DIY: Papertrey Ink Blog Hop – Inspirational Photo Series: Pumpkins & Polka Dots

October 25, 2011

Cardstock and stamps. Sometimes you’ve just gotta get down to basics and see what happens. That’s what I did when I interpreted this month’s photo for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!
My first inclination was to do something with polka dots…but I thought that might be too predictable, so I decided to create a colorful falling leaves motif with a few dots mixed in.
I absolutely love using my stamps to create the suggestion of movement. It’s such a fun and simple technique that can “snazzify” a one-layer card.
For this card, I used my Falling Leaves stamp set. Since I wanted to stamp varied sizes of leaves, I did something that is probably going to make you cringe…I cut apart the leaves stamp that is intended for matching up with the branch. Blasphemy, right?
Truth be told, I am way more likely to use the leaves individually than as a joined group. It just jives with my cardmaking style! 
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Hopping!
Stamps: PTI (Falling Leaves, assorted small circle stamps)
Ink: Impress Ink (Honey, Chamomile, Mango, Chocolate) Stampin Up (Pumpkin Pie)
Cardstock:  PTI (white)

48 thoughts on “Papertrey Ink Blog Hop – Inspirational Photo Series: Pumpkins & Polka Dots”

  1. Oeh, wauw!! Looooove your card!! All those leaves are sooo gorgeous this way! And I’m with you on cutting the stamp if in that way you use it more often. Way to go!!!Perfect!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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