Probably lots of folks. However, I did not make this card for lots of folks. I made it for a little someone who will be having an October birthday. Apropos, don’t you think?
I think we all need to let Stampin’ Up! know that we want them to introduce an Oxide ink. I recently heard about the Ranger Distress Oxide inks and thought I would try them to see if they really are as good as advertised. I think they are. They blend beautifully and never go to ‘mud’. So, I used them for the background for this card. The card base is Basic Black, making a nice frame for the sponged background, which looks and feels chalky, but doesn’t rub off.
I then stamped in Basic Gray an image from The Open Sea stamp set on the left, and a texture stamp from Touches of Texture on the upper right corner.
The black branch is die cut with one of the thinlits from Seasonal Layers. The owl is punched with the retired Owl punch in Early Espresso. His breast is punched from Tangerine Tango, the eye rings from Daffodil Delight and the eyes in Early Espresso. Initially I punched the tiny eye pupils from black, but decided in the end to use the Metallic Enamel Dots for his eye centers. I think he is so cute!
Black pumpkins behind the colorful ones set them off nicely and make a sort of shadow effect. The vines are black just because I like it. The squash and pumpkin on the left are die cut from the scrap of sponging and stamped in Basic Gray with images from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set. All are cut with the Patterned Pumpkins framelits. The Jack-O-Lantern on the right is cut from Pumpkin Pie and sponged lightly with Basic Gray to tone it down. All others are cut from Tangerine Tango and stamped in Pumpkin Pie.
The sentiment is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set and is stamped in Basic Black. using my Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker I made a question mark.
The inside sentiment panel is cut from Pumpkin Pie and glued to a Tangerine Tango mat. YOU is stamped in Basic Black just using that part of Thank you from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I hand drew the exclamation mark with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Blast and is also stamped in Basic Black.
The pumpkins at the bottom are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and he squash in Basic Gray
I didn’t want a white envelope, so dug through my stash for a lightweight paper in some shade of orange and made one using the Envelope Punch Board. Two pumpkins are stamped in Basic Gray on the front. I did nothing further as the dots are enough.
I hope you like this card. It was so much fun making it.
Card Cuts: Basic Black: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″, branch, pumpkins 4″ x 5″; Whisper White: sentiment art panel 5″ x 8-1/4″, trimmed to 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ after sponging; Tangerine Tango: inside mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″; pumpkins, owl breast 2-1/2″ x 4″; Pumpkin Pie: inside sentiment panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, pumpkin 2″ x 2″‘; Early Espresso: Owl and eyes 2″ x 2″; Daffodil Delight: eye rings small scrap, 1/2″ x 1″
Non Stampin’ Up! products used: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink pads for sponging the front.
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