This is the first time I have done the Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge. Now don't get me wrong I check them out each month but have never been brave enough to join. This month I decided to give it a go. The challenge was to show off your skills that you have learned from fellow stampers out there in blogland. My card actually has two techniques that I learned. The first is the Crimped Diamond Background, basically you use your paper crimper to create a diamond shaped background. I found this tutorial on Beate's blog ,Fresh & Fun. The second technique was one I saw on Nichole Heady's blog last year when she introduced Boo To You. She used Copic markers on her pumpkin and then used her blender pen to take away some of the color. I tried to do that here and make polka dots on my pumpkin. You can see her demonstration here.
There is one more thing I did learn but I don't know who to thank for this tip. My gems were originally white so I used my Copic marker to color them orange.The second photo although the pumpkin is not as clear shows the diamond background a little better. Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.
Stamps: Papertrey - Boo to You and Tiny Treats
Ribbon and button from Papertrey
Cardstock all Stampin' Up
Other: Copic Markers, gems, crimper
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