• Jenni

Great Pumpkin - Not 2 Shabby

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"

That line was in my head as soon as I finished this card! 😂


My original idea for this project was to create an interactive card using this new, absolutely adorable, pumpkin digital stamp from Not 2 Shabby. However, once I had the pumpkin all colored up, I really liked how it looked. So instead, I decided to use some Copic markers and distress inks to add a background.

*I thought I should mention that I had altered the image slightly to use with my first card idea and so it does not look exactly like the digital stamp in the Not 2 Shabby shop. (Actual image shown below)

For my card, I started by sizing the image pretty large, onto an A2 sized panel. After printing onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock, I colored in the pumpkin with Copic markers.

That is when I decided to mask off a moon shape and a hill using masking paper and grabbed some inks. I used wilted violet, dusty concord, blueprint sketch and black soot distress inks with a blending brush to create the background.

After my sky was blended I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process. Next, I used some more Copic markers to color in the grassy hill and add texture to the moon.

The next step includes, what my lovely friend Marie, from Thoughtful Studio, has coined "The Stardust Technique." I take a white gel pen and add a "dusting" of tiny white dots in areas where light would generally hit. Almost like taking a handful of sparkles and blowing them across the page. 😊✨

I added tiny white dots onto the grass and the pumpkin and larger more dispersed dots in the sky to create stars.

Then, I popped the whole panel onto an A2 110 lb. white card base using liquid adhesive.

You can find the digi I used here:

Cute Pumpkin Face:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)


Distress Inks

Wilted Violet:

Dusty Concord:

Blueprint Sketch:

Black Soot:


Sizzix Framelits, Circles:

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