When I was first playing with my letterpress plates and trying out different inks and paper, I ended up with extra pieces as samples. This Trick or Treat was one of the pieces I made using Confetti White paper and classic Pumpkin Pie ink. It turned out pretty well, so I had set it aside to use later. Then, I also had this card base I made using Basic Black paper and torn Old Olive cardstock originally for a punch art card that ended up going a different direction, and so I had that lying around too. So, put them together and add a fun halloween pumpkin and this is what turned out:
Punching the pumpkin –
I also had to get a little creative with the pumpkin. I didn’t have oval punches, which is what I would normally use, but I did have a 1-1/4” circle punch available. So, I punched out three full circles from some Tangerine Tango cardstock. I then slid one of the circles back into the punch so I could punch again, trimming off one side of the circle to make an oval like shape. Now, I did this by sliding the circle in and tapping the side of the punch to shift it into place – the complete pain in the tush method. If I were to do this again, I would either stick my circle to the back of a post-it note or use dotto to temporarily adhere the pumpkin to a piece of computer paper so that I had a bigger piece of paper to hold when trying to control how much of the circle I was trimming.
To finish the pumpkin, I sponged the edges of the circles with Chocolate Chip ink,. Then overlap two of the circles and adhere together. Adhere the trimmed circle/”oval” on top of the two circles. Cut a strip of Old Olive CS and adhere to the back of the pumpkin you just created for a stem.
Trick or Treat Recipe:
Ink: Pumpkin Pie classic ink, Chocolate Chip classic ink
Paper: Basic Black CS, Confetti White CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Old Olive CS
Accessories: Trick or Treat letterpress die, 1-1/4″ circle punch, sponge, paper piercer, Ice Rhinestone brads