Warning, no layouts and picture heavy post!
So, don't think I am nuts, but I have never carved a pumpkin before Saturday! I know WEIRD, right? I don't know what I was thinking the experience would be, but I had fun. We still have one pumpkin to carve yet, it was getting to be a little late to start another one at the rate I carved!
Carleen started the process for us, plus she wanted to roast the seeds to snack on later.
So, I had this brilliant idea to use a cut file from Silhouette for my pumpkin! Cut it out of cardstock and then trace on my pumpkin. Here is the cut file. It's Design ID #50298 by Simple Stories. Sn@p! on! is the name of the file. And no, that is not a typo, it really is a @!
I knew I needed heavy cardstock to hold up to the beating it was going to take. I pulled out my Textured Twill from WorldWin Papers and used it for the cut file. Then I was trying to figure out how I was going to get it to stay on my pumpkin so I could carve it. WASHI anyone?! We all have a ton of it, so why not use it!
It was a beautiful afternoon, but I was too busy trying to carve my design. I probably "should" have not picked out something this detailed for my first pumpkin carving experience! I am not sure how long it took, at the very least about 2-3 hours. Thank goodness for Carleen's pottery tools or I would have thrown in the towel. And I "might" have broken one, so I owe her big time!
Carleen finished hers in record time and she even carved the back of it! Here they are drying out so we can get them cleaned up a little more!
Hee hee, that cardigan backside!
Then nighttime came and we finally got to see our results! And these are with my iPhone, I didn't have a tripod to take them with my regular camera. The iPhone seemed to work great!