Welcome to the April Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop and I am so excited to share with you all this amazing kit. The beautiful colors and images in this card kit are breathtaking and I just love the new Distinktive stamps that are available for the first time for us to create with. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators as they share their wonderful alternative ideas for this kit to help you create projects "outside" the box.
Let me just start by saying this Paper Pumpkin kit is probably my favorite kit ever. I love the designs of the cards, the wonderful color combinations and the new Distinktive stamp set is simply amazing. So when it came to designing an alternative design, I was overwhelmed with possibilities.
So I decided to focus on designing a card that you could create after you had used up all the supplies in the kit and you were left with the beautiful Sentimental Rose stamp set. My color combination was selected from the list of colors that were used with the kit, to create a soft and pretty card that would be suitable if you chose any of the sentiments in the stamp set.I chose to use Gray Granite cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to frame the main panel. I stamped the floral image with Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and added the leaves using Mint Macaron Classic ink around the edges. To create the watercolor background, I used Gray Granite Classic Ink and created a soft wash using an Aquapainter.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed using Gold embossing powder. I then punched out the sentiment using the Tailored Tag Punch (item #145667) and then added leaves that I heat embossed to embellish the tag. Before attaching the sentiment to the card front, I added a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (item #146912). I used Mini Dimensionals to attach the sentiment over the ribbon, towards the center of the panel. To finish off the card, I added Gold Metallic Pearls (item #146282) to the centers of the flowers and colored the leaves and flowers with Clear Wink of Stella to add a soft shimmer to the design.
I just love the soft, romantic feel of this card design and I look forward to creating more projects with this beautiful stamp set.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and I hope that my alternative project helps you to see that there is more to create with your Paper Pumpkin kit, even after you have completed the projects inside. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.
Now it's time to visit Candy's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope that you will find our projects inspiring and that you enjoy our hop this month.
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