Friday, October 24, 2014

Damask Pumpkin Tutorial

Happy Friday!  Have any good plans for this weekend?  My eldest daughter and I plan to visit a craft fair, in search of Christmas decorations, and really just to look around.  Can't wait to see what they have!

Today I'm sharing easy-to-make pumpkin cards:



  • Choose cardstock or patterned paper for your pumpkin.  I chose a black and orange Halloween damask from Stampin' Up!  
  • Using any size oval punch, punch out 5 pieces.  Ink the edges in a coordinating color.  I used black.



  • Using a die-cut wreath (Breezy Wreath / Memory Box), snip off small sections to use as greenery on the top of each pumpkin.  One wreath helped me make 7 pumpkins.




  • Layer the oval pumpkin pieces so that they overlap each other slightly; use your favorite adhesive to secure the pieces together.  I like Tombow's Mono Adhesive refills.  I buy them at officesupply.com because the price is so good.




  • Stamp a sentiment on a card base. Center pumpkin over sentiment and adhere using foam tape.
  • Use a bit of liquid glue to add the 'greenery.'
  • Use a small scrap of brown cardstock (approx. 3/4" x 1") - ragged edges are good.  Start at one corner of the scrap, and roll diagonally into a tube.  Squish the tube around until it develops wrinkles, then unfurl it back to the tube shape.  Trim tube length if necessary.  Use a few drops of glue (I like Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue) to secure under top of pumpkin.

I know this is not a photo-heavy tutorial, and I apologize for that.  As I made the cards, I forgot to pull out my camera.  Duh!

I'm not the first to create a pumpkin in this way.  Plenty of versions exist on the Internet.  I might be one of the few to do it in damask, though!



Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU Paper: kraft - PTI; Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, orange/black damask - SU Ink: black - Rubber Stampede Accessories & Tools: Large Oval punch - SU; Breezy Wreath die - Memory Box/Poppystamps

18 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

Now isn't that just an excellent idea and the outcome so very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Sophie said...

Colleen, wie wunderschön wieder all deine Halloween-Karten sind.
Deinen feinen Stil würde ich unter allen Karten erkennen :-)
Immer sehr elegant und was ganz Besonderes <3

Liebe Grüße von Sophie
Ein schönes Herbst-Wochenende...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!!! I love it!!!!

Marisa said...

That pumpkin is fabulous!! Great card :)

Charlene said...

What a happy little card!!

Bonnie said...

Very pretty pumpkin! Have fun at the craft show. They're so much fun!

Maria said...

What a pretty little pumpkin! And, wonderful tutorial, thank you! Have fun at the craft show!

Lisa said...

What a pretty pumpkin, goodness!! Have a GREAT time at the craft fair, hope you find lots of pretties!!

lisa808 said...

Cute pumpkin! Enjoy the craft fair.

Lisa Lara said...

This is absolutely genius Colleen I love it.

Benzi said...

It's beautiful done in damask. I love the CAS design and it is a wonderful tutorial.

Have fun at the craft fair and bring home lots of goodies.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty! Love the cute pumpkin!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I remember when folks first started making these oval punch pumpkins. Always loved them, never made them, but wanted to. I love how it looks in damask (never seen one in damask). It's really beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous Colleen!

Loll Thompson said...

That is the most beautiful pumpkin I've ever seen!! Love the design. Loll xx

Angela said...

Simply and totally elegant, Colleen! Your designs are so inspiring!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

What an idea! So clever of you to think that! Love the pumpkin..adorable!

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