WMSC#120 -Houndstooth Pumpkin



I've finished up my last Halloween cards and have now moved on to Thanksgiving...I can finally see the end of Summer here in hot, hot, hot California.  I haven't had to use our air conditioner for almost a week now which really makes me think of Fall, Autumn colors, pumpkins and Thanksgiving.  This week's Waltzingmouse sketch #120 is by Clare Buswell and it is a great one, up for lots of interpretation.
At first I thought of a doily for the center image...thought a little more and wanted to make that round image something a little different and after thinking about it even more...decided to try to make it a pumpkin.  
A houndstooth pumpkin!  I love, love, love houndstooth and Waltzingmouse has the best houndstooth pattern stamps in Heirloom Patterns, both large and small which are so easy to line up.  I used three oval dies to create the orange pumpkin base and four of the same size brown ovals to add the little bit of color separation.  I arranged the segments and was able to stamp them so that the lines matched very well once the brown pieces were added.  The center piece is popped up with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees.  To represent the little button images in the sketch, I made a few die cut leaves and added a button with a twine bow.  I am most excited to have been able to sew a zig zag around this card...I finally have a new sewing machine (my old one broke and only sewed backwards!)
You still have lots of time to make your own card using Clare's great sketch and you might even win a free stamp set!  Here's a link for all the details.

20 comments:

Jeanne J said...

Your houndstooth pumpkin is fab - love all the fall color - that pretty plaid ribbon and the texture from the button thread ... ooooh and your stitching again!!! YEAHHHHH!!

Carla said...

lovely card with those beautiful autumn colors! Love from Holland.

Marybeth said...

Can't have a sewing machine sew backwards,lol. Love the stitching on this beautiful card! Love the way you made your pumpkin out of ovals. I agree the houndstooth stamp is wonderful ! The leaves and the curly vine are gorgeous! Great job Cathy!

Kara said...

really pretty pumpkin! Love the leaf paper too!

Joyce said...

What a great pumpkin card. Really clever to use ovals and make it in hounds tooth. I am so glad that you are thinking about fall and Thanksgiving. Just sayin'

Love this card Cathy, that pumpkin is truly creative!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Cathy! Love your pumpkin, the pretty leaves with the button and the gorgeous border die! Fab work!

Great pumpkin, so much dimension! Love the tartan ribbon too!

Awww, I love that houndstooth pumpkin! Its too cute :)

Kelly S. said...

So awesome, Cathy!! I love how you made the pumpkin from layered OVALS! Just so creative. The houndstooth pattern is perfect and so is that plaid ribbon! This card just oozes fall and radiates warmth!

Sharron said...

Love this, Cathy! The houndstooth pumpkin you created with ovals is so creative. And the papers and plaid ribbon look fabulous--everything is just perfect for fall!

Kate said...

I've really "fallen" for the pumpkin - very clever indeed. Love the other die cut elements, the tartan ribbon and background papers as well.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Cathy! I love the patterns and the fab die cut leaves!

Vickie Z said...

Love the houndstooth pumpkin Cathy!! Love all the texture and fall going on! Clever use of the sketch!

Renee said...

I love it!!
That houndstooth pumpkin is fabulous...
love the way used the brown ovals with it!
And the papers and leaves...
perfect! :)

Kim said...

Just so beautiful...who would not fall in love with a houndstooth pumpkin, so stunning with all of the leaves and that filigree trim.

Wonderful papers on this Cathy! I can just smell all those fallen leaves!

Lenet said...

beautifull fall card ..Thanks for joining us at WMSC

Jeanne J said...

Congrats you TOP MOUSE!!!

Gorgeous card! Congrats on your top mouse award! :)

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