This Saturday the craft industry is celebrating World Cardmaking Day, so this week on the blog we’ll be featuring handmade cards from our design team. First up is Shellye with a cute and clever fall card she made using the…wait for it…Crush Valentine’s Day collection. What? Check it out below!
This beautiful photo on Pinterest caught my eye, so it used it for inspiration:
I started by making the pumpkin from a 3X5 piece of the “Love Defined” paper. I used the Alphabet Punch Board and rounded the edges as you would in making the “O”. Next I punched the decorative “v” shape into one side. I used a dark orange chalk ink to add some shading around the edge of the pumpkin.
I also wanted to add some fun texture, so I used the smallest tool from the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and black/orange twine to whip up a fun embellishment. They’re quite fun to make (I’m thinking a string of these would be cute for a Halloween garland!)
The pumpkin was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive and then embellished with an acetate star from the Crush Ephemera Pack and the pom pom.
To mimic the decoration on the inspiration photo, I used the gold comma stickers from the Crush Thickers and then topped a few with aqua enamel dots from my stash.
“Happy Fall” was spelled out using the letter stickers found on the Crush Sticker Assortment Sheet.
To carry out the aqua color, the “Hypnotized” paper was used as a mat and then mounted onto the 5X7 card front.