Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hooked on Craft Challenge #12 - Something Punched

Dearest Readers,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Happy 11-11-11! What a fun date to be born on! It's also one of those great dates to be married on so your significant other won't forget your anniversary too easily! Was it a lucky day for you? It was a wonderful day for me! When you read this post, though, it won't be 11-11-11 as I'm writing early to post at a later date.

I have such a fun card to share with you. The challenge at Hooked on Craft for this fortnight is "Something Punched." You may include anything punched or diecut on your project. The project will run from November 14 until November 26. There are so many options for you to use as well as themes. The Design Team has created such wonderful projects for inspiration. What an array of colors and themes! I hope you will join in the challenge! As always, Karen has provided a wonderful prize for one lucky participant!

I'd like to share my inspirational card with you. I hope you like it. I had seen something similar on a blog a few years ago. Here is the link: I never forgot how that gal had made a pumpkin shaped card using her Nesties. I knew I had to make one, too! Because I am in the Northern Hemisphere, we're having Fall right now. I wanted to keep to the Fall theme because of the yummo leaves and flowers that Karen carries at Hooked on Craft. Here is my card:

Isn't that little duckling adorable? I thought his happy little image just matched the sentiment perfectly. You can find the duckling HERE.

I created the pumpkin shape by repeating a Nestabilities die cut three times, embossing each piece, positioning them so that they looked like a pumpkin shape, gluing them together, and cutting the base so they were even. I inked the edges to add some additional depth. Next, I drew the stem and vines, embossed the paper strips, cut them, inked them, and attached them into place. I then traced the shape onto a folded piece of cardstock to form the card base and attached the decorated pumpkin topper to the front of the folded card. Does this make sense? I didn't want the embossed pumpkin to be the front flap of the card. I wanted it to be the cover attached to the front flap.

Now comes the fun part! The embellishing of the pumpkin! I used the most amazing mulberry oak leaves from Hooked on Craft. I loved the Autumnal colors! You can find the Fall Mulberry Oak Leaves HERE. I also used two yellow Daffodils and an orange Tiger Lily. The little sunflower is from my stash.

Now to the inside! Here it is:

Because the challenge was to use something punched, I went die cut crazy! LOL The left side has an assortment of layered die cuts. The center flower is from my stash while the orange Tiger Lilies are from Hooked on Craft.

On the right side, I repeated the flower pattern and added an embossed die cut panel for a personal note. I used machine stitching around both decorative mats prior to embellishing.

I hope you like my little pumpkin. I had a great time making it! I couldn't have done it without the wonderful supplies from Hooked on Craft!

Have a wonderful week! I hope you will join in the challenge. I can't wait to see what you submit! Good luck gals!


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Kelly said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I absolutely love your pumpkin creation. Your decorations (both inside and out) are wonderful!
Hugs, Kelly xxx

Anne said...

this is a beauiful card.. you are very creative..thanks for sharing..

Trish and Treasure said...

Very cute little ducking and I love how you combined your papers and did your design!
Trish Munro

Mandy said...

Hi Chris,
Wow this is simply stunning,I love everything about it....Such talent and such gorgeous work....
Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Oh Chris, this is adorable! I love your little pumpkin creation! Delightful!
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous and what a fabulous design!!!!! Wow I love this!!!!!1 You did an excellent job on this one Chris!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Sandy said...

You know not only is this out of this world wonderful and beautiful, it brought a big smile to my face. You really make outstanding cards Chris.