The final sketch in the September A Muse Lounge challenge is based on Lexi’s sweet tricycle card. I also got a hefty dose of inspiration from Michelle’s card, which is as warm and temping as pumpkin pie.

Mmm… pumpkin pie.

But before you make pumpkin pie, you have to make jack o’ lanterns. Like these:

My card switches the sentiment and image placement from the original, but the overall shapes remain the same. I used a rock-and-roll technique on each of the pumpkins to add depth, with a vivid orange base and increasing amounts of rusty brown for each layer. I also removed the orange ink with a baby wipe so I could carefully in the stems and vines with brown and green.

The faces on this cling stamp set are interchangable. Armed with a variety of inks, you could easily make a whole field of unique jack o’ lanterns. I chose to highlight my perfect pumpkin with a bit of orange glitter glue–like some creation right out of Martha Stewart Living–to make it stand out from the rest of the patch. Now I can’t wait to choose a real pumpkin. Or three!

Stamps: Jack O’ Lanterns cling set and pick of the patch sentiment from A Muse; Ink: Memento tangelo, potter’s clay, rich cocoa, bamboo leaves; Paper: squash, french roast, natural, and green kitchen dot cardstock by A Muse; Other: orange Stickles, EK Success postage stamp edge punch, foam tape.

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