Colourful Fun With May's Paper Pumpkin
The May 2020 Paper Pumpkin "A Kit In Colour" certainly hits the target for featuring the bright new In-Colours. It arrived at lunchtime, and my son looked on as I opened it up with great excitement. I nearly spit my tea across the room as he exclaimed; "Uhhhh... Wow! it looks like it fell off the back of a hippie van!"
He wasn't wrong.... it's pretty hip with the rainbows and star-splats. So after lunch I made one each of the three projects according to the instructions. My eyes and brain hurt a little after that, and so I packed it all back in the box and put it aside. Sometimes the hype you build up in anticipation of something can be deflated when your first expectations are not what you were expecting. So I left it be until the next afternoon.
I decided I was going to like this kit if it drove me to madness, so I punched out all the pieces into little piles, cut all the card bases in half, and some in half again, grabbed sheets of card stock in the colours as close as I could match (my pre-order of new in colour bits will not arrive until mid to late June at current shipping times....) a handful of ink pads and a couple additional stamp sets for sentiments, and spread it all out on my desk.
I decided the clouds needed some edging, so I sponged some Seaside Spray on the edges. That looked great - now they looked like clouds and you could see them when you layered them. Then I decided the rainbows needed to be fussy-cut out of those rectangles, so they were next. After that it was just playing with all kinds of layering and stamping and colouring. I added in sequins and wink of stella too.
I actually had a great deal of fun trying out all sorts of different arrangements and then just going at it with glue and dimensionals. I ended up with 14 different cards, and a pile of parts and pieces to make more, but here is where I decided to stop and take some photos. I am really happy with the end results - this was a fun, hip kit to play with.
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