpkin in the photo? ;) This is part of one of the cuts from the 3D Pumpkin cut at 4 inches on page 78 of the Artiste Handbook. I was in a texture driven mood, so there is a lot to point out in this one. First of all, here is the sketch:
I have been very blingy lately, so knew right away that a button from the BLING ASSORTMENT would find it's way into the mix. It really did make the perfect center for my flower from the JUST BLOOMS™ FLORET PAPER SHAPES. The leaf is also from this same assortment.
Buttons! I wanted to add some too, so used a couple from the Buttons GREEN ASSORTMENT.
Hemp tied to the center of the buttons added another element of texture, and I loved the twisty-ness with my pumpkin theme. The large family sentiment from the AUTUMN LANE ASSORTMENT was begging me to add it, so I caved in--the results are just what I wanted.
Next up, a little heat embossing. I wanted to compliment my Bling with some silver. Plus--don't you just love watching the powder turn all shiny with the heating tool? I do! Any excuse to use it works for me! I used the new Mimi (lol...I mean mini) Pigment Ink in Whisper, the swirly stamp from Harvest Happiness My Acrylix Set, and then our Silver Embossing Powder. The new Pigment Inks stay wet longer so you can use them easily in this way.
Now, we have come full circle back to the part of the card that started it all--the pumpkin. I used the Musical Flourish Cuttlebug embossing folder by Provo Craft on the shape after cutting the Goldrush Cardstock on my cricut. Then I sanded it down to let some of the white core pop. I love how all of our Close to My Heart papers have a solid white core! I hand-cut a piece of Cocoa Cardstock to mat the pumpkin shape and used my white gel pen to add some dots. The green strip you see in the middle of the card is Topiary Cardstock that I used my paper distresser on to rough up the edges.
Thanks for stopping in to see my latest Mojo Monday creation! You can play along too--I highly recommend it!