September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Autumn Birthday Card

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September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card Idea - Autumn Birthday Card | A Work of Carte

Helloooooo stampers! I wanted to share this autumn birthday card I made using the stamps from the September 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit! I made this card for my mother who will be celebrating her birthday later this month. I love the way it came out and I can’t wait to get it in the mail.

Watercolor Technique

To start, I stamped the maple leaves and oak leaves from the 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit in a wreath shape in the dead center of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ sheet of watercolor paper. I punched a 2″ circle from a scrap and then used the Stampin’ Pierce tool to etch the diameter of the circle lightly into the card base to ensure my wreath wasn’t lopsided as I stamped.

For this project, I used Strathmore cold press watercolor paper because I love the texture.

What's the difference between cold-press and hot-press watercolor paper?
Cold-press watercolor paper has a bumpy texture while hot-press watercolor paper is smooth. Additionally, the colors on cold-press watercolor paper will end up being slightly duller than the same colors on hot-press watercolor paper. Stampin’ Up! Watercolor paper is cold-press paper and works great for stamping.

After sorting out the wreath shape, I stamped the leaves in a variety of inks. Once I was satisfied with the layout, I used a Stampin’ Spritzer to add water to the card base. I spritzed 6-10 times, watching for the ink to bloom but being careful to not flood the paper with too much water.

To avoid the bloom spreading too far to the sides of the card, you can use a small circular object and place it in the center of the card to keep it flat while it dries.

Have you made alternate projects using the September 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit? Post your links below! I’d love to visit your blog and check out your work!

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card Idea - Autumn Birthday Card | A Work of Carte

Supplies Used

1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription – 137858

Price: $19.95

3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription – 137859

Price: $59.85

6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription – 137860

Price: $113.70

One Year Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription – 137861

Price: $215.40

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set – 140273

Price: $16.00

Apothecary Accents Framelits Die – 127003

Price: $24.95

Butterflies Thinlits Dies – 137360

Price: $25.00

Banner Triple Punch – 138292

Price: $23.00

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – 127821

Price: $7.50

Stampin’ Spritzer – 126185

Price: $3.00

Gold Foil Sheets – 132622

Price: $4.00

Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 101650

Price: $8.50

Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 115318

Price: $7.00

Watercolor Paper – 122959

Price: $5.00

Metallics Sequin Assortment – 138390

Price: $5.00

Into The Woods 3/8″ (1 Cm) Cotton Ribbon – 139612

Price: $6.00

Gold & White 3/8″ (1 Cm) Glitter Ribbon – 139614

Price: $10.00

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad – 133642

Price: $6.50

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad – 126966

Price: $6.50

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad – 126978

Price: $6.50

Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad – 133646

Price: $6.50

Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Pad – 133643

Price: $6.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad – 126953

Price: $6.50

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