Pumpkins and Halloween

With halloween soon upon us, pumpkins are being carved and displayed all over the world!  Ilina’s pumpkin has acquired a new resident, anyone else have this problem?


By Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon Pens deluxe set, Neenah white card stock, Tangerine tango and Basic black card stock from Stampin’ Up!, Hey Pumpkin Simon Says Stamp stamp set, sequins, Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon by Stampin’ Up!, Memento ink in Tuxedo black, Lil inkers designs stitched rectangle dies.

1: Die cut white card stock using one of the stitched rectangles dies.
2. Stamp image and sentiment in black ink
3. Color image using Cool Gray, Seville Orange and Summer Sun Chameleon pens. Color the pumpkin using the Seville Orange pen by infusing it for 4-6 seconds and coloring from the middle of each section towards the top and then towards the bottom, repeat this for each section. For each half section infuse the pen. Then color each section with the Summer Sun pen, again following the same pattern of coloring and infusing the pen for the same amount of time. Color the cat using the Cool Gray pen and infusing it with toning medium for 3-5 seconds for the tail and about 8-10 seconds for the head.
5. Cut orange card stock 1/8 or 1/4 larger than the white card stock, or  use Perfect Layers mini by Perfect Paper crafting this will give an even mat all the way around your design.
6. Tie ribbon and add sequins.  Adhere the whole panel onto black card base.


Well at least we know that Ilina’s cat has found somewhere cosy to hide this halloween!  Let us know any strange places you have found your pets.



4 Comments on “Pumpkins and Halloween”

  1. c

    Fabulous! And thank you once again for the fusing times and process! I’m still working on getting my lightest hues in places other than along the tops/bottoms of my images. Off to practice…on a pumpkin (no cute kitties in my collection…sighhh).

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Hey we love pumpkins too! If your colour changes too quickly you can reinfuse the pen and then just step back a little from where you last coloured and then carry on to get a longer lighter blend 🙂

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