I brought my Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Carving Kit down from the cupboard and needed only the sculpting tool for this pumpkin since I wanted to keep it simple for my first time around.
With a pencil, draw your design on the pumpkin for guidance.
Use your sculpting tool to scrape out the top layer of the pumpkin's skin. And go all away around until you are at the bottom!
The final product. I'm so happy with the outcome. It almost glows! And the design reminded me of a web with the pumpkin's natural grooves, so I made it a home for my eight-legged friend Harry.