Pumpkin Pups Layout

Hello there! This week’s iCopic Weekly challenge is a real challenge. I had a lot of fun with it and I am sure you will too.


The challenge: Anything but a card
I know some of you just shuddered when you read that, but you can do this!! Think scrapbook layouts, mini pages, gift sets, 3d items, tags, gift tags, bookmarks, wall art, etc. There are so many options so get creative and see what you can come up with.

Add a direct link to your pastel project below. Projects are due on July 31st at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week’s prize AND be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!

For the inspiration project, I decided to make a scrapbook layout and I decided to use my handy dandy Copic Airbrush System. If you need more inspiration, please see the end of this post because I have a list of past projects that fit this challenge.


What I did was cut out my letters out of cheap cardstock using a die cut machine, taped them to my page with repositionable tape (you don’t want them to rip your paper when you peel them off later), and then airbrushed around them with my Copic C7 marker.  When I was done, I just peeled the letters off and threw them into my recycle bin.

Layout Details:

  • The letters were airbrushed (as described above) using the ABS3 and Copic C7 marker all from iCopic.com. The letters were cut out from scrap paper using the Cricut Cupcake cartridge at 1.5inches tall.
  • The background cardstock is Pumpkin Pie textured cardstock. I stamped on it with the SP and Company Big Bold Background Stamp and the Flourishee Stamp Set. For the Big Bold BG I used Black ink, and for the flourish I used Pumpkin Pie ink for a tone on tone look.
  • The swirl shapes were cut from Basic Black cardstock using the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge at fit to length 9inches (the one on the right) and the other one was cut at 6inches tall (the one on the left).
  • I added adhesive rhinestones from Stampin’ UP to the swirls.
  • The pumpkin was cut from patterned paper from the Echo Park Candy Shoppe paper pad using the Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge at 4inches tall. The top was made using some Old Olive cardstock (from Stampin’ UP).
  • I inked around the edges of the pumpkin with Close to Cocoa ink (retired from Stampin’ UP) using a sponge dauber.
  • PSSSST! I am still boycotting ProvoCraft and not purchasing any more of their products, find out more, click here! They continue to do bad things and I will not support them.
  • And finally, the photo was matted on some American Crafts black glitter paper. This stuff is AWESOME!

Link up your project below:

If you are struggling with this challenge or are looking for more inspiration, visit the following links:
Linda’s Bookmark
Linda’s Love Tag
Samantha’s Double Rainbow Layout

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