Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities March Blog Hop Ten Years Of Growth

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities March Blog Hop as we showcase alternative project ideas for the Ten Years Of Growth Kit. This kit is extra special because it celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Paper Pumpkin and I have loved being a part of this wonderful creative journey. Our Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to think outside the box to create your own beautiful designs. 
The exclusive stamp sets included in this month's kit are so beautiful and I love the wonderful mix of images and sentiments and how well they work together. So I decided to create a clean and simple card design using an image from the bonus stamp set and the sentiment from the exclusive kit stamp set to create the focal image for my card design. I love to heat emboss with Gold embossing powder, so I used this technique to help step up my card to create an elegant Mother's Day card. The soft background has been created by applying Polished Pink Classic ink with a Blending Brush to add a hint of color to the card design. 
Products Used:
Paper Pumpkin April 2023 Ten Years Of Growth Kit
Deckled Rectangles Dies (item #159173)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #144237)
Polished Pink Classic Ink Pad (item #155712)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (item #160387)
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Very Vanilla Cardstock 
Card Front - die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
This soft and pretty card design is based around two fun techniques - heat embossing and blending with a Blending Brush. Together these techniques help to create a design that is simple yet elegant. To create the soft background, I used a Blending Brush to build soft color to the Very Vanilla cardstock using Polished Pink Classic ink. I did this to the center of the card front layer and to the edges of the card base, leaving some of the Very Vanilla cardstock showing to add contrast to the design. The images and sentiments in both stamp sets are perfect for heat embossing and I love the way the Gold embossing looks on the softly sponged Very Vanilla cardstock. I also added Gold embossing to the deckled edges of the card front by inking up the edges with Versamark ink and then adding Gold embossing powder and heating it. I attached the card front to the card base with the Stampin' Dimensionals included in the kit to step up the design. To finish off the card, I added several Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins to the card front for a touch of sparkle. This beautiful design can be used for a variety of occasions and you could use a variety of colors for the background to personalize your card. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will show you how simple it is to take elements from this card, like the exclusive stamp sets, to create your own beautiful cards. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore.
Now it's time to visit Janey's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

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Tricia Butts
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  1. What a gorgeous card! The stamp sets in this months kit are amazing!

    1. Thank you Deb. Both stamp sets are wonderful and offer so many great options.

  2. Oh I have seen lots of ideas with these dies... I love yours and the added touch of Gold how pretty! If they stay current these will be on my shopping list soon!

    1. Thank you Darla, I love finding simple ways to step up my cards. This was a fun card to create.

  3. Cute alternative design, thank you for hopping with us tonight!

    1. Thank you Janey. I love experimenting with the exclusive stamp sets.

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you Renee. I love how this design turned out.

  5. Stunning! I love the gold and pink!

    1. Thank you Terri. It is a pretty combination and I love how soft Polished Pink looks when applied with a blending brush.

  6. OHHH heat embossing is such an amazing idea!! love it!!

    1. Thank you Jennifer. I love heat embossing, especially with Gold embossing powder.

  7. Beautiful card! I especially love the gold embossing around the edges!! Nice idea!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love how the gold edging adds a pretty border to the design.