If you’re looking for the Technique Tuesday post, you can find that here.
A new month, a new challenge at Connie Can Crop. This month’s theme is Pumpkin Spice and we are challenged to use a pumpkin or the colors of orange and brown on our project.
I decided to make a departure from card making by creating a 3D Pumpkin Strips with Sunflower created by Paper Crafting World exclusively for Pazzles Craft Room. You can find this fabulous file (and many more) in the Pazzles image library for PCW.
For the strips, I used Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metal Cardstock by Darice. The pack includes Gold, Silver and Bronze. The Bronze was a great choice for the pumpkin with its burnt orange appearance. The pumpkin cut file has a pattern down each strip, which would be beautiful if embossed. I have a brand new Silhouette Curio sitting here which would have done the job, but I stuck with my Silhouette Cameo. Instead of embossing, I did a shallow cut using the advanced cutting option by line selection; the outer edges were cut with the card stock setting and the shallow lines were cut using the copy paper setting.
The core (and back) of the paper is Kraft, but I decided it would look better in black, so I ran my Memento Ink Pad over the back side of the strips for my first attempt at making this. Yes, I said first attempt. Turns out, this paper isn’t thick enough to hold it’s shape so my first pumpkin looked more like a zucchini.
So, for my second attempt, I cut the strips a second time slightly narrower and attached them inside the bronze strips. I used silk leaves I got at A. C. Moore and topped them with flowers cut from Stampin’ Up’s So Saffron polka dot with a copper glimmer brad in the center of each. For the stem, I used retired Stampin’ Up Felt Chocolate Chip ribbon.
Now it’s your turn to enter a project in the monthly challenge.
You can find all the details here. See you over there and good luck!