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Wed 09

Pumpkin Stack Halloween
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Today I have a slimline (SL) pumpkin stack Halloween card featuring the Autumn Pumpkin die from the current 2023 Fall release.
The pumpkins were die cut out of three gradient orange papers from the Sunny Orange paper pack.  Added details to them using Copic Sketch markers YR02, YR24 and YR27.  The pumpkins to the left of the card in the photo above show the before and after the added details.  The happy face (I’m not a fan of scary or mean or gory looking faces) was created with the Shining Star and Circle Basics die sets.  Started by die cutting black cardstock using the largest star die.
Die cut the top piece with a circle die to form the mouth (pictured left below).  Die cut the other piece with the star die for an eye (pictured right below).  Repeated the process for the second eye.  The nose is pretty straight forward and was also die cut out with the star die.


The witch hat was die cut from black, pitch black and black glitter papers.  Assembled the pumpkin stack, then added shading with YR24/27 and E09 Copic Sketch markers under the hat and pumpkins.
Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the bottom two pumpkins, then added drop highlights with a white gel pen.
The background panel is Bristol paper die cut out with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle die.  A circle moon mask was then die cut from masking paper and adhered off-the-edge at the top before ink blending Peacock Feathers and Black Soot distress inks (DI).  For some texture and a spooky feel, lightly dragged Black Soot DI cube down the length of the panel.  Splattered with diluted black gouache paint for even more texture.

Removed the moon mask and applied black ink remaining on the blender brush to give the moon texture/dimension.  Ink smooshed a scrap piece of mixed media paper with orange/brown/black dye inks to die cut the leaves from.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white 3.75”x8.75” slimline card base to finish.

That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.





WOW!!! Such creative and wonderful card! Love so much how you realized the face, thanks for sharing the process, very interesting way to stretch your dies. Your colouring is awesome as always!

I definitely need this witch's hat, Trina! What a fun Halloween card!

So cute, Trina! And I love your DIY face--so creative!

Your talent and imagination are the greatest. This card is awesome. Thanks for sharing your creative process.

That face made me smile Trina ! The background excellently shows off the focal point ! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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