Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pumpkin Lovers Unite! framed free Pumpkin Everything digital stamp and how to make an easel from craft dies

I colored up this free Dearie Dolls Pumpkin Everything digital stamp, thinking I would use it on a card to send to my niece, who (like her aunt) loves everything pumpkin. I added the sentiment.

But, when I'd finished coloring it, I thought it was so cute on its own I didn't want to put it on a card; instead, I put it in a flat paper frame from my stash. I didn't want to add too much in the embellishment department, lest it detract from the image, so I added some double rowed pearl tape (which unfortunately, does not show up very well in this photo).

Now, how to display it? I found an image on Pinterest where someone had used craft dies to create an easel (click HERE to see a better image). Unfortunately, the follow through link is dead, but you can see from the photo how it was done and easily do the same. I did have to adjust the die up and down a bit before I found the right spot to allow it to stay up.

Supply List
Paper – paper frame
Digital stamp – Dearie Dolls Pumpkin Everything
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Embellishments – pearl tape

I'm linking up with: Inky Chicks #77 – Anything Goes, Everybody Art Challenge #394 – Everything Goes, Create and Makes #7 – Anything Goes, Inspiration Destination #119 – Anything Goes, and Creative Moments #109 – Anything Goes w/twist Something New (new technique for me in making this easel from die cuts).


Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

~ginny said...

What a great idea on using the die for an easel! I am assuming it is folded in half and half glued down? Nice pencil work Shani - love the colors you chose to use. Every once in a while I would love the idea of putting a favorite one in a frame like that... ones I don't want to give away. Maybe make a frame that is easy to replace the card. But I digress...

Fanny Diaz said...

Elle adorable cette image Shani. Sans doute ta nièce sera très contente avec sa carte. J'aime beaucoup la colorisation!!

Denise Fletcher said...

Great image (and colouring!) for a Thanksgiving card! And thanks for the die/easel idea too xx

lisa808 said...

From a fellow pumpkin lover (bread, ice cream, cheese cake, biscotti, and on and on and on), that image is adorable!!! Great idea to frame and display your work of art.

Marjeta said...

Lovely image. Love how you create an easel card. Thanks for sharing with us on Creative Moment Challenge.


Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning, Sweet card. I love it
Thanks for joining us at Creates and Makes Challenge.
Hugs Claudia
DT Creates and Makes

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