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.