Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Autumn Thanks

Hi folks, it's Holly posting today!  I'm more than ready for the fall season to arrive, so I pulled out the new Autumn Blessings stamp set by Flourishes and had a blast water coloring it last night.

I started by stamping this Autumn Blessings image onto watercolor paper with some permanent black ink.  I then used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers and the Tim Holtz Water Brush to color in this image.  Below is a list of the colors I used:

Pumice Stone (milk jug) - sold out
Dusty Concord (seed balls) - sold out
Shabby Shutters (leaves, grass)
Peeled Paint (leaves, grass)
Scattered Straw (wheat, sunflower, pumpkin, grass)
Wild Honey (sunflower, pumpkin)
Spiced Marmalade (pumpkin, top flower)
Dried Marigold (pumpkin, lower right flower)
Tattered Rose (tiny flowers below sunflower)
Rusty Hinge (pumpkin)
Tea Dye (centers of flowers)
Brushed Corduroy (center of flowers)
Walnut Stain (center of flowers)

You can buy the markers individually or you can get the whole set here.  If you want the two colors that are sold out, you can always email the owner, Beverly Bohannon, and she will be more than happy to order those for you.  :-)

I set this water colored image aside to dry completely while I played around with my card layout.  This image fit perfectly into the arch die shape from the new Blueprints #3 die set by My Favorite Things, so I decided to play with the rest of the dies in this set to create my card.  

Once my colored piece was dry, I cut it out with the arch die and glued it down onto a dark brown card base. Next, I added a little strip of burlap below the arch. Then I cut out the scallop border from dark orange cardstock and glued it to the top of the burlap.  The pierced strip was cut from mustard cardstock and adhered over the dark orange scallop border.  

I cut the little tag from watercolor cardstock and stamped the sentiment (also from Autumn Blessings) with permanent black ink and then adhered that to the mustard border.  The tag, scallop border, and pierced strip dies are all in the same Blueprints #3 set.

I had so much fun water coloring this image with the markers and playing around with the different shapes in the Blueprints #3 die set.  I'm definitely going to order some more Blueprints dies and have fun mixing and matching all the different shapes. 

What a pretty card for the Fall season! Thanks Holly!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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1 comment:

Debbie said...

Holly, your card is so pretty! I like the idea of using the arch die to stamp on. It really adds a "classy" look to your card.