Hi Debby here and I’m delighted to be joining you on World Card Making Day for a Creative Uses post! I get a little thrill when I run my eye over the latest stamps and dies to look for a different spin; wondering which set will trigger an ‘a-ha’ moment! As the deliciousness of the STAMPtember release was laid out in front of me, my eye was caught by the pumpkins from the Thanksgiving Table set and how similar to hot air balloons they were when turned upside down. I stamped the two sizes of pumpkin in Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloured them (in any colour other than orange LOL) and cut them out with their matching dies from the Thanksgiving Feast set.
All was looking good apart from the stem of the pumpkins sticking down, I fixed this by stamping and die cutting the toppers from the Ornaments set. The toppers are coloured to match the balloons and then trimmed along the top to remove the ring area. These were then glued to the pumpkin stems and any overhang trimmed away. The balloons were then mounted over elements from the Cloud Bank die onto a patterned paper panel. The sentiment from the Road Trip set is stamped in Black onto a white banner again from the Thanksgiving Table set :D
While the Holiday Ornaments die set was on my table I thought that one of the ornament shapes was suitable for turning into a light bulb. I cut the die from some scratch paper and then used the negative space to blend in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Black Soot Distress Inks onto a white panel of card. The perfect sentiment is from Objects of Love and the die cut heart is from the Large Holiday Shapes set cut from Lipstick Red card and then coated liberally in Xmas Red Stickles.
There’s a little Lawn Fawn twine tied around the panel and then it is mounted onto a white card base with Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste swiped through the great Zig Zag Dots stencil. I love this stencil for adding just the right amount of subtle detail :D
I hope you get the chance today to make a card for World Card Making Day!