Thursday, March 11, 2021

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives - Part 2

 Hello my friends! Here are the rest of my Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for February's Bouquet of Hope kit. As with the other alternatives, all supplies were in the kit unless listed at the end of the post.

Here is my third alternative:

I started with a Basic White Thick card base. I used the striped Just Jade card base from the kit and cut it down to a layer on top of the card base. I added the yellow polka dot strip of DSP from the kit. On top of that I added the flowers from the kit using dimensionals. 

I stamped my sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut this out using the Ornate Frames dies. I added the sentiment piece to the card front using dimensionals. I then added the black sequins from the kit.

Here is my fourth alternative:

It is very similar to the third alternative as you can see. I used the same Basic White Thick card base and the same striped Just Jade layer. I cut up an envelope to get the yellow polka dot strip of DSP. I made it a little wider than the piece from the kit.

I used the remaining flowers from the kit and added them in a cluster using dimensionals. I used the same sentiment and cut it out using the Ornate Frames dies and added it to the card front using dimensionals.

I used the Mossy Meadow bake's twine from the kit to make my bow which I added using a glue dot. I doubled up the baker's twine so it would appear bigger. I then added the black sequins and that is the fourth alternative.

What I used for alternatives #3 and #4:

Basic White Thick Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Ornate Frames Dies

Here is my fifth alternative:

I used the Rococo Rose card base and the gold framed vellum from the kit for this card. I stamped the flower bouquet stamp using Versamark ink on the vellum. Before stamping this image, I rubbed my embossing buddy all over the piece of vellum. Stampin' Up! no longer sells the embossing buddy but I felt it was needed for this, especially when heat embossisng on vellum. After stamping the image, I added white embossing powder and heated it to melt it. As I was using vellum, I had to use the low setting on my heat tool so the vellum would not burn.

After the image had cooled, I turned it over and coloured in the flowers, leaves and ribbon using Stampin' Blends. The colours I used were Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Rich Razzleberry and Highland Heather. This technique is called the Stained Glass technique. It is one of my favourites. I used a sponge and some Tombo multipurpose adhesive to attach my vellum piece to a piece of Basic White cardstock. By spongeing on the glue in a thin layer, it is not visible through the vellum.

I then attached this to the Rococo Rose card base and that is the card. I did not put a sentiment on this card as I did not want to detract from the beautiful bouquet of flowers.

What I used for alternative #5:

Versamark Pad

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Heat Tool

Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends

Mango Melody Stampin' Blends

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends

Highland Heather Stampin' Blends

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the rest of my Paper Pumpkin alternatives. Which alternative did you like better today - #3, #4 or #5? Comment on today's post and get your name entered into the draw to possibly win the prize!

Stay well and keep creating!



  1. my pick. Very pretty!! I enjoy that technique as well.

  2. Your 5th alternative is my choice as well.