Happy Pumpkin Season

Oh how we love pumpkin season.
You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right?
Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin . . .
We anxiously anticipate it every year.
~ Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010

Happy Fall

It hit 90 F in our parts of Texas today. After a brutal Summer it seemed like a cold front. Bring on the Pumpkin. It feels like Fall.

Oh baby, I’m so ready for Fall.

Happy Fall

And, of course, we all know not to wear white after labor day, right? I love hanging out CutCardStock.com. If you head over there, you’ll see my tips for the best non-white paper to use with Copics (when a bright white clashes with your off-white background) and a tutorial for creating envelope liners to coordinate with your cards.


Tips & Techniques

I had so much fun making this card and its envelope that I have one more little tip for you.

People who are smarter than me say a “visual triangle” on your card makes your card more appealing. The triangle creates a road map to direct your viewers’ eyes to what you want them to see the most.

My card was a little bottom heavy. So adding some enamel dots to the upper right created a visual triangle to bring the eye up just a bit and put my pumpkin girl in focus.

Visual Triangle

I love a good challenge. This card is being entered into these:

Here are the Copic markers I used and the rest of the ingredients.

Sweetest Pumpkin Markers

Happy Fall, y’all!


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Sweet Comments

  1. This is such a cute card! I love the colors and that cute image! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.
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  2. Hi Linda,

    I left you a comment over at CutCardStock too, but, wanted to write today and say how much I liked this post and card – especially your tips. I do have difficulty with my Copics and certain card stocks (especially X-Press Blending) that have a slick coating on them. I have to keep my alcohol near to keep cleaning them otherwise it leaves a sticky residue on my coloring and transfer to any pen that I use when blending the piece. I have used Neenah in the past and really like it. Thank you for the link to CutCardStock. I also [really] liked the tip regarding the visual triangle. Nicely done! Darling card. Your blog is always a treat to visit.

  3. What a great card! Love how you used the patterned paper on the banner. I used that paper too yesterday! Thanks for the tips!
    Kim L. recently posted . . . Catered Crop-PackagingMy Profile

  4. Fun fall card – fabulous sketch! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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