Hi everyone! I really wanted to participate in Papertrey's Blog Hop this month, and I nearly ran out of time! I was the very last entry and got it in right at 11:30pm!
I just love the picture Nichole and the team used as inspiration this month:
How could you not be inspired by this photo?
At first, I thought that I would make a card, but then I was surfing the net the other day and I came across this post by Jamie Lee at Bits of Paper. Her simple tutorial on how to make paper pumpkins gave me a great idea. Instead of using preprinted patterned paper for this project, I made my own using my limited stash of Papertrey stamps and papers. From the pictures below you will see that I used PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, Mellon Berry, Spring Moss, New Leaf, and Orange Zest cardstock cut into 5.5" circles.
I used the following stamp sets to create the different papers: Iconic Images, Holiday Photo Finishers, Beatiful Blooms II, Background Basics: Retro, Signature Greetings, Mehndi Medallion, and Big & Bold Wishes. Most were stamped with some old SU inks, but a couple were stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The stem on top is just a piece of Chocolate cardstock rolled up and tied with a few ribbons from my stash.
I threw this project together in about an hour and a half, which was pretty quick considering I had not designed even one paper before starting. If I had had more time, I would have added a few leaves to the top and done some better photography, but what you see is what you get! Hope you like it!
As always, thanks for visiting!