This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is sort of two-kits-in-one. This is the card I made from my second kit:
You see, this is what the eight cards in the kit are SUPPOSED to look like. Adorable shaker cards.
OK. Now, the second kit might not be readily noticeable to others. They might just take those 24 (TWENTY-FOUR!!) leaves that you punch out of their spots and throw them on their leaf pile. I dunno! Use those leafy darlings in your SECOND KIT!
One of the stamps that comes in this versatile kit is sort of a crackle, veiny stamp. You are supposed to stamp the spaces underneath the leaf cut-outs for the sequins and other shakers to move around on.
BUT, you can take that stamp and those 24 leaves that you tossed on your leaf pile and make something brand new! I stamped right on top of the leaves with this stamp and VersaMark ink. I then covered the stamped leaves with clear embossing powder, and heated 'em up.
Back at my work table, I used Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry to sponge over the veins, obviously using the veins as a resist.
And this is the cool effect you get for your second kit!
I dug through my stash of Designer Series Papers and ultimately came up with this card.
And don't you love the sentiment banner? It's a "thanks" from a retired kit, stamped in black and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch (page 186 of the catalog). I then used a ruler to carefully draw the lines to make the banner look more 3-D. A little bit of black and white baker's twine was a perfect finishing touch.
So, that's how you get a BONUS KIT! And, now I have TWENTY-ONE (21!!) more leaves to play with! There are so many things you can do with these leaves. Put your thinking caps on and have a ball with your second Paper Pumpkin kit!