Painted Harvest Sunflowers and Pumpkins from Stampin’ Up

Good Morning Ladies ~  today’s Fall card is a Painted Harvest Sunflowers and Pumpkins from Stampin’ Up idea.

Well I ended up meeting the builder at the lot yesterday I had some questions about the clearing so I wanted to get them answered.  I also have to decided about the windows and doors as they need to be ordered.  This is starting to happen fast now.  It was interesting to watch the guy clear the lot.  I have some large pine trees on my lot that need to come down.  What they do is they dig around the roots of the tree with the excavator and then use the bucket on the excavator to push the tree down.  They did this Sunday while I was at Barb’s helping her for the barbecue and when the tree hit the ground it shook their house.  I have several more big trees to come down so I hope everything goes well.  I will share pictures of the lot before clearing and after they are done.

This week I will be featuring Fall cards so that I can give you some ideas for your Fall creations.  Today is the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  This week we have an inspiration photo.










When I looked at the photo I immediately saw sunflowers and pumpkins so I went with this idea for my card.  I began by stamping my sunflowers using Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight.  The center was stamped using Early Espresso.  I fussy cut these out.  I stamped a bunch of the leaves and punched them out using the coordinating punch.  To make my pumpkin I used the retired wide oval punch and punched out 3 of the shapes.  Pumpkin Pie ink was used along with a sponge dauber to add ink to the edges of the ovals.  Two of the ovals were overlapped slightly and attached using glue dots.  The third oval was added in the middle on top using dimensionals.  To make my stem, I used a piece of Garden Green card stock and the Blossom Builder punch using the star shaped flower.  I cut 2 of the points off on each side of the point in the middle giving me a tripod shape.  This was added to the back of the pumpkin using glue dots.  The top is cut at an angle to make it look like a stem.  Now that I have my elements created it is time to make my background.  I wanted to see what it would look like to do the Buffalo Check background as a tone on tone.  I used Crumb Cake ink and Crumb Cake card stock and stamped it.  Then using a ruler and the Early Espresso marker, I drew on the extra lines.  I wanted a Linen Thread bow so I wrapped some of the thread around the card and used Tear & Tape to hold it in place.  This panel was added to my Early Espresso card base.  The punched leaves were added to the back of the sunflowers using glue dots.  One sunflower was attached to the card using glue dots.  The other sunflower was added using dimensionals.  Glue dots were used to add the pumpkin to the card base.  To finish off my creation, I made a Linen Thread bow and added it to the wrapped thread with a glue dot.  Here is my completed Painted Harvest Sunflowers and Pumpkins from Stampin’ Up creation.















inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



  1. Betty Ann Murphy

    Really cool card.

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