Saturday, October 15, 2022

Spooky Pumpkin - Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest

   I wanted to play along with the fun colors over at As You See It Challenge.  It's a set of colors that screamed Halloween to me and the inspiration photo was my inspiration for my blended alcohol inked background to go with the pumpkin.

  I started this with a bright Parakeet Party base.  I made the background square using Blends markers, vellum and rubbing alcohol.  I've described this technique in this post and it's really easy and makes for a unique background each time.  I mounted the finished vellum piece onto a Basic White square to make the colors really pop and then backed it with a Starry Sky panel.

  The 'boo!' is cut out of black glimmer paper and foam sheets for a nice big sentiment.  Some black baker's twine is wrapped around the panel a few times then tied in a bow.

  The pumpkin from Hello Harvest is stamped in Memento and colored in with Parakeet Party and Mango Melody blends.  I hand cut the jack 'o lantern fave pieces from Black Glimmer.  The pumpkin is adhered with dimensionals and a few black Classic Matte dots are added for more detail.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hello Harvest

Ink: Memento Black

Blends: Starry Sky dark, Parakeet Party light & dark, Mando Melody light & dark (retired)

Paper: Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Basic White, vellum, Black Glimmer paper

Accessories: Rustic Pumpkin dies, Playful Alphabet dies (retired), foam dimensional sheets, black baker's twine, Classic Matte Dots 


  1. This is wonderful, Amanda! Love that bright pumpkin, and your Blends background is stunning! I love how distinct the colors stay with your technique! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

  2. That blended alcohol ink background is a great Halloween backdrop! Your pumpkin and sentiment are perfect! Thanks for getting colourful with us at As You See It Challenges!

  3. Wow! That background is gorgeous! It gives a mysterious feeling which perfect for a Halloween card! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

  4. That swirled ink background panel is awesome Amanda - it adds a great etheral feel that works perfectly for Halloween and your pumpkin makes a great focal point. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge over at As You See It this week!


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