Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkins



PrintI'm really enjoying my MFT Primitive Pumpkins stamp set & dies this year, so I've made more Halloween cards than usual. The fun grid sketch for MFT WSC challenge provided my layout & the colors & pumpkins on the napkin in the photo were my inspiration. 
We have a lovely boutique in our little town--mostly I just admire the beautiful items & occasionally buy a gift there. Fortunately, they also carry lots of May Arts ribbon which they sell by the yard. Couldn't resist a yard of this pretty one which turned out to be perfect for this card.  
Simple to make, except for keeping the grid pieces in order before getting them glued down! I thought I did, but no--finally had to look at the Cuttlebug Embossing folder package after 15 minutes of struggling--LOL!  I'll also enter the PaperCrafts October Gallery challenge, SSS Monday & Fusion.
Thought you might like to see how color totally changes a card. The glue showed through my felt the day after I took the picture of THIS card & I wasn't really happy with it anyway. Here's the re-do which I like much better. 
Thanks for taking time to visit my blog.

18 comments:

  1. Stinking glue!! You reworked it beautifully, though.

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  2. Super cute cards Greta! The embossed background on the first looks fab! Lovin' all the pumpkins!

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  3. Pretty pumpkins! I like both versions!

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  4. Great cards, and yes color does sometimes make a huge difference! There is a scramble this afternoon at 2 pm pacific over at hero arts.

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  5. both cards are wonderful, greta! it is amazing how changing up the color can make a card look so very different!

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  6. Gorgeous creations! Love those pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  7. Awww what cute pumpkins, this is so sweet!!

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  8. This card is really cute. I love that you die cut the burlap and it goes so well with the pumpkins. The pearls add a festive touch.

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  9. I ended before I was ready! Your first card is the bomb! Cutting up the squares is very cool but I see why it could be a challenge if they got out of order! I do love the card and it's very creative. the ribbon is beautiful.

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  10. Both are fun! I love your design on the first and the use of velum! Thanks for joining us at Fusion this week!

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  11. I agree with you!
    This is really interesting Greta, I'm split between the two and I'm still trying to understand why!
    Amazing what a different background will do. I would automatically pick the first one to be more masculine and the second more feminine...isn't it something? pre-conceived notions perhaps?
    Thank You

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  12. Two lovely pumpkin cards Greta! Thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

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  13. HAHAHAHA, an all black puzzle would be tricky! I can relate :) I love that ribbon too. And what a different feel on the second card - love the embossed pumpkins on the background, and the burlap!

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  14. LOVELY pumpkims!!! AMAZING colors, lovely addition to the FUSION Gallery of cards, LOVE it, thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!

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  15. These are fabulous :) I love the embossed black grid, looks really amazing. Thank you for sharing with Fusion!

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  16. Pretty pumpkin delights here, Greta! The black grid and stunning ribbon are delightful complements to those sweet pumpkins on the first card; the burlap, browns and embossing on the second...so unique. I'm glad you're not asking me to choose a favourite; they're both perfect!
    Hugs~c

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