#900 – Thanks with Pumpkins

Hello and welcome! Today is another day to be glad – I’ve been asked over to be the Guest Designer at the Retro Rubber challenge! This is a wonderful challenge where the main requirement is to use a stamp that is more than a year old in your creation – a great reason to get out those old stamps and put them to good use!

The theme for this challenge is a color theme – to use Black, Orange and White only, with the picture inspiration

And here’s what I made –

A fairly simple card to make! I first started with creating the pumpkins. I drew a rough outline and watercolored each of them. Once dry, I fussy cut them out. For the background, I used Concord & 9th Sketched Stripes stamp set and stamped it in Black Soot distress ink on a white card base. It didn’t stamp properly, but that ‘sketchy’ look was what I was going for, so that was perfect! ๐Ÿ˜€

Next, the sentiment came from Ranger Letter It: Thank You stamp set. I stamped this also in Black Soot and then fussy cut it. I foam mounted all the pieces on the card base. And that’s it – that’s my finished card!

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Global Design Project #263: Season of Thanks

CrafTangles October challenge: Masculine Projects

monthly challenges

Inkspirational Challenge #224: Picture Inspiration (Fall Photo)

Stamplorations October challenge: Stamps + Autumn colors

Thank you to the Retro Rubber team for having me over! Step over to the Retro Rubber challenge blog for more inspiration from their awesome team!

Thank you so much for stopping by as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

16 thoughts on “#900 – Thanks with Pumpkins

  1. I love your bold background! It sets off your beautifully watercoloured pumpkins perfectly. Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer at Retro Rubber Challenge. It’s always a pleasure to have you join us in a challenge.

  2. Hi there Ashwini: Thank you for being our Guest Designer over at RETRO RUBBER this time around with your fabulous card.
    The pumpkins and gourds are colored beautifully and I love that awesome background too.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. What a fantastic fall card! I really like the background and your bold sentiment sets the stage for your trio of fall treats! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

  4. WOW! what awesome coloring on the pumpkins Ashwini, AH-mazing! Actually those pumpkins are already a show stopper, even without the BG.

  5. Wow! This is just fantastic. I love the pop of your pumpkins on that amazingly bold background. Great to have you with us as GDT at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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