*WooHoo! I Rocked the Mashup with this card!*
When the Friday Mashup called for a project using pumpkins, I immediately thought of the fun retired Fall Fest bundle. What could be more fun than pumpkins combined with Hallowe'en?
The challenge reads:
Create a project with Pumpkins
Create a project using Die Cuts to create a Frame
or Mash it Up! and create a project with Pumpkins and a Die cut Frame
Of course I decided to mashup the challenge and used pumpkins as well as a die-cut frame. The frame is a lovely deep, matte black because I've cut it from a piece of Chalkboard paper.
My Mum always cautioned me: waste not, want not. So I took that spider's web which was left over from last week\s challenge (I replaced it with a white web for the inlay) and built my card around that. I also had a piece of embossed brick wall left over from a card for which I had carefully ripped off half the wall. Combined with a piece of Pacific Point which happened to be laying on my table, I had enough to create a scenic layer. Sponging some Basic Grey around the perimeter of the Pacific Point helped create a better night sky.
I stamped one pumpkin using Tangelo Twist and the other using Pumpkin Pie. The stem on each is Mossy Meadow. Then I stamped three leaves using Mossy Meadow. I cut all the images out using the matching framelits dies and then looked around for a scrap of vellum. I wanted my ghost to be wraith-like. In order to get the ghost image without inking the whole stamp, I took my Basic Black Stampin' Marker and just went around the perimeter plus around the eyes and mouth. Stamped on the vellum, it left only the outline. Once that had dried, I cut it out using the matching framelit die.
Assembling the card was lots of fun. I used several adhesives: the Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, the Fine-Tip Glue pen and the Fast Fuse.
Don't you just love the way you can see through the ghostly shape? I think the retired googly eyes were the perfect finishing touch.
For more cards using the challenge theme, check out this week's Friday Mashup.