An alcohol pumpkin :)

I love to play.

Play with my inks and tools and stamps.

Here is a good example of some fun I had the other day with alcohol inks.  I made an alcoholed pumpkin. :)   So fun.  I just punched a circle from glossy white paper.  Cut the top and bottom to round it out like a pumpkin.  I then put on lots of Mountain Rose, Butterscotch and Copper Alcohol Inks.  I did many layers – letting them dry between – to make the color dark and intense.  Yum.  The background of the card is stamped with my favorite new Cling stamp from Hero Arts.  I then distressed the heck out of my notecard with the Tim Holtz Edge Distresser.  (And, when Colin asked what it was, and then found out it was from Tim, he walked off with it – ha.)  And that grass patch was covered with Rock Candy Stickles.  My new favorite.  It is non-glitter glitter – clear pieces that just catch the light.  And it dries clear.  Love it.  And the speaking/caption/balloon thingie is a punch – a must-have.  So, here it is…

102309 Alcohol Pumpkin X

102309 Alcohol Pumpkin 1 X

Supplies: Hero Arts notecard, background and greeting, EK Success punches (balloon and circle), Ranger Alcohol Inks, Rock Candy Stickles, Bo Bunny green paper, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser

I love using two different sizes of google eyes.  Too fun.

Have a great one…

27 CommentsCards

  1. What a happy pumpkin! Cute cute!

  2. Jill

    darn cute card! love that background stamp and bubble punch! happy pumpkin day to you! :)

  3. Cards by Brenda

    I love the two sizes of eyes! How creative. Colin taking your tools cracks me up. My 5 year old is constantly taking my punches and glue pen.

  4. Jennifer, I am always amazed at what you create! Love the two sized google eyes- makes me smile! Great idea to use the alcohol inks on the pumpkin, too. Another fabulous card!!! Thanks for all of the artistry that you share with your blog readers. I’ve learned so much from you! :)

  5. Shereen

    What a cute cute card. Love that pumpkin.
    I’m hoping Santa brings me some alcohol inks for Christmas. I’ve really been wanting to play with some myself.

  6. What a fun card.
    I love the shine on the grass and pumpkin.

  7. Heidi

    Great card.I have the same backgroundstamp,it’s my favorite to.

  8. Oh, that pumpkin is too cute! LOVE the speech bubble–so glad EK came out with a paper punch!

  9. Just the cleverest of ideas Jennifer, love the alcohol inks.

  10. Shirley

    Cute card…especially the eyes :o ). Like the background stamp as well so much had to buy it the other day. I can see so many uses for it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  11. lois skiathitis

    Just a cute cute card. Love the effects of the alcohol inks. TFS!!!

  12. Heather Maria

    Your card is adorable Jennifer! Love the background and your pumpkin is so cute. Delighted to hear there is a speech bubble punch – I’ve tried drawing them without much success!

  13. Sandi N.


    I just love these color together. You made a card in class using these colors with a background Christmas stamp. I fell in love with them and bought them that night. This with be fun to try with my girls.

    Many thanks for sharing:)
    Sandi N.

  14. Sarah M

    Too cute! Love the pumpkin’s eyes!

  15. Roz Rhorer

    Just too darn cute. His eyes are adorable.
    I have that background stamp also, and it is used often.

  16. krolski (kathy)

    Love the eyes! Funny!

  17. C@rol

    Your card is darling! In the second picture, it almost looks like you added some Perfect Pearls – there’s a sheen, but it must be the reflection of the glossy paper.

  18. LOVE this Jennifer…So CUTE!!!

  19. You always make it look so easy. If only I had an ounce of your creativity!

  20. This is such a fun card!! I love the background and the different google eyes!!

  21. Hey! Where did you find the googly eyes? We had them at Archivers and now their all gone! I need some for my halloween page. Email me.

  22. love it! thanks for the inspiration! i wanna play with my alcohol inks!

  23. Giggle here !!
    Love your card!!

  24. JosieK

    Too cute! I really love this card!

  25. Carrie

    You are really inspiring me to get out my alcohol inks and play! Love the card.

  26. it’s beautiful I would love to find all the materials to create this work of art

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