I'm Jack, the Pumpkin King!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Good Morning!

Can you guess what movie I've been watching lately?! Yep, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's one of my all-time favorite movies. Actually, my other favorite movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the old version)...bit of a bizarre pair isn't it?? About the only thing they both have in common is that they're musicals! LOL Hmmm, that might explain Mama Mia too. :)

Today I have another Whimsical Wednesday: Diedrich Dare challenge for you and I'm hosting this one on the WWDD blog so you all have to play along! LOL Only kidding! This week the Diedrich kids have challenged us to make a circle shape card. Hmmm. I actually have never done one before and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the news! LOL

Lots of details and layers to this sketch, but they aren't too bad if you keep the colors to a minimum. I pulled some Core'dinations Color Core paper and embossed it with a Cuttlebug 'Spots and Dots' embossing plate. Then, because this Black Magic Color Core paper is black on top and a different color on the back and in the center, I sanded some of the black off to get the orange to show through. It's a very cool and edgy look! I zigzag stitched some orange and black cardstock together for the second layer and the third layer was some scrap Halloween paper, sponged around the edges and straight stitched to some black cardstock.

Mr. Pumpkin King, from The Greeting Farm's Spooktacular set, was colored with reinkers and an aquapainter brush. I used three colors on his head: Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust. Once he was colored up, I cut him out with some precision scissors and popped him on dimensionals. The circle frame around him looks like chipboard doesn't it? It's actually more of that Color Core paper. I punched a 2' circle in some scrap paper first, then grabbed my Marvy scalloped circle punch and punched around the circle/hole that was left. Then I lightly sanded the edges for more of a grunge look. Popped it on dimensionals and added some ribbon and my shape card was done.

If you'd like to play along this week and make your own circle card, use the keywords DDSC2 when uploading to SCS or PCP so the Daredevils can find it and leave some love! Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Spooktacular'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Old Olive, Distress Inks 'Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock 'Black Magic - Spell Caster' , PP - Ichabod Crane paper (unknown)
Access: Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -
Spots and Dots, Machine Stitching, Marvy Circle Punch and Scalloped Circle Punch, Sponging, Dimensionals

17 Comments:

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

He's so cute!!!

I just caught a few snippets of the original Willy Wonka film the other night, and this morning while getting read for work I was humming the song about pure imagination! Before moving to TX, we lived in upstate NY, and the child who played Charlie Bucket lives somewhere around there, I think as a large-animal/farm veterinarian. He was offered a contract for multiple movies by one of the studios and turned it down. He says he doesn't really regret the decision.

Have a great day!

Michelle said...

Oh how wonderful! I love Halloween and in fact, need to get started on some of those cards myself! I love the circle - it works perfectly with this image.

Hugs to you sweet friend...

Elena said...

Wnat a fun card! I love the circle! It really does looks great with this Mr.Pumpkin! Love the distressing you did too!

Jacquie said...

OMGosh!! I am stunned!! I mean...this is stunning!!! I mean......geez, my outh is STILL hanging open!! WOW, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! You are AMAZING!! Hello?? You weren;t sure about a round card? This SO rocks!! I wish I could have done a round one!! You followed this sketch to a T!! Capital T, double exclamation point!! Haha!! Are you laughing yet? What can I say, I just can't say enough about this!!! WOOHOO!! Oh....hope you are well!! Haha!



Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

~amy~ said...

Oh Sandra, what a spectacular halloween card...check out all that Sandra goodness!!!

WickedPixie said...

Very cool card!! I love all of the texture (I've never tried that core'dinations paper, and I really don't need something else on my wish list, but that looks great!!) I don't think those two movies are a weird combo at all! They are both slightly dark and whimsical (which is a weird thing to say!!) They are 2 of my family's favorites!! :-)Traci

kadie said...

This is SO cool! I love all the details. All this black with a hint of orange and white works SO well! Great job!

Sparkle said...

What a darling circle card! I will try to play this week!

Taylor said...

This is totally wonderful!!! I want it, lol! WOW!

Darla said...

Wow...LOVE your card Sandra. You totally rocked the challenge. I love the textures and stitching details. Mr. Pumpkin head is so darn cute. You do wonderful work!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Fabulous! All the textures and shapes are perfect. I was wondering how you got the distressing onto the CB embossing when I just saw the picture. DD loves the old CCF movie too. We like to sing the oompa loompa song together.

Dawn B. said...

This is so cute. I love the cbing and the sanding you did. It really adds to the background. Super job..

Cassie said...

this is a-mazing!! love the stitching and the scalloped frame!!

Kim R. said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! This is so gorgeous. You did the sketch perfectly! You talent blows me away. This one of my favorites of your cards!

Wendy said...

Oh how I love this one, I will have to try that with the embossing folder.

Pam Varnell said...

I saw this on the CA blog today. So cute Sandra!!! Love what you did with that little guy.

Heather Schlatter said...

Sandra,

This is totally wonderful and you just did such a gorgeous job on this last week. When I saw it on the DD blog last night as I posted for the DD challenge today I just had to stare and stare at it because the shape and that black embossed and white distressed layer just make the card have a gorgeous quality to it!!!

I love love love this and I am so glad I finally had some time to make it out and let you know that!!!

Heather

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