These April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives have me thinking of warm weather, sprinklers, and lawn mowers. After three snowstorms and one winter weather advisory last week, I’m ready for Spring.
April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives Card One
For my first card, I used some coordinating products. I stamped the popsicle images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock that I die cut using the Ornate Layers dies. Then I stamped it again onto some of the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (also called DSP or patterned paper). Next, I fussy cut the popsicles from the DSP using my Snips. This is really easy to do, because it’s a simple shape.
Then I used Tombow to adhere the DSP popsicles onto the Basic White popsicles. I love that instant pop of color. This technique is referred to as “paper piecing.” For the popsicle sticks, I used my Cinnamon Cider Blends to color those.
Next, I cut another piece of the Ice Cream Corner DSP, and layered it under my paper pieced popsicles. Then I adhered that panel flat to the card base using Tombow.
For the sentiment, I used one of the banners from the kit and stamped using Terracotta Tile ink which is retiring on May 4th. However, you could use any coordinating ink color. I adhered this to the card using dimensionals. For finishing touches, I added some of the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles around my card.
April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives Card Two
For my second card, I wanted to make something bright and cheerful. The Blends are perfect for this. I stamped the watermelon images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. You don’t want to use Staz On when coloring with the Blends. Actually, I don’t like to use Staz On ever. It’s a permanent ink that requires harsh cleaners to clean it off the stamps. Sometimes you have to use it, but that’s a topic for another post.
I used the Blends to color the watermelons. Then I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I also cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to mat my sentiment piece. Speaking of the sentiment, I carefully inked only “happy” in Poppy Parade ink. Then I did the same for “birthday” but inked it in Old Olive. This way, I could stack the sentiment and get two ink colors. For the bow, I used some of the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.
After layering the white cardstock onto the black cardstock, I adhered that (the sentiment) to the card base using dimensionals.
Subscribe to the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between now and May 10 here.
If you really want the May kit, please order early as supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
There’s a video showing how to assemble the cards the kit was intended to make. Visit my Facebook page to see that video.
To see another Paper Pumpkin alternative, see my previous post.
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