Sunday, September 4, 2016

Grateful for Pumpkin Spice Season (PP311)

Happy Sunday everyone.  For my US friends, I hope you are enjoying the long Labor Day weekend.  We're still cleaning up around here from Hurrican Hermine that passed through north Florida early Friday morning.  Fortunately, no major damage for us and we all even got a day off from school and work--a Florida "snow day"!  Jaydee is our hostess-with-the-mostest this week at The Paper Players and she has a fun theme challenge for us:
So, I really wanted to make a shaped circle card--not something I do very often.  This being the start of September and the official beginning of Pumpkin Spice season, I wanted to make a shaped pumpkin card.  My first attempt ended looking more like an orange so I hope Jaydee doesn't mind that my card uses an enlongated circle....
OK, so it's actually an oval but what is an oval really?  Just a circle stretched out!  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  I used my largest Oval Framelit to cut the pumpkin from Naturals Ivory [retired & hoarded] cardstock.  I cut another, smaller oval and popped it up with dimensionals.  I sponged all the edges with Sahara Sand ink to add shading and dimension.
The pumpkin stem was cut with the tree stump die from the Thoughtful Branches set.  The leaves were cut from Copper Foil paper and Always Artichoke cardstock with the leaf die from Flourish Thinlit dies.  The twine is some [retired] Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine.  Lastly the sentiment is from the Acorny Thank You stamp set and punched out with the Washi Label punch.

I really like the way my pumpkin shaped card turned out.  Although, I must admit, I didn't finish the inside because I have no idea who I will send it to!  I'm going to wait for just the right moment.  

But don't wait to go check out the rest of my pals on the Paper Players design team.  I know they have lots of circular inspiration for you!  If you want to play along with our challenge, just remember that it closes on Friday, September 9 at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team





10 comments:

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOSH, I love this! I hoard my Naturals paper too, but I am glad you broke into your stash, because this is awesome! The Artichoke and Copper leaves are such a beautiful accessory!! You nailed this!

Linda Callahan said...

This is fabulous and then some! Beautifully done....and the leaves are gorgeous! You are so talented girl!

Joanne James said...

Circle or oval, who cares when it looks as good as this Nance?! I LOVE those leaves and thanks for the Thoughtful Branches truck tip - the perfect stalk!

Jaydee said...

Nance, so glad you came through the hurricane safely and how fun to have a Florida "snow day!" I am obsessed with this card. I love the colors, I love the shading and I love those leaves. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend and I don't mind at all that you used elongated circles :-)
Thanks for rocking my challenge this week
Hugs
Jaydee

Elisha said...

Gorgeous card - I have of stash of Naturals White too!! I will give this a try:-). Thank you for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Lovely card Nance, the Natural white paper is perfect and great idea to use your circle and oval dies. Love the pumpkin stalk too. The branches are gorgeous, love the copper color.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance love this pumpkin card, especially in white... I have been seeing so many white pumpkins lately... very homey and fits with ALL the Fall d├ęcor.
Love the leaves and one each in gold/deep green. nice The touch of twine is perfect.
Hugs.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, you are a genius! This is just fabulous! Love the natural paper and that copper foil is an amazing accent! I love Fall and this card just makes me SMILE! So thankful you didn't have much damage from the hurricane! XXX

laurie said...

VERY clever! I LOVE this pumpkin card..that copper foil is awesome and the sponging just adds so much. Fun idea Nance!!!

stampwithsandy said...

The first thing that caught my eye about your post is your new blog header, love it! Wait, it is new, right?! You made me laugh out loud with your elongated circle story, Nance. Love your shaped card, so clever and beautiful :) Love the gold and twine accents, too.