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October 2016 PTI Blog Hop


It's been awhile since I made a "messy" project since most of my recent creations have been CAS (clean and simple.) For the Papertrey Ink October 2016 Blog Hop I decided to get my grunge on and I love the result! I thought the sequins made a nice contrast to the more rustic design. It's my first time using sequins, so I was a bit hesitant but decided to be brave! It was also my fist time using my PTI pumpkin shape die and the segment die that allows you to create a gorgeous layered look. 


This month's inspiration photo was rich with fall imagery: gourd pumpkins, music on parchment, twigs with berries and fall leaves in front of a weathered wood background. 


I love to do a little stamping around my sentiments so I threw a few of the leaves from the Turning a New Leaf set on the inside of the card for effect. I'm rather pleased at how well this card matches my vision and I believe I'll be making some more of these beauties! 



Here's the video I made showing you how to achieve the shading and blending on the pumpkin:



Much love & happy crafting,



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Denise Bryant

Gorgeous fall colors! Love the textures and details on this pretty card!

Vicki Finger

Love this with all the rich color and that pumpkin is fantastic!

Nancy Penir

Ooooh, gorgeous pumpkin! And I love the inside too! Fall fabulous!

Nancy Guse

The colors of your pumpkin and the textures, it is fabulous!!!



Marcia Hill

Beautiful, beautiful card!! Love just the hint of music coming through your beautifully blended pumpkin!! :0)

Marybeth Lopez

Wow!!!! Sunny this is a joy to see its absolutely beautiful! I think it would be beautiful in a frame!

Colleen F

WOWZA, this is stunning!! that pumpkin is colored beautifully, love the size and all the gorgeous branches and stems you added!!

Cindy H.

Beautiful card!

Rosemary D

what a gorgeous pumpkin!! beautiful design!

Deb Hudson

I love your pumpkin and the sprigs. the sequins work

Linda S.

Wow your pumpkin is so gorgeous. Such a beautiful card.


I am so glad you decided to "get your grungeon"! This is a beautiful card. Love the layering.


Oh my, this is stunning! I am so loving that rustic pumpkin and the sequins are such a great touch. This is right up my alley... I love your style!!


This is my favorite from the blog hop entries.
Good luck.

Leigh Penner

This is beautiful! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

Rema DeLeeuw


Sandy Dayhoff

Love it - it's beautiful - and you are so creative!


Absolutely beautifully crafted and designed! Great job!


Beautiful card - love the subtle sheet music on the pumpkins!


I'm so humbled by the praise from all of you - all I can say is thank you for your encouragement and positive feedback! I'm so glad some of you noticed the sheet music, I was afraid it was too subtle. :)

Marybeth, I am so flattered you would frame it if you got this card! I think I'd send it to you just because of that. I'm always worried people will throw away my handmade creations.

Katherine, I'm honored to be your "favorite" from so many beautiful entries. *blushing and smiling with pride*


Gorgeous pumpkin. Love how you embellished it. Great inside too.

Greta H

Your embellished pumpkin is gorgeous!

Wanda Cullen

WOW, this is such an amazing pumpkin card and I'm totally loving the subtle music that is stamped on the pumpkin! By the way, thank you for your kind comments on my card. I edited my post to include more details on how I did the gel plate printing for the banner flag. A YouTube link was also added for a beginner's guide to Gelli Arts' technique.

Angela Person

Amazing card!! I love all the elements on your blog hop entry.

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