Sanded Textured Background For this card I used Dusty Durango for card base and soft suede for the textured piece, I stamped the pumpkin and words in Durango ink and the leaves in suede. The words were punched with the modern label punch. I ran the suede piece through the big shot using the Final Press Embossing Folder. Then lightly sanded the raised imprint with a sanding block to give it a little fuzzy texture.
Striped Pastel Background- So this week I stole an idea Ruthann showed me. I rubbed orange, green, and brown pastels lightly on a piece of very vanilla card stock using sponge dauber and then stamped the pumpkin using pumpkin pie ink and erased the pastels from the inside of the pumpkin and then erased strips in the background. I sponged orange pastels back inside the pumpkin and added a little green to stem, and stamped his face in basic brown and added the happy Halloween. I stamped the garden green card base with brown gourds and added hemp bow with a mini glue dot.
MULTICOLORED BACKGROUNDS- This is a easy but elegant background technique. I used the Medallion Background stamp and pale plum card stock matted with Perfect Plum card stock. First I stamp the Medallion randomly with Pale Plum ink, and then with Perfect Plum Ink… Clean the stamp thoroughly and then stamp over both of these with White Craft Ink. I wrapped white grosgrain ribbon around both corners and adhered it to back of the Pale Plum and mounted it on the Perfect Plum mat/base. Then I stamped the Elegant Thank You in Perfect Plum and punched it out and matted on a 1 ¾ Circle with a dimensional to pop it up a little.
Layered Lattice- I used Brocade Blue card base and Whisper White cardstock, brocade ink and ribbon and the new Lattice die cut for the big shot. I ran 2 pieces of white cardstock through the big shot using the lattice die, and turned them diagonally and adhered to each other using mini glue dots. I added a brad and adhered to card. Then using mono multipurpose adhesive, I highlighted areas of the design and added dazzling diamond glitter. I stamped Happy on a 1” strip of cardstock and adhered to the bottom.Then I punched the largest hole of the crop a dile holding it all the way in from bottom center of cardstock. And laid the ribbon flat over the front of card and brought ends around and up through hole and tied a knot around the ribbon. This locks bow on card.