Altering the Pumpkins

Nov 2, 2011

Please forgive me for the last few days. I have been working on some projects that I cannot wait to share. I will be doing an online chat with A Cherry On Top, November 19th (once we have the time set I will let you know) during this chat I will finally get to reveal my secret… needless to say, I am counting down the days. So, if you want to know make sure you are all signed up at ATOC to participate in the chat.

Okay, so now to altering the chipboard pumpkins with Jenni Bowlin’s awesome Halloween 2011 line.

To create the pumpkin template place a piece of computer paper on top and trace over the recessed area with a stylus and cut out. For the stem portion of the pumpkin I traced the outer stem area onto the paper with a pencil and used the stylus to get the bottom portion of the stem and cut it out.

Apply adhesive over the entire front of the pumpkin, attach patterned paper, using a craft knife cut around the edges then sand and ink the edges using a brown ink.

Now trace the stem template onto patterned paper and cut out. Ink the edges using a brown ink, apply adhesive to the back of the stem and attach to the top of the pumpkin. Sand the edges and ink again if needed.

Note: You will want to do the same thing to the back of the stem and any part of the pumpkin that will show when the page is turned.

Trace the pumpkin template onto patterned paper. I traced it twice onto two different patterned papers then cut the oval center portion of the template out and traced different patterned paper for the center section of the pumpkin. Distress the edges and ink using a brown ink. Apply adhesive to the patterned papers and attach to the pumpkin as shown.

Accent the patterns on the patterned paper using Diamond Stickles. I accented the stars and orange polka dots. Let dry.

Now I’m off to alter the maple leaves… happy creating.



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