Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Bouquet - Fancy Frames and Picturesque

In trying to decide what to make as my entry today, I did a search of my hard drive to see what kind of files I had on Fall or Autumn.  Lo and behold, I found this lovely little digistamp called Pumpkin Bouquet.  I have had it a long time and forgot I had it (ever do that?)  It came from Fred She Said group on Crafter's Digital Art Center.  It is perfect for what I wanted to make.

 Donna and I have been discussing that we need to start making something with our cartridges that we have never used.  So for this card, I wanted to do a frame so I got out Fancy Frames.  First I colored my digi with Promarkers.  Then I decided on  my paper (which is probably not the best order to use).  I have had this paper stack a long time too.  It is called Mango Frost by DCWV.

I wanted a round frame for the image.  The border on the one I chose was too wide so I used Cricut Craft Room and hid the inner cut.  Next using the circle from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, I stretched the circle until the frame border was just right.  I cut 2 of them.  I used a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter to cut out my digistamp and glued one frame over it.  I inked all the edges of my cuts with Color Box Turquoise Ink.  The corners were cut from the Picturesque cart (this cart has some beautiful cuts on it) and inked with turquoise ink.   After adhering all the elements to the front of the card, I applied foam adhesives (pop dots) to the second frame and placed it over the first one.

This is a close up of the frame.  Can you tell how adding the pop dots makes it look 3D?

This is the inside of the card for the sentiment.

Challenges for this card:
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - #132Fall Colours

Crafters`s Cafe Progressive Challenge - Fall 

Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Fall/Autumn
Stamps R Us - Autumn/Fall
Woodware USA - Anything Goes (again) 
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #87 Fall colors
Delightful Challenges -  Photo Inspiration* Colours of Fall

Shelly's Images - SIO - Haloween or Autumn 

Thank you for your visits each day.  We appreciate your support.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


  1. This card is absolutely stunning! I love the colors and the glitter. So pretty! Nicely done. :O)

  2. I love your blog & try to visit as often as I can, and I am guilty of not commenting often enough.
    I love this card!!!!!! I also have the mango frost stack and would never have been able to make it work so wonderfully with the stamp and frame, well all of it is just perfect! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. This is STUNNING! I mean STUNNING!!!

  4. Fabulous fallcard! =)
    Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
    Hugs, Elenor

  5. Love the image and colors! Thanks for joining us at NettieG's!

    NettieG's DT

  6. Wonderful, love your coloring and great idea to try and use cartridges you don't use often. I really need to so that LOL

  7. What a beautiful image and what a beautiful card!!! I know you're glad to have searched your files to come across it!

    I sure wish I could color with Copics and/or Promakers -- your coloring looks so beautiful1

  8. What a cute card..... Very subtle in its approach.... Thank You so much for joining us at TCC!!!

    Ash... :)

  9. Hi Peggy, Lovely bold colouring & fab work creating your shapes with your cartridges & cutters. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers & I hope you can play along with us next time too.
    Tine :)
    (PS. I notice that you have 'comment verification' on. If you want to be sure of being left comments from various DTs it would be a good idea to take this off. If you would like to know how to do this, there should be some instructions on our challenge sidebar. Hope this is helpful).

  10. Very beautiful and stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

  11. This is really gorgeous! I saw it this morning before I left but couldn't comment. Had to come back this evening to do it. This is really classically beautiful. Love your coloring.

  12. What a fantastic fall card. Love the image. Thanks fro joining us at TCC for our progressive challenge.
    Hugs, Heide

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous, the Fall colours, the design and that image are beautiful, thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  14. Your card is gorgeous x
    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  15. That's a beautiful digi and it looks great with that frame!

  16. A delightful Autumnal card - love that image. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  17. Just beautiful! I love the combo of Cricut cuts and digital image!! The way you popped out the frame is super and adds so much dimension to the card!
    Great work!
    Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe!!



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