Monday, October 19, 2020

Faux Carved Paper Pumpkin

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. Our challenge is on Halloween and/or Autumn-Fall Colours. We are working with a new sponsor, and I am so excited to work with their images.

The first time I saw this image, I knew it will be best to use it as a template to carve a pumpkin. The problem is I am not a pumpkin carver. So I designed a pumpkin made of paper. 

I am using a layered pumpkin image from Cricut Design Space. I uploaded the haunted house image to the CDS so I can make sure the sizes match. I used the slice feature to cut a circle window on all the layers of the pumpkin except for the back layer. I added inking to the front panel to make the pumpkin more realistic looking.

I printed the haunted house on vellum and set it aside to dry. I colored the back of the vellum using Copic markers. I die cut the image using a MFT Circle stack die. I ink blended one of the cut circles with Tim Holtz Distress inks to create a night sky and reinforce the sky of the colored digital image. 

I used cardstock to create the dimension. I was hoping I can flatten the pumpkin without distorting the dimension the folded cardstock creates but it cannot be flattened. It must be how I adhered these cubes of cardstock. Anyway, I think it would have been better to give this in a box since you have to add a tea light to complete the effect. 

I die cut a dome on the back two pumpkin panels to create a holder for the tea light. The tea light also supports the pumpkin but with the dimension, this pumpkin is sturdy. I used an oval die to create the dome cut. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations on the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. What a cool home decor for halloween.

  2. I just love how you used my image called "Haunted House"... It looks super spooky! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  3. Oh my gosh Maria, this is amazing!! You could totally sell these...I know I would buy one!

  4. Oh wow, that's one super pumpkin. Love the design! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations and we hope to see you back soon.
    Hugs, Carol DT Member