Monday, October 7, 2019

Autumn Harvest

10/16/2019 Update: My card was a favorite of the week for the week ending 10/12/2019 at Splitcoast Stampers.

This cute digital stamp seemed just right for Double Trouble Challenge #40, which begins today, Monday, October 7, and continues through Sunday, October 20, 2019. There are always three elements to these challenges with a prize for the winner!

Thing 1:  (Required)  -  Attend the masquerade ball by using a masking technique on your project.

Thing 2: (Optional) - Link your card to the challenge at Kat Scrappiness. (Be sure to check out their guidelines.)

Thing 3:  (Optional) - In your design, include something you would find in a pumpkin patch.

In addition, I entered my card into a new challenge, Artsy Stamper Challenge #1. Be sure to browse in Beverly's digi shop when you visit her blog. The challenge runs from Monday, October 7, through Friday, October 18, 2019.
The sunburst on this card was made by using a scrap of cardstock, a sponge and some ink. The scrap provided a mask as the ink was applied in varying layers. The landscape was also created from a scrap of cardstock. Masks covered the already colored areas and the sky was colored. The image was downloaded from QKR Stampede, resized, printed, colored and fussy cut. A second image was printed and only the pumpkin was colored and fussy cut. It was embossed with clear powder to give it some sheen, then adhered onto the entire image with foam tape. The other items were ephemera or items cut from paper.
I added the cloud when I saw the ugly orange thumbprint on the blue sky, so if the cloud appears to be placed in a peculiar spot, so be it. The finished panel was adhered to a Kraft card base. The inside was lined with white cardstock and a few little pumpkins were stamped and colored for decoration.
The Design Teams at Double Trouble #40 and Kat Scrappiness invite you to visit their blogs and join in the fun. While you're here, click on Artsy Stamper to visit Beverly's Challenge #1. You'll be glad you did!
Stamp: QKR Stampede "Scarecrow and Jack" (digital)
Inks: Stampin' Up! So Saffron, Hello Honey, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar; X-cel for alcohol markers
Paper: Carte Bella "Rustling Leaves"
Die: Reverse Confetti (cloud)
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Embossing Powder (clear), ephemera and foam tape from stash



  1. Love the sky and sun you created, great masking job and what an adorable bright and it all.

  2. This is SO realistic in appearance! Love everything you did here... the sunshine in the corner is just so perfect. AWESOME!

  3. I just love the vibrancy of that gorgeous sun, Melanie! Such a happy card!

  4. So cute! Love the scarecrow and pumpkins, perfect fall colors! :)

  5. HI Melanie! I absolutely love this card, especially the artsy sky! Love the popped images, too. Thanks so much for highlighting my new challenge! I truly appreciate it. Hugs, Bev

  6. WOW what an awesome Fall creation! The colors are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
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  7. Oh, how cute,Melanie! Fab coloring and lovely die cuts. I understand all about 'orange fingerprints' and having to cover them. Love the cloud. :-D

  8. What a gorgeous fall scene! Thank you soooo much for joining us! Can't wait to see what you create next month! Meghan Kennihan – Design Team member at Kat Scrappiness
    Visit my blog - MadeByMeghanK