Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Little C's - CC Design Pumpkin Emma Pumpkin Card



Hi Friends!  Happy Wednesday!  Well, I feel so much better today. . .much so than I did the past few days.  I was feeling a bit down yesterday. . .not sure why.  Well, I think I do know why but not exactly sure.  One thing I'm a little down about is my lack of crafting mojo.  Why should that get you down, Maria? Well. .  I had such a passion for crafting at one time.  . .where I would wake up in the morning excited thinking what tutorial I'll come up with, what fun card I could create, etc.  All these ideas would be playing in my head.  Now, well. . .I don't get up the morning feeling the same way.  It was fun waking up that way.

I know I'm being self-criticial. . .but I'm not liking what I'm creating lately. . .I haven't done anything different for the past 6 months.  So. . .yesterday. . .I decided to spend an hour downloading templates from various sources.  Not from blogs but from online websites.  There's tons of them out there!  Some websites are totally devoted to templates.  When I have the time, I'll list a few of them for you or you could just go on Google and type "box templates".  LOL!  It's the way I did it.



I found this pumpkin template from a kid's craft site.  LOL!  Click Here   Save the template to your computer as a picture file. The template is quite large so in your "photo editor", resize the image to 5.65" height.  It should adjust the width automatically.  If not, adjust the width to 4.25" as well.  If you have Photoshop Elements, you can do the adjustment right before you print rather than resizing the template.

Cut the template and trace it on to a 4.25 x 5.5" card base.  Be sure to keep the fold intact when cutting the shape meaning. . .flush the template to the fold when tracing so you'll have a folded card after you cut the image out.

I then traced the template on to a designer paper and adhered it to the card base.  To create the stump at the top, I cut out the stump from the pumpkin template and traced it on a card stock and adhered it to the designer paper.  That's about it. . .nothing to it.


Today is my turn to post at Little C's Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii.  I'm featuring this new CC Design Stamp called Pumpkin Emma and you can find it at Little C's.  Jen has a whole bunch of CC Design stamps that she's selling. . .they are so darn cute.  You can also find other cute stamps there too!  Jen's prices are great. . .very low prices and she's always having some sort of sale or promotion so stop by Little C's and check out all the cute stamps there.

Anyway. . .there's nothing much else to the card except that I colored Pumpkin Emma with my Copic markers.  I forgot to add highlights to her hair so I had to use a gel pen to create the white highlight.  Sometimes I forget to add highlights while I'm coloring the image so the white gel pen comes in handy when you forget to add them.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Card Details:

Stamps: CC Design Pumpkin Emma
Paper: MME Designer Paper, SU Only Orange, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Prima flowers, Grosgrain Ribbon, buttons, Coluzzle Oval Template, Fiskar Scallop Scissors, Office Depot Clip 

27 comments:

Teri said...

Hope you feel better soon Maria! I know what it feels like to wake up and not feel like doing much. Maybe you're a little burnt out?? I do love your creation here. Halloween is one of my faves and your Pumpkin Emma is adorable! you always make the best detailed cards and projects! take care!!

Tessa said...

what a cutie!

Risa said...

Your pumpkin shaped card is so cute and so is your image! The coloring and details are fab!
hugs
Risa:)

Marley said...

This is so beautifull! Great colours and you've coloured the image PERFECT!.. Im gonna be a follower your work is amazing! xxx Marley

Heather Schlatter said...

Oooo Maria,

She is so cute I am loving those images and I love how you made the card shape into a pumpkin very creative and your coloring rocks as always!!!

Heather

PaperCrafty said...

Maria, this is adorable!! I love the pumpkin shaped card with this cutie!! Great job!!

Jodi said...

I sure hope you feel better soon!! Take good care of yourself.I just love Halloween, sooo much fun! Love your cute cute card and coloring!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Rita said...

Oh Maria this card is so adorable!!! I am always so amazed & in awe of your creations! You are one of my go to people for inspiration kiddo so please don't give up! What would I do without you???

2 Worlds said...

Adorable card, dont get hard on yourself we all have this phases.

Rina said...

Maria, this card is too cute for words. Cute, cute, cute...I love it, every detail.

joni h said...

Super cute pumpkin card & image! This card will work perfect for a 2nd grade class project! Thanks for the idea & sharing!

Beth Norman said...

Maria, this is sooooooooo cute! I love how you cut this into the shape of a pumpkin.

Chrisd said...

Love the pumpkin shaped idea on your cute card. What a good idea to go template hunting. Hugs from Michigan

Michele Spera said...

really nice shape for your card!! love the dp colors and shaded image:-) nice job
XMichele spera

Peggy said...

This is super adorable! Love the pumpkin shape and thanks for ideas for templates!
I am sure there will be opportunities that come your way that will again excite that creative side of yours!! You are a awesome artist!

Scrappinangler said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the template too!
~Tori

Viv said...

Well Maria, it looks like your mojo has returned. I know how you feel about losing that will to get started each day. It happened to me and it worried me no end. I seem to have come out of it now and I look forward to each craft session again.
Looking at this CC design of yours, you have got that flame back too.
It's beautiful.
Viv xx

Anonymous said...

Maria...Maybe it is the change of season. Please don't stop creating. Out of all the blogs I subscribe to, I look to read yours first. I love your cards, details and accessories. I also love your little personal info that makes us feel like we are friends from down the street.

Donna

Tina said...

Maria - once again you hit the mark with this card - GORGEOUS>>>>

Joy said...

such a cute card! love how it's a pumpking and the image has a pumpkin too! this is darling! love the colors used too! hope you don't feel too sad! you have mojo! just hidden for a while. I just haven't felt like creating at all! gotta get a move on as Halloween is right around the corner. TFS!

Diane said...

I hear what you're saying Maria,but I wish I had a bit of your mojo,you are so talented!!!!
That is such a cute template! And I love those new CC stamps!!
Your card is gorgeous as always!

Christine said...

Sorry, Maria, to hear that you are having troubles. You did the right thing though by changing your direction and looking for something new. What about trying some scrapbooking or creating gift bags. Changing my media or my projects always keeps me going. I really love your pumpkin shaped card. It's super cute. You did a fantastic job of coloring it as always. I have that stamp too and had fun with it the other day. I think I posted it on my blog last week.

Keep your chin up and we will be right here for you.
xoxo, Christine

Sue from Oregon said...

My fave all time thing is fun fold and fun shaped cards...I can't wait to see what you create next...you creations are always exciting for me!

Lisa Foster said...

How darling! This stamp just arrived in my mailbox today! Thanks for fun inspiration!

Kristine said...

:) LOOOVE THIS! What a cutie cutie pumpkin pie =0) Love shaped cards so much and this is no exception. Great job on this! These images are just sooo CUTE!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

AWESOME!!!! I love this! Thank you so much for the template link.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh MAN! I think the exercise is boosting your creativity too! I gotta walk more! hehehe ;o)

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