When you think of Halloween, the image of a Jack-o'-Lantern cannot possibly miss your mind! It's one of the perfect and obvious symbols for the spooky season, which makes it a great embellishment for your cards!
For this tip, I'll show you an easy way to create a Jack-o'-Lantern embellishment to give your cards the right vibe for trick-or-treating season!
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The materials that you'll need for this cardmaking tip are the following: circular gel plate, brayer, distress inks, bone folder, card stock, and foam tape.
Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:
First, get your circular gel plate. I'm using a really small one which is just right for our embellishment.
Using your brayer, roll some orange distress ink to your plate. Don't put too much ink because it can be too juicy, we want to put just the right amount.
Using a bone folder or any other tool that has a slightly sharp edge, I'm going to put lines into the circular plate following the round pattern. We're adding lines as it would appear in a pumpkin.
Next, get a foam tape. We'll use it as our DIY printing tool. Cut out the Jack-o'-Lantern's mouth shape using a craft knife.
To do this, cut out some small triangles to form sort of a grinning teeth. Pull out the triangle cutouts, they'll serve as the pumpkin's eyes.
Here's how my foam tape shape ended up. I positioned it into my stamping block to prepare for the printing process. What I love about this technique is how easy it is to adjust and move around.
Now, what we're going to do is press our DIY pumpkin stamp into our circular gel plate.
It'll suck up some of the ink that we put in the gel plate earlier, so the eyes and mouth features will show up as seen below.
We're almost there! Press a piece of paper or card stock on top of the gel plate to imprint the image. Make sure you press firmly so you'll successfully print the entire image instead of having some white blots.
To finish it off, I just cut it out to the shape of a pumpkin. Then, I added a sort of stem shape on top to complete the pumpkin look.
Now you have a quirky and spooky card embellishment perfect for the Halloween season!