I'm stopping in to share the First Card I've made and entering into the MFT You Could be a Card Design Super Star Contest!! You can check it out here on their Blog!! I have LOVED LOVED LOVED ALL of the AMAZING cards that have been entered so far and I'm SO HAPPY I'm not ONE of the Judges who is going to have the EXTREEMLY HARD Job of narrowing it down to the Top 10 Entries!! EEEKKKK!! I am however SO EXCITED about ALL of the Talent and ALL of the LOVE that is shared during these type of Contests!! Makes me HAPPY to be a Part of this AWESOME Community of Crafters!! =)
I've had this Idea in my Sketch Book for a Year now!! I made this card for a Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge going on NOW!! (Maybe you'll Play along for a chance to WIN if you have the TIME!!??) I decided it would be FUN to use the Same Mylar Gift/Treat Bag and create a Pumpkin!! Do you remember those Vintage Pumpkin Candy Buckets from when you were a Kid!!?? They were what EVERYONE had to go Trick-or-Treating with!! There weren't THOUSANDS of options like there are today!! =) This is a Spin off of that design only I've turned it into a Pumpkin Shaker for the Front of my Card!!
I Colored the Front and the Back Sides of the Mylar Treat Bag with Copic Markers R08, YR68 for the Orange, and E37, E18 for the Stem!! Then I Folded the Bag Inside Out to give the Rounded Corners for the Pumpkin Shape!! I started with the Die-namics Paper Bag Peek-a-Boo Die Cuts and I cut out Three Layers each and glued them together to create the Face on my Mylar Shaker Bag Pumpkin!! =) I also used the CUTE Little Spider from the same set and Layered three of those Die Cuts together too!! I also used the Die-namics Fishtale Flags Dies to Die Cut a Flag Banner for my Sentiment that I Heat Embossed in White from an MFT Spider Web Retired Sentiment Set!! I Water Colored my Background using my New Peerless Water Colors and MAN am I LOVING how VIBRANT these colors are!! I found these on SALE for 70% off at a Craft Store because they had been opened and a few of the Sheets had been torn!! SCORE for me though!! =) I was doing a COMPLETE HAPPY DANCE!! SQUEAL!! =) I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in 6mm Sunshine Glow, 4mm Sparkling Clear, 4mm Tangerine, 4mm Charcoal and some of the Silver Shimmer Seed Beads and Tied the Bag Closed!! I Rolled Up the Top to resemble a Stem and then add a Die Cut Felt Leaf from the MFT Die-namics Falling Leaves Die Set!! I also added some Burlap Twine, a Vintage Gold Button and some Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to the Face Images so it looks like the Pumpkin is Glowing!! Some Wiggly Eyes on the Spider and Fishing Line to Attach the Spider to the Card Front and a Few more Sequins were Scattered around the Card and it was Finished!! I sure hope you like my Card and that it brings back some AMAZING Memories from your Childhood!!?? It sure makes me SMILE remembering how MUCH FUN we had getting Dressed Up in our Homemade Halloween Costumes as a Family Growing up and ALL of the Candy we were able to Collect in these Vintage Pumpkin Candy Buckets!! =)
Here' s a FAST Video to show these Shakers in Action!! =) THANKS for Watching!!