Hey There, Pumpkin! with Harvest Hellos

This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge gave me the perfect inspiration I needed to get started on a card I’ve wanted to make for a while – a cute Halloween card. I wanted something that wasn’t spooky or scary but still embraces the fun of Halloween. I reached for the Harvest Hellos stamp set to make my sweet Halloween card. Here’s my card:

Harvest Hellos, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Versatile Harvest Hellos. The Harvest Hellos Bundle can be used to make apples or pumpkins – such a versatile bundle! I didn’t use either of the images or the punch for this project – instead I let the pumpkin face stand alone here on the corner of a Stitched Shapes square die. Harvest Hellos, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment is also from Harvest Hellos. Here’s a look at the Harvest Hellos Bundle:Harvest Hellos Bundle, Stampin 'Up!, 153037
  • Nine Layers. I set out to make a simple card with only a couple of layers. When I set a goal, I like to stick to that goal – except when it comes to simple layers. For some reason, I add a frame and then another layer. Before I know it, I’ve achieved a nine-layer card with two layers of Stampin’ Dimensionals. One day I’ll be able to make two layers work. One day.
  • Sweet Halloween Colors. From the start of this project, I knew I didn’t want to use Pumpkin Pie for my card front – it’s the orange that is most synonymous with Halloween. Instead, I started with the softer, sweeter Grapefruit Grove and accented it with Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. If you like this combination of Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets: Harvest Hellos  Papers: Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Cajun Craze), Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Stitched Shapes (Square), Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. What’s your record for number of layers?! I love ❤️ your design aesthetic with its emblematic multiple mattes–always brings your projects to life. Such a fun card!

    • Thanks, Linda! I love to be clean (but layered) – it’s just how I think, I guess. I think I had a card with 13 layers at one point, but it certainly wasn’t a super-clean card. 🙂

  2. Marvelous interpretation of the sketch. I love the “oh, so subtle” spookiness!

  3. I love all those layers! I will try to add a few to my next card making session!

  4. Thanks for starting my day with a smile.

  5. Great color combo and you are the Matte Master!

  6. So adorable esp with the sentiment. I have been trying to resist this set!

  7. I love the HELLO PUMPKIN ! This is a cutie card ! So you did more layers than you intended …so what ! That`s like what I say to myself about dsp when tempted to buy MORE ! I like your card with it`s unintended layers !! GIGGLE !

  8. Such a cute card……yep I counted the layers before I read your post….lol…..

  9. Cheers to the King of Layers!! Fun and simplistic without the layers being the star. Love it! Enjoy your day!

  10. Darling take on this sketch my friend. LOVE IT!!!

  11. This card made me smile! And the colors and paper patterns are great.

  12. It’s O.K. Brian, I understand. I always start out to make a “simple” card – you know, a base card with stamping on it. In the 17 years I’ve been stamping I haven’t reached that goal yet. Love you card today, the color combo is so nice and “fall”. 9 layers are “oh my goodness” gorgeous. LOL

    • Thank you so much for understanding, Grace! I’ve only made single or two-layer cards when the challenge requires that. Even then… Always appreciate your kind comments. ♥

  13. Even before I read your blog today, I started counting the layers on this very well designed card! Now, I need to search for the 13 layer card in your gallery!

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