Thursday, April 11, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Re-Created

I loved the paper that came in the first months Paper Pumpkin kit...the ombre paper is awesome and I knew I would have to try to re-create my own version.  With the latest color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I decided it was time to see what I could do to create my own ombre paper. 
Here's a look at the cheerful colors:
And here is my re-creation of the fun paper using the Distressed Dots stamp:
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Island Indigo, Whisper White, This and That Epic Day DSP
Ink ~ Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set ~ Paper Pumpkin (March Kit), A Round Array
Other Supplies ~ 1 1/4" & 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Butterfly Sticker (Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit), Island Indigo Bakers Twine

To create the ombre paper, I stamped my Distressed Dots stamp in Lucky Limeade.  Then I took a scrap sheet of paper, placed it over the bottom half of the stamp to stamp off some color.  I moved the scrap paper down a few more inches and stamped off again...voila!  Ombre effect!  I LOVE the stamps that came in the March Paper Pumpkin and have used them a TON (along with This and That Epic Day DSP...sorry!).  It's a good thing the next Paper Pumpkin will soon be delivered and I'll have something new to play with ;)  

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Happy Stamping!


  1. I love your handmade ombre background, and all those cool artsy spatters. Thanks for telling us how you did it, I'm definitely going to try! Great way of using the color combo :)

  2. So smart!! I love it when people find more than one use or style for something... makes me feel like I am cheating the system, LOL! Thanks for sharing at HSS!

  3. Very Cute!!! Love your background!!! Great use of the
    paper pumpkin kit!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  4. What a fun and flirty card perfect for spring and summer. I just love that greeting and where you placed it--awesome. I am super happy you added your card to our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Great job duplicating the paper on the background. I love the simplicity of this sweet card! Thanks for joining us at HSS.

  6. I love that dotted background! That is a great stamp and so fun to use. Nice card. Thanks for joining us this week at HSS.