Monday, September 2, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Card

Happy September, Robin's Nest fans.  I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday weekend.  It is a new month, and a new theme for the Design Team.  This month, we will be showcasing the Halloween collection.  I am a spooky movie freak, so Halloween is one of my favorite genres.  I had a blast making this card, and it was so easy with the products from The Robin's Nest.  And I know you have been hearing all of us here at The Robin's Nest go on and on about how much we love the dew drops.  Well, I hope my "before" and "after" pictures below will help you see why we think they add so much to your pieces with very little effort.
Before dew drops
After adding dew drops
Supplies used:

The Robin's Nest : Pumpkin Heads cardstock
                               Halloween Glitter Stripe cardstock
                               Spiderweb Glitter cardstock
                               Orange Glitter Crackle cardstock
                               Chipboard Pumpkins
                               Bats Chipboard
                               Black Tear Drops
                               River Bed Tear Dew Drops
Spider and Web die (Quickutz)
On the Fence die (Sizzix-Tim Holtz)
Distress Paint: Weathered Wood
Distress Stain:  Antique Linen


Trim Pumpkin Heads cardstock to 5-1/2" x 12" and fold in half to make side fold card.  (Note:  This paper is double-sided and has the cutest rows of pumpkins on the opposite side.  Therefore, you will want to make a note of this when cutting your paper to make a card.  Otherwise, your pumpkins may be upside down.)
Cut 2" x 6-1/4" piece of chipboard with the On The Fence die.  Paint with weathered wood distress paint and distress with sandpaper.
Apply antique linen distress stain direct to paper on the fence.  The color will appear a bit darker where the paint has been sanded away.
Trim 6" x 3/4" pumpkin border section from Halloween Glitter Stripe cardstock and adhere over bottom section of fence.
Adhere fence piece to bottom of card.
Adhere two chipboard pumpkins to lower left bottom of fence, using a pop dot to raise the taller pumpkin.
Add olive green tear-shaped dew drops to the pumpkins for leaves.
To make the squiggly spirals you always see on pumpkins (sorry, I don't know what they are called) I trimmed tiny slivers off of the Halloween Glitter Stripe cardstock and wrapped it around a toothpick.  It is not as hard as it may sound.  In fact, it was quite easy.  I glued those above the tear drops, as shown in the photo. 
Cut one spider web from a corner of the Spiderweb Glitter cardstock and adhere to the top right.
Adhere three  purple chipboard bats to the front, as shown.  For dimension, use a pop dot behind the larger bat.
Once again, I added some black tear shape dew drops to the bats' bodies.  
For the inside, I computer generated the saying, which I found online, and printed it onto the reverse side of a 5-1/4" x 5-3/4" piece of Orange Glitter Crackle cardstock.  Adhere to card inside, with one more purple chipboard bat upper left.  This will also give you a clear space to sign your card.

So,  I hope you enjoyed my Halloween card today and will give this fun paper a try.  And did I convince you how much those dew drops add to your art?  The Halloween papers are 20% off this month.  So go ahead, check out the Robin's Nest online store, and be sure to come back to the Chattering Robin's blog for more inspiration from the Design Team using these fabulous papers!  If you get a chance, I would also love for you to stop by my blog, Black Hole Art Studio, to see what I am up to.  As always, thanks tons for stopping by, and have a wonderfully creative week!



  1. Fab card Barbara, love how you put it together and great step by step as always!

  2. OMG Barbara...I love this. I want to go dig out my paperclay right now and make that music!!! Someday soon I will have time to play again!!!