Pumpkin Spice Time

I would love to say fall is in the air, but it just isn’t yet here in southern California. In fact, our wether forecast is calling for a high of 99ºF (37ºC) today. Yuck! Mid-October is just too late for temperatures that high. LOL Despite our lack of cooler temperatures, I decided to create a fall-themed card for my blog today.

I picked up the adorable Pumpkin Spice mini stamp set from Lawn Fawn on Saturday at my local stamp store, Stamp Fever. It was their annual fall Lawn Fawn Day at the shop which is always a lot of fun. Kelly Marie and several of the crew from Lawn Fawn HQ are on hand and offer a free make & take all day. The shop even offers all Lawn Fawn products 15% off for the day. Woo Hoo!! I’ll share a photo of the make & take at the end of this post.

Mel's Card Corner | Pumpkin Spice Time

For my card, I started by stamping the cup and shaker using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink on some Very Vanilla card stock from Stampin’ Up. I used the coordinating dies to cut each of them out. I stamped the cup two additional times as well, once on some Perfectly Plaid Fall patterned paper (I’m so sad this paper pack has been discontinued!) and again on some white card stock for just the whipped cream. I used my scissors to fussy cut each of these then went around all the edges using a black marker.

I added some shading to the patterned paper cup and whipped cream using Copic markers. I used C2, C0, and the 0 Colorless Blender. I also used these colors to add a shadow beneath the cup once I adhered it to the card. I used Copics in E33, E35, and E37 to color in the latte then used a dotting technique with E07, E08, E09, and E37 to add the “pumpkin spice” to the jar, the latte, and the whipped cream. Once the card is assembled, I used the same colors to add the sprinkles coming from the jar as well.

Mel's Card Corner | Pumpkin Spice Time

I used the Birthday Journal Card die set from SugarPea Designs to create the layers for my card. I used the scalloped rectangle from the set to cut a patterned paper layer. I then used the stitched rectangle from the set to cut a Very Vanilla layer for my focal panel.

I stamped the sentiment on the focal panel using Lawn Fawn inks in Walnut and Pumpkin Spice. Using Multi Medium Matte, I paper pieced the cup by adhering the patterned paper cup and whipped cream on top of the Very Vanilla cup. I adhered the cup and spice shaker to the focal panel using foam squares then added the shadow and sprinkles. I adhered the focal panel to the scalloped rectangle using tape runner.

I created a top-folding Very Vanilla card base. To add a bit of texture and give it a bit of interest, I randomly stamped the two small leaves from the Happy Harvest stamp set from Lawn Fawn using their inks in Sunflower, Carrot, Pumpkin Spice, Chili Pepper, Doe, and Mermaid. I know the Mermaid probably seems like an odd choice for leaves, but it tied in nicely with the Mermaid strip in the patterned paper.

I adhered the matted focal panel to the card base using foam squares. I added a layer of Glossy Accents over the spice jar and the latte for a bit of shine and that completed the card.

Mel's Card Corner | Beary Christmas Make & Take

As promised earlier in this post, here’s a close-up of the adorable make & take we created at the Lawn Fawn Day event at my local stamp store. It was created using Lawn Fawn’s Shadow Box Card dies, the Beary Happy Holidays stamps and dies, the Bannertastic stamps and dies, and the Perfectly Plaid Chill patterned paper. All the stamped images were colored with Copic markers.

Until next time …

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