March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives
These March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives were so fun to much. I love the FREE stencils that came with this month’s kit. Another thing I love about this kit is the outdoor theme. We don’t have many mountain themed sets. So I was so happy to see the mountain stencil. With this Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up! did something a little different. They gave us envelope liners. So there’s no need to cut apart the envelopes if you want to use the liner as Designer Series Paper (DSP) or patterned paper.
Alternate One Details
For my first card, I wanted to make a spring card. Typically, in Colorado we get most of our snow during the months of February and March. This March has been particularly snow, and I’m ready for spring.
For the focal image, I used the sun stencil and some Daffodil Delight ink. Because I wanted a deeper color, I used the free sponge from the kit. To create the mountains, I used Seaside Spray ink and the mountain stencil. I didn’t want my flowers and stems to be the same color, so I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color my image. For the flowers, I used the Calypso Coral marker. Then I used the Old Olive marker for the stems and leaves.
If you’re going to color your stamps, be sure to use the Stampin’ Write markers, NOT the Blends. The Blends are alcohol based and will dry out your stamps and eventually ruin them.
Next, I stamped the birds and the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink. Then I tied a bow with the twine from the kit and adhered that with a drop of glue.
March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – Two
For my second card, I stenciled the clouds with the free stencil from the kit and Basic Gray ink. Then I used the free mountain stencil and Just Jade ink to create the beautiful mountains. For the detail on the mountains, I used Old Olive ink and the free stencil.
Then I stamped the trees and the sentiment with Pretty Peacock ink. I’m going to miss this color, which will retire in May. Because I wanted the birds to appear more in the distance, I used Basic Gray ink to stamp them.
Then I cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to 3-3/4″ x 5″. I layered a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of the envelope liner on top of the Calypso Coral piece.
I wanted both the rectangles and the ovals to have some dimension, so I adhered both with fun foam. Then I adhered the sentiment directly to the focal image using Tombow. For the bow, I used the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack. The ribbon is actually Terracotta Tile, but I think it looks nice with the Calypso Coral cardstock.
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