Tuesday, September 15, 2020

West Coast Creators Blog Hop (Sep 2020) - Autumn Is In The Air

Our team is  back hopping again and this month's theme is Autumn or Halloween themed projects.  I'll be honest, I don't typically buy Halloween or Autumn themed stamps or DSP so I had to really flex my creative muscle here! I've combined 3 different stamp sets to create this design and I'm really excited about the final result.  What do you think?

This design started with the autumn wreath concept and then grew from there.  Would you believe I created this wreath from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set? I used two of the stamps and multiple layers of stamping to get this effect.

To create the wreath, I traced one of my circle dies that perfectly fit the stamped image and stamped 3 times around to fill the outline. I started with the branch image using Mossy Meadow Ink and then layered the leaf image over top stamping 3 separate times. I layered the images to create fullness as well as to ensure each of the colours, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze had equal playing time.

Next we needed to fancy up the wreath a bit.  To create my 3 flowers, I took an image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set, inking up only a portion of the image and then fussy cutting it. I then grabbed some Stampin' Blends markers and coloured! I wasn't planning to include purples in this design but apparently that one flower is called Sea Holly and it's purple so I wanted to stick with what you'd see in nature.  I used a combination of Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss; I think it blended well with the overall design in the end. Throw in a knot of Metallic Ribbon and voila!

I choose a greeting from the Country Home stamp set stamping on Very Vanilla cardstock in Pumpkin Pie ink.  I stamped again in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then fussy cut as shown.  I mounted this on a piece of the Metallic Cardstock and used the Banners Pick a Punch on both.

Last step was to mount the wreath, using Stampin' Dimensionals, on a piece of woodgrain DSP from the In Good Taste series. I then framed that with some Old Olive cardstock and mounted on a card front of Crumb Cake which I trimmed down to 4.25 x 4.75". A trio of Gilded Gems complete the design.

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  1. Beautiful! That is very creative to use the Ornamental Envelope set to create that gorgeous wreath. Your instructions are so helpful too!

  2. A gorgeous autumn card, Gill! I'm like you... not so into autumn or Halloween cards, but this is lovely!

  3. Wow, what a creative way to make this card. Love!