Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gather the Pumpkins - Stampin' Up! Gather Together

  It's hard to get in the mood for fall and winter cards when the weather is clearly stuck on summer mode.  We had a hot and humid weekend and now school sports games are being rescheduled for later in the month due to the heat.  The weather apps are showing the little cactus icon for the next few days so you don't miss the fact that everything is melting outside.  Welcome to 'fall' in Central Virginia :)  Happy October!

  I have a few fall card designs up my sleeve that I created for my last class so even if the weather isn't cooperating with the season the stamping ideas are!

  Pumpkin picking places are in full swing even if you'll end up with baked pumpkin mush on your front porch in this heat!  I learned soon after moving here that you can't carve your pumpkins much before Halloween or they rot in the heat.  Good times.  For now I'm sticking with paper versions.  One of my stampers pointed out to me all the different colors decorating pumpkins are now coming in so I thought we would go non-traditional colors for this class card.

  The base is Sahara Sand stamped with the large leaf from Gather Together in the same color in.  Next is a flag made with the beautiful Come to Gather DSP.  The Pretty Peacock is such a lovely color.

  The cluster of pumpkins are stamped in Pretty Peacock and colored with Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock Blends.  Another leaf is tucked behind them with the sentiment stamped in Pretty Peacock and they are all mounted on a punched and sponged circle.

  The Braided Linen Trim is a nice accent on the stem of the largest pumpkin.

  Stay cool and get some stamping done!  I need to restock the freezer with ice pops!

Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gather Together

Ink: Sahara Sand, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron

Blends: Mint Macaron light & dark, Pretty Peacock light

Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Come to Gather DSP

Accessories: Gathered Leaves dies, circle punch/die, dimensionals, Braided Linen trim

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