Hi friends! Today's card features a stamp set called "Martha's Pumpkins" from Spellbinders/FSJ, but my first question is who is Martha!? And, why did she have pumpkins named after her? Shouldn't it be like "Peter's Pumpkins" or "Perfect Pumpkins?" Maybe even, "Plump Pumpkins?" Martha is just throwing me way off! I feel like there is a story behind the naming of this stamp set and inquiring minds (a.k.a., me) want to know! But, anyway, it took me about three attempts for me to settle on a card I liked using this set. I knew that I wanted pumpkins in all different colors and not just orange. So, I stamped each of the five pumpkins included in the stamp set multiple times in all rich, earthy colors and played around with their placement and layout. Nothing seemed to be catching my eye until I finally settled on using the same pumpkin, just in different colors. I feel like I achieved balance and symmetry with the final result and I was able to still feature a variety of color.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a sheet of yellow plaid cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pack. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I placed a 4" x 3" sheet of white cardstock paper directly onto the Crumb Cake cardstock. On a separate sheet of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock, I stamped the smallest pumpkin in Soft Suede ink, Pool Party ink, Crushed Curry ink, Rich Razzleberry ink, Old Olive ink and Cajun Craze ink. I die cut each of the small pumpkins using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added height. On a thin strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink, notched both ends and adhered to the center of the card.
Here is the Martha's Pumpkin stamp set from Spellbinders/FSJ that I used to create this card:
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