1 sheet of your choice of orange card stock (1 sheet will yield 12 scallops-you need 11 scallops for 1 pumpkin
Scraps of brown and green cardstock for leaves and stem
1 scallop spellbinder nestie, I used the next size down from the largest- it measures approx. 3-1/2 inches end to end.
Distress Ink-I used tea dye
A small brush to apply distress ink
Some type of instrument to roll your cardstock- I have a piercing tool here, or a toothpick works well.
Any leaf punch from your collection (you can see mine has really been loved...LOL)
Any kind of bottled glue
Optional-Cuttlebug embossing folderYou will need to cut your 12 x 12 orange card stock into four (4) - 3" strips.Run your cardstock through the cuttlebug with the scalloped die cut. You will run lengthwise and get three cuts per strip. Cut 11 scallops.It is optional to emboss the pieces, it's up to you. For the blog hop pumpkin, I did not emboss. I left them plain. You can fit two per folder as shown here.I distress inked all the edges of my scallops (total of 11) with a brush. I like to have control of the ink so that is why I used the brush. It's just a matter of preference.Once you have your scallops distressed, you are going to fold all of these scallops in half. Make sure that they are truly in half. You are going to fold these with the raised embossing and the distress inking to the inside of the fold so that it will show in the end result to the outside.Now we are going to start to assemble all of these scallops!Run you tape at along the folded end and start putting your folded scallops one on to of the other. Be sure to use your tape on each one and line them up evenly.It should look like this once your get them all lined up together.Now take the top and the bottom and join together as seen above. Run some tape as close to the edge as possible and seal.You see it starting to take shape here nicely. Tape each of the 11 loose ends together.Here is another close up where you see I am taking my time to line them up nicely so that the scallops will match.Once you get all the loose petal attached we are going to flip the pumpkin to the bottom and cut out the middle scallop, this makes the bottom flat and will allow your pumpkin to stand straight.
Now we are going to make the stem, curly vines, and leaves. You are going to cut a piece of scrap brown approx. 1 inch by 3", wrap around your toothpick tightly, tape the end and secure the roll, place some glue on the end and push it down into the middle hole of your pumpkin and leave about 5/8" showing.Cut your scrap green cardstock about 1/4"-1/2" x 4" and roll on a toothpick.Take the end of each of the curly vine and glue one on either side of the stem.Cut out two leaves and glue opposite the vines on either end.And here is your end product. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you use my tutorial, I would love to see a picture of your pumpkin. I would be happy to come and visit you at your blog or the place where you pictures are hosted. Just leave me a comment on my blog at Chocolate Crafts and Bears Oh My and I will visit. Thank you all for all the wonderful comments regarding this little pumpkin from the blog hop, it was so nice to see how much you enjoyed it and I am happy to help you make your own!