We've put all the jack o lanterns, mummies, ghosts and trappings of Halloween away -- Turning the calendar to November still brings lots of fond memories of crisp leaves, pumpkins, apple cider and most importantly, family gatherings. Pumpkin puree for pies, bread, cookies and soups and roasted seeds for late afternoon and evening snacking. Our focus word for November this year is Gratitude. This year, I wanted to share something a little different than what what we have done in the past.
A fun project for a simple gift to special friends is this 3-d paper pumpkin. I love how it turned out with dry embossing and additional addition of color using the eBrush and siphon adapter.
Paper (AC paper - textured burnt orange, textured dark brown and smooth white)
Electronic die cutting machine and software
SVG file (SVGCuts' Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit)
Cut-n-boss, embossing folder and appropriate plate for the folder you're using
eBrush and siphon kit
Marker and adpator (Tombow)
Createx Airbrush Paint (orange, green)
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Using the electronic cutting machine, cut the paper using the orange for the pumpkin and the panels, white paper for the leaf, flower and centers, brown for the stems. Set the white paper pieces aside for right now.
Emboss the orange panels for the pumpkin in the folder you desire. Let the Cut-n-Boss do the work. Remove from the folder.
Using the eBrush and the siphon, spray the edges of each panel lightly with orange. The Createx paint is pretty close in color to the AC paper.
Once you have the pumpkin and panels sprayed (and cleaned your siphon), switch to the marker adaptor. I used a couple of yellow markers, a deep brown and a dark yellow green to color the remaining white pieces for the flower and leaf. Here's the leaf --
Glue the pumpkin, leaf and flower together as directed in this video.