Sunday, September 20, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2020 - It's Pumpkin Season

Happy Autumn, well almost! The Fall is my favorite time of the year, from the colors, the special foods, and the cooler weather. I love every part of it. Today, I have a card to celebrate this time of year, and of course it is made with the new stamps, stencils, and Shifter Stencils from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous. This candy corn colored make might have been my favorite using all the new goods, and I used many things to put it together so this is a lengthy post. Hope you like it, and Happy Pumpkin Season everyone! Enjoy.
Cut Specialty Stamping Paper to 3 x 5. Stamp pumpkin on a sticky note and cut out, with sticky part along bottom of pumpkin. Stamp a pumpkin on the top of the SSP using Jet Black Archival and Stamping Platform. Allow to dry or lightly use heat tool to dry. NOTE: When using SSP always make sure ink is dry before touching, as the ink stays wet longer. Place sticky note pumpkin on stamped pumpkin, and stamp another pumpkin below making sure stem part will not be stamped, for a stacked look. Repeat process for a third and bottom pumpkin. Dry.  
Use sticky note pumpkin to mask again while coloring over each pumpkin using Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool, using candy corn colors and pattern...bottom in Squeezed Lemonade, middle in Carved Pumpkin, but the top left white.
The next part requires patience and time. Lay the pumpkin sticky note on the middle pumpkin, and using the smallest Multi Dot Shifter Stencil, ink over the yellow pumpkin using Mustard Seed Distress Ink, just the first set of cirlces. Let dry, and then place stencil on again in the same spot, and using a palette knife spread Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through the stenciled area. Let this dry about 30 minutes.
Doing the same, move to the first pumpkin and ink in Antique Linen Distress Ink, let dry, and place stencil on again and apply paste. After both pumpkins are dry, repeat the process on the middle pumpkin with Spiced Marmalade and paste. (I made two cards, so that is why you are seeing two stacks of pumpkins.) Set the pumpkins aside and move on to the background.
Cut Heavystock to 3 1/4 x 6 1/4. Cut black cardstock to 3 1/2 x 6 1/2, orange cardstock to 3 5/8 x 6 3/4, black polka dot velvet paper to 4 x 7, and a kraft card base 4 x 7, and set black, orange, dots, and kraft aside. Take the large Deco Arch Layering Stencil, and lay on a sticky note. Trace the arches line 2 and 1/2 arches up, remove stencil, complete the lines, and cut this out for a mask, using the cut off side for a mask as well, or you can make another one of that side.
Place the mask on the underside of the stencil so that only the first 2 and a half arches are seen, and then lay over heavy stock piece. Ink over the arches using Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Mowed Lawn, making a grass look.
Place the other mask over the top of the grass area. Lay the large Multi Dot Stencil over the heavystock. Apply a dot of Picket Fence Distress Paint to glass mat, and using a clean foam on an Ink Blending Tool, pounce over the paint to absorb it evenly and lightly into the foam. Pounce over the stencil. It will be hard to see, put if you hold it up to the light you will be able to see the paint. Let this dry a few minutes, and do the same after moving and shifting the stencil over to cover up the painted circles, and then pounce on the paint into the other circles. Let this dry a few minutes. Clean stencil.
Leaving the same mask in place, ink over the sky area with Speckled Egg Distress Ink. Remove the mask, and flick water over the whole piece of heavystock letting the ink watermark. Use a clean paper towel to clean off the ink from the white circles. Dry and then ink the edges of the paper with Antique Linen. Stitch around the grass area if desired.
Using Picket Fence Distress Ink, stamp sentiment onto black cardstock, and heat emboss with clear powder. Trim and cut apart into two pieces. Type sentiment on computer, print, cut out, and mount on orange cardstock. Add sentiments to card top. Add butterfly sticker. I powdered the wings so they wouldn't stick, and only the middle sticks down so the wings prop up.
Making sure all three pumpkins are dry, ink over the second part of the Multi Dot Stencil shifting it over to cover the gloss circles, using the same inks over the pumpkins, but not using paste. These circles are just inked.
When dry, cut out the stacked pumpkins, and use Distress Markers to add shadows to the pumpkins, as well as color the edges of the them, and the stem of course. I used Mustard Seed on the yellow, Spiced Marmalade on the orange, and Antique Linen on the white, and three greens on the stems. Cut slits in the grass area with a craft knife so the pumpkins can slide behind. Adhere heavystock to black cardstock, and distress edges. Mount on orange, then circle paper, and finally onto card front. Foam tape pumpkins to front of card, making sure pumpkins are under the grasses you cut apart.
(Glass Mat, Stamping Platform, Sticky Notes, Heat Tool, Scissors, Distress Tool, Ink Blending Tool,
Palette Knife, Water Mister, Stamping Block, Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Craft Knife, Foam Tape )
-Ranger Surfaces: Specialty Stamping Paper, Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Snarky Cat Halloween, Tiny Text Halloween
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade,
 Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Speckled Egg, Picket Fence
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil: Shifter Multi Dots (Small, Large), Deco Arch
-Ranger Texture Paste: Transparent Gloss
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Halloween Paper Stash, Classic Kraft Stock, Curiosities Sticker Book

Now it's time for more Autumn makes, so I'm off to get my hands dirty. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon too!


  1. What fun pumkins and such wonderful use of the stencils. Still waiting for my cats to arrive.

  2. We don't really have candy corn in the UK, unless you go to specialist shops, but I've spent enough time on your side of the Atlantic to know your pumpkins catch the look perfectly (in fact, it's one of the things my sister-in-law used to ask me to bring back when the timing of my visit worked for it!). Love how you've used those arches to create the landscaping - so clever.
    Alison x

  3. Love the polka dots on the pumpkins...yes, it is pumpkin everything time of year...LOL. My favorite time of year as well, except for the rag-weed allergies...aaahh-choo...LOL. Makes it hard to do anything with such watery the cooler temps...

  4. You really created the most wonderful background with your masking and cutting the slits in the 'grass' creates a beautiful grounding for those wonderful pumpkins. So creative and oh so clever! Anne xx

  5. This turned out beautiful, love the color choices!

  6. Oh, Anita! This is just so gorgeous! I adore pumpkins...and polka dots! Toput them together in a big ole' pile makes my heart happy! The colors in this card are fabulous...and all the time you spent creating these gorgeous layers is impressive. What a beauty! Thanks, Beautiful Soul, for making my heart smile today! Love you!

  7. I adore polka dots and these pumpkins are just too cute! Just got my Snarky Halloween stamps and cannot waitvti get inky! TFS


  8. Seriously fabulous! I'm really digging the polka dot pumpkins. The idea of adding a round design to a veggie that is fundamentally round(ish) in shape is so fun and full of visual harmony.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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