Sunday, October 19, 2014

Harvest Time Challenge on EMS

This is my entry for the Harvest Time Sept.-Oct. Challenge at Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.
Michael Strong recently provided a free pumpkin digital image on his Born Doodler website. I printed it on thinner cardstock--Paper Company Value Pack. My laser printer didn't like my usual white cardstock--110 lb. Georgia Pacific paper. 
I colored the pumpkin with colored pencils and fussy cut it.
Used the Woodgrain embossing folder by Sizzix/Tim Holtz on brown paper. Then cut it to look like a tree. Leaves were made with a leaf punch.
To create the sun, I punched a circle in a post it note, using it as a mask when applying stormy sky distress ink to the top of the 4 x 5-1/4 inch layer. 
Used the punched out portion to ink just the circle-sun with scattered straw distress ink. 
I made "hills" cut cutting curves into cardstock. Then applied Stanpin' Up! old olive ink with a sponge.
I wrote the text on small rectangles of white cardstock that was distressed with scattered straw ink.

To print on the inside layer, I opened MS Word and added Mike's pumpkin image twice.
I had planned to create 2 inside pieces that would each be 4 x 8 inches and they'd be folded in half.
  I was figuring to make a 2nd card so why not print both at once. 
However, I was confused and thought "landscape" instead of "portrait". 
So I just trimmed the paper to 4 x 5-1/4 inches, which works fine.

1 comment:

Hetty said...

Beautiful card, Laura and i love how you colored the pumpkin.