Sunday, October 3, 2010

World Card Making Day Pumpkin


Julee over at Verve Stamps is providing us with some wonderful pre-release sketches to work on (release party is on Friday, October 8th on the Verve forum at SCS).  With the sketches come the chance to win some free Verve so no need to ask me twice if I want to participate LOL!

I combined the first sketch with this week's Curtain Call colour challenge.  Just love the fall colours Stacey came up with, and when I saw the mustard, I decided to make my very first punched pumpkin.  I have seen these around SCS and blogs for a few years now and have always wanted to make one.

Since the square was on the smaller size, I used the large oval punch for the job.  Five punches and some assembly of ovals later, and I had my very first pumpkin :)  I cut out a stem and curled some thin strips of Old Olive for the vines.  Darn vines took longer to curl and make than the card as the paper kept ripping!  Some mustard coloured ribbon from one of my Michael's ribbon bin diving adventures finished things off nicely.  Yes, I do check that darn bin (my polite name for the bin LOL!) every time I'm in there.  Now if they would just leave a "discard bin" from my prior visit out it would make life so much easier LOL!

Just noticed my poor little pumpkin hasn't been sponged, but that will have to wait until the next one I make as I am on a mission to get four more sketches done.   Off to work on the next one!  See you soon :)




What's In It?
Paper:  Recollections DP, Stampin' Up! Old Olive DSP, Vanilla, More Mustard, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Scalloped Square Nesties, Stampin' Up Large Oval Punch, Double Sided Tape, 1" Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

18 comments:

Christina said...

This pumpkin is so stinking cute! I love the curled vines! Okay, I'm going to have to start diving into the ribbon bin at Michael's because I just can't afford to keep buying every color of designer ribbon, and you always have the greatest finds there. Hope you left some for me! LOL

Vickie Z said...

Love your punched pumpkin-perfect for the colors!! Great card!!

Katina said...

Beautiful and I just love the ruffled ribbon x

Julie said...

Oooh I love that pumpkin, Marisa! And I really love that ruffled ribbon!! So so cute!

Kristina said...

Oooh, that pumpkin is just too cute. Love that you added some curly vines as well! And that scrunched up ribbon, this card has some good things goin' on!

I'm busy cranking these release challenges out as well. I'm trying to take advantage of all my time this weekend to finish them all up before the work week. One can dream, right?

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty! Love your punchy pumpkin and the ruffled ribbon!

Vicki said...

Super cute, love that punched pumpkin Marisa!!!

Dawn B. said...

Boo my comment disappeared.. I really like this card.. It is so perfect for both challenges.. Great job Marisa..

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh I love this -the little pumpkin trim is DARLING!

Hey, something funny is going on with your posts on Google Reader. I keep seeing cards come up (like Inkspirastions A La Verve) and then get an error when I click on it. I can't even find that darling card on your blog now. ACK!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh Marisa this is fantastic!!!! Love your punch pumpkin and that ribbon treatment is luscious!!!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun pumpkin and great ruffled ribbon.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love your gathered ribbon with that charming pumpkin Marisa!! DARLING card!! Super job with the sketch!!

ChristineCreations said...

I just love your pumpkin and the great ruffled ribbon Marisa! Such a sweet autumn card!

Benzi said...

A punched pumpkin..something else I need to try. I love your ribbon for the vine and the ruffled ribbon is great, too. Love your Fall card!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your punched pumpkin with the curly tendril vines! Just too cute! Thanks again, Marissa, for all your kind comments on my blog! I love hearing from you (and everyone else!).

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa....you and Wanda...are blowing me away on how fast you make cards for the VV challenge...LOL!!! Fabulous fall inspired card GF!!! As always you've rocked the challenges!!! Hugs ~S~

Andrea Ewen said...

You clever girl! Love that dear ole pumpkin and that fabby ribbon treatment! Awesome color combination and fabulous shapes! I love all your cards!

Stacey Schafer said...

too cute, Marisa! thanks for playing the Curtain Call, dearie!