Sunday, November 25, 2007

Torn Pumpkin

I wanted a generic Thanksgiving card for hubby to give his guests this weeks. Only thing is, he forgot it. I had lots of scraps for this and actually made four versions but this was the first-I just switched the pieces around on each.

Start with a green textured card, and layer it with a stripe about a half inch or so down but leave space for two pieces of plain textured strips that you butt up under it. Ink the edges of the pieces if you want. Then cut a piece of printed satin ribbon (or stamp with the words you want and apply to the lighter strip.
Cut a layer of light card stock like used for the strip and ink that edge. Cut a piece of the darker a tad bigger and ink then razor the edge. Pop dot this where you want it. I took scraps of orange and tore a pumpkin shape. Then for more dimension, I tore a middle oval for the pumpkin. I inked the edges of these two pieces with orange and straw Distress Ink and laid them on the squares. Then I tore a topper for the vine edge and applied that behind the pumpkin top.

To finish, I tied a piece of plaid ribbon into a bow at the top. I played with several styles and just like the look of this one the best. I am pooped from doing nothing tonight. I could not even stomach the stores so have been surfing for acrylic frames online but the shipping kills any savings I found. Wait to you see the cute things I made with some later this week.


  1. Hi Jan, YES YES the UK cattie is finally up and running I have been a demonstrator for over a week now!!!! Love it.

    But no lovely Castles in the cattie, have to been to England then? jenny x

  2. This torn pumpkin is great, wonderful card.


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