Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Three Jack-O-Lanterns

Hello my friends! It has been nearly a month since I've posted cards. August was such a busy month. My garden was bountiful this year and I spent most of the month in the kitchen canning and preserving vegetables, making bread and desserts for the freezer and even putting up pickles and jams. Our pantry is well stocked for the winter but I'm afraid I haven't had the pleasure to stamp. So, without further ado, let's get at it:

SERENDIPITY STAMPS has some wonderful new autumn stamps and these three jack-o-lanterns stamp is one of the new releases. They make me smile!

This stamp was such fun to color. I stamped with versamark on watercolor paper and then embossed the image with antique gold embossing powder. Then I colored the image with Tombow markers and a wet brush. Very simple and fun!

I always think pumpkins need a hay bale or straw or, in this case, raffia around them. Don't know why...I just do, so I added a little raffia bow to the base of the image. These dapper pumpkins seemed to need a bow tie beneith them, don't you think?

Card Recipe and Ingredients:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Item # 1174H "Tall Pumpkins"
Designer paper: BoBunny Eire Tartan Plaid
Ink: Versamark and Tombow Markers
Accessories: Antique Gold embossing powder, dark olive green grosgrain ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, raffia and Nestibilities Labels Four die.

I think my computer is repaired. I say "I think" because I've come to realize that with computers one can never be too confident when it comes to "will they work?" when you want them to.

I have more of Serendipity Stamps new autumn releases in the works so I'll be back again soon with more autumn cards.

Until then,


  1. Welcome back!! I LOVE the new blog background! Darling card! Great coloring and wonderful paper and rafia bow. If I was a pumpkin, I'd be the one on the right...

  2. Wow!!! The embossing really makes the image pop!! What a fun way to usher in Fall. I can't wait to see your future projects with the "Autumn theme."

  3. Wow...I have to get out my embossing powders more often. This is a gorgeous card!

  4. They made me smile too Jennifer! :)
    A really lovely Autumnal card and so cheery too...

    Carol x

  5. Autumn is my favorite time of year and your card is wonderful, once again your watercoloring is perfect.

  6. Jennifer, this turned out so cute. I love the use of the gold embossing powder it really adds a lot to the image.

  7. Oh I love it!! This is just so cute.. Love the embossing..And as always your coloring is just fab..
    Hugs, Linda

  8. Beautiful to see you back, Jennifer. This is a so pretty for fall and I love the raffia touch.

  9. Oh cool pumpkins, I like the embossing you added.


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