Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pumpkins and Puppies - Trick or Treat

Is there anything cuter than puppies?  Well, maybe puppies popping out of pumpkins?  That was surely a tongue twister.  Mary-Ann here today sharing my first creation with this months Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Cute and Spooky.  There is a special add-on this month for subscribers, you can get the "Too Cute to Spook" stamp set for $7.99, regularly $14.99.  If your a dog lover, like a our designer, than this is what the doctor ordered!!  If your a Halloween lover, than this too, is for you!  This entire kit is packed with fun spooky product, for any crafter.  

Above is my finished card.  Super bright and full of cuteness.  Only trouble I had, was deciding on whether I wanted a golden lab or a chocolate one!

I started by stamping three images of the same stamp on scrap white paper.  I colored two of the pumpkins only and one complete stamped image.  I colored these completely because these will be my top pieces. I then trimmed the colored pieces out.  See below.

Next, I stamped my image on a sticky note.  I used this as a mask so I could get only the stamped images that I wanted.  Only wanting the pumpkin, I placed the head of the dog down and stamped just the pumpkin.

Here, I only wanted the top of the pumpkin, so you can see that I placed down the stick note pumpkin piece, to just get the top of the pumpkin.  If you can get past my dirty acrylic block!!

The top piece you see is going to be the base piece of my card.  I did not bother coloring the entire image, it will not be seen.  However, the edges may be, so I colored them with colored water pencils and used a blender pen for blending.  For those of you who are clever with Copics, those can be used in place of pencils.  I am not as savvy, so pencils allow more forgiveness.  I trimmed out the lower piece you see above with fine tip scissors.  Keeping only the colored pieces.  I backed these with foam tape and applied directly over the top of the other stamped images.

I did some paper layering on my A2 card base.  You can see that I stamped small stars for a bit more detail.  I also took a light blue pencil and lightly colored the sky and a green to lightly color the ground.  If you click on the image you may see this detail a little better.

Thank you so much for sticking with me today as I explained my masking technique completely inspired by designer Kristine!  Tomorrow will be more spookiness, so come on back.  Leave comments for our designers, they love to hear what you think.  
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Kristine Reynolds said...

love the masking! CUTE!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Thank you for the masking inspiration!!