Country Pumpkin

It’s day 2 of the new release celebration for The Rabbit Hole Designs and today, we’re showing you lots of fun ways to use the sweet Country Witch stamp set. I thought it would be neat to create a pumpkin shaped card as a background for her, and since I don’t have a large pumpkin die, I made my own. 

To start, I stamped and Copic colored the witch and spider, then cut them out with my ScanNCut. (There are coordinating dies, but I don’t have them yet.) Next, I pulled out my stitched Oval, Circle, and Strips of Ease dies. I cut out three ovals from orange cardstock (two dark, one light), and a 4″ circle card base. From white cardstock, I cut out a narrow strip for the stem, and a wider one for my sentiment. I also cut out three green leaves

Next, I added some shading to all of the pumpkin pieces, using Distress Oxide inks, and my soft Cotton Tail Blending Brushes
In order to make sure my card would fit into a standard A2 sized envelope, I used a 4¼” x 5½” panel as a guide while assembling the pumpkin. I made sure that as I glued the ovals and leaves to the circular card base, they didn’t extend beyond the panel. 
I glued the two darker ovals down first, then I tucked in the stem. Next, I glued the lighter oval on top, and glued the leaves in place. 
Once the pumpkin was assembled, it was ready to decorate. For the sentiment banner, I decided to color it black and emboss it with white powder. I glued it, along with the spider, down flat. Foam tape pops the witch up. Then I glued on matte black sequins and a jute bow. Locking tweezers helped to hold the bow in place as the glue dried. To finish the card, I drew a black line for the spider to dangle from, and added some white marker dots to add texture to the pumpkin. (No glitter anywhere on this card. I was going for a more rustic, country feel.) 
I’d love to know what you think. As I’m looking at the pictures, I wish I had tucked in a little green vine. Maybe I’ll go back and add one before I send it out. Do you ever paper piece card bases like this? There are lots of simple shapes you can mimic. Especially, for Halloween cards! Use a circle to cut a full (or partial) moon, a few rectangles and a triangle can make a haunted house, a large triangle can be turned into a piece of candy corn. I could go on forever. In fact, I’ve got another fun shaped card for tomorrow too, and it’s a slimline. So be sure to come back for day 3 of the release celebration. 
Are you ready to see more inspiration with the new Country Witch stamp set? Hop along with us! 

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The Rabbit Hole Designs
Amanda – you are here
Amy Beth – next stop

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To celebrate the new release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two saving vouchers; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and from comments on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc, and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page and comment by 11:59 p.m. PST July 30, 2020. Winners will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on July 31, 2020.
Want to see the whole release? It’s available now!
Spellcaster Witch stamp set   
Spellcaster Witch coordinating dies 
Cocktail Witch stamp set
Cocktail Witch coordinating dies
Country Witch stamp set
Country Witch coordinating dies
Bicycle Witch stamp set
Bicycle Witch coordinating dies
Things a Witch Might Say sentiment stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun inspiration to share! Did you miss day 1 of the release celebration? Check it out here.

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2 thoughts on “Country Pumpkin

  1. cute!! i think sometimes that the best skill to have as a cardmaker is the ability to see the shapes in another shape, so you can break it down and recreate it. I think that’s cool.

  2. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh, this is just adorable. And I Like how you colored her so she is wholesome looking.

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