Sep 17, 2019

Tim Holtz Leaves and Pumpkin Hay Rides Cards

Last year I made these altered pumpkins with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die.  I glued a backing piece to them, then painted them with Distress Paint and then embossed a Stampers Anonymous background stamp on them, then rubbed with gesso to tone down.  I loved them so much, but could never get my ideas together to turn them into a card.  Until now....

I just can't stop playing with my Stamp Platform and Layered Stamping like I shared on THIS video on Instagram @sewpaperpaint.  I put all of my leaves on the platform to make one big background, then inked them up with Evergreen Bough DOX, then with Bundled Sage DI, then with Gathered Twigs DI.  Using a mix of Distress Oxides and Distress Inks together create such depth in the image!  The leaves are from last year's Nature's Wonder stamp set.  I overstamped with the tiny script from the Entomology stamp set and splashed liberally with watered inks. 

My pumpkins were cut from chipboard and I dyed the tops with Vintage Photo and curled and distressed the stems to add dimension.  I added twine bows and stamped a Sizzix tag with mini alphas to spell out "Hay Rides."  

I layered with some cool ribbon, book pages, vase filler and stamped images from the Ticket Booth stamps and dies.  

And here is the sister version with the squatty pumpkin.

Notice on this pumpkin I didn't do the gesso wash over the embossing.  Two completely different looks.  And the backdrop for these photos are the actual maple leaves that are suddenly covering my front lawn!  Meanwhile it is still 98 degrees outside, but hey the leaves are falling and soon the hay rides will begin!  :)

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Loose Stitches said...

WOW, totally fabulous creations Autumn, I love them! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What stunning textural cards Autumn - love the two different looks on the pumpkins - amazing the difference the gesso made!

Diane said...

Beautifully created card and beautiful embossing!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Margaret Mifsud said...

Such beautiful cards Autumn. I love the pumpkins and the background stamping is awesome! Absolutely gorgeous!! hugs xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Autumn, truly enjoyed my visit. Took a longer coffee break, in the middle of a rain storm to marvel at your beautiful cards. WOW wonderful colors and the process you on how you created these was so heart warming. You work magic with your wonderful art. Enjoy a great week.

babs55 said...

Gorgeous! I have been looking for ideas for a project and this is it! I love your creativity, thanks for sharing

paperwishesbyamanda said...

Such beautiful cards. All the artwork on each layered element uses such great colours. I love the watercolored layers in the leaves and the embossing on the pumpkins is exquisite. Hope you are getting as much from your crafting as you give to us all by sharing. xox

Darlene said...

WOW ... your designs are always so beautiful my friend! Hugs to you and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Glenda Atkins said...

Two very lovely Autumn cards and I really like the colours you used, very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Words and Pictures said...

Those leafy backgrounds are just glorious - especially with that mix of inks and Oxides (I far prefer using them together too). So happy those opulent gilded pumpkins finally found a home worthy of them. Delightful cards.
Alison x

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful coloured autumn card. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

sarascloset said...

Oh, yes! These are stunning and such a unique color experience! Biggest congrats on yet another Spotlight at SSS! You are rockin' the challenges! Hugs!

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