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Distressed Grundy Pumpkins & Colored Pencils: Witchy Card Creations Day 7

Hey there, fellow crafty souls! If you've been following along with our creative journey, you know that Halloween is right around the corner, and I'm all about adding that handmade touch to our festivities. In today's video, we're going to explore some fantastic Halloween card crafting secrets – specifically, how to create Distressed Grungy Pumpkins using colored pencils. And guess what? We'll be using that awesome second background we whipped up in our last crafting session!

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Now, I've got to tell you, when it comes to Halloween, I get as excited as a kid in a candy store (pun intended!). There's just something about the spookiness and creativity of this season that makes my heart skip a beat. So, grab your favorite cup of pumpkin spice latte, settle into your craft space, and let's dive into these crafting shenanigans together!


Distressed Grungy Pumpkins Card by Rick Adkins

Distressed Grungy Pumpkin Magic

You know, when it comes to making Halloween cards, pumpkins are an absolute must-have. But I'll let you in on a little secret: achieving that distressed, grungy look can be a bit tricky. Fear not, my creative comrades, for I've got the scoop on how to make your pumpkins look eerily realistic.


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One thing I've learned over the years is that imperfection is our friend in the world of distressed crafting. Those little smudges, uneven lines, and rough edges? They're what give our pumpkins character! So, don't be afraid to embrace the messy side of crafting. It's where the magic happens.


Mastering Colored Pencils

Now, let's talk colored pencils. Oh, the possibilities! But I remember a time when I was just starting out on my crafting journey, and colored pencils were a bit of a puzzle for me. Getting those rich, blended colors and smooth shading seemed like a distant dream.


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But here's the thing: practice truly does make perfect. Over time, I discovered that layering colors, blending with a gentle touch, and experimenting with different techniques can work wonders. So, if you're ever feeling frustrated, just remember that even seasoned crafters like yours truly had to start somewhere.


Background Redux: Bringing It All Together

Ah, the background we crafted in our previous video! It's like the canvas waiting for our spooky masterpiece. You might be wondering, why bother with a background? Well, my friends, it's all about setting the mood.


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Imagine a pumpkin patch under a full moon – that's the vibe we're going for! And the great thing about crafting is that you have the creative license to make it your own. Add some spooky trees, flying bats, or a haunted house in the distance – the possibilities are endless!


Video Tutorial

Here you will find the step by step video tutorial for this project.


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Well, there you have it, my fellow crafting enthusiasts – the secrets to creating Distressed Grungy Pumpkins using colored pencils and making the most of that second background we crafted in our previous video. It's been a spooktacular journey, and I hope you've had as much fun as I have!


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Remember, crafting is all about letting your creativity flow, embracing the imperfections, and having a blast along the way. So, go ahead, make those pumpkins look delightfully grungy, experiment with your colored pencils, and breathe life into that background. And who knows, maybe you'll end up making a whole batch of Halloween cards that will wow your friends and family.


Thank you for joining me on this crafting adventure! If you enjoyed this video, don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit that notification bell – it's the best way to stay updated on all our crafting escapades. Until next time, keep crafting, keep smiling, and let the Halloween magic flow through your fingertips!


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Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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