Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Design Team Autumn Bounty Challenge

Welcome creative friends to The Card Concept Challenge: Autumn Bounty!
I was inspired by the hydrangeas and attempted to mimic the muted colors, but I got a bit carried away with the blues in my Mixed Media card! I began with Altenew's Paint-A-Flower Hydrangea Stamp Set:
I stamped the floral image onto Ranger's Inkssential Water Color Paper (smooth size) with Versamark Ink, a sticky clear ink, and sprinkled Ranger's Princess Gold Embossing power over it and heat set. 
Next, I stamped this same image onto Gina K's Masking Magic and fussy cut out the entire image. This piece was adhered over the gold embossed image so I could stamp a background over it, but not on the floral image itelf. I used's Hybrid Ink Camel and a Simon Says Stamp Grid Background stamp I have in my stash. I felt it gave the card something in the background, but left a lot of white, which I prefer.
Once dry, I was ready to watercolor. I basically used Paperbag and Mountain Mist from Altenew's 36 Half Pan Watercolor set and also a little bit of Frayed Leaf and Citrus Burst. I wet the area with clean water first and then drop in the color.
When it was dry, I put the card front in my Splat Box and tapped on watered down Mountain Mist with my paint brush for a little somethin-somethin in the background. Of course, mine looks nothing like this picture. Mine is well loved!

The card was finished with a Happy Birthday sentiment from Concord & 9th Happy Day Stamp Set (I believed retired) gold heat embossed with the same Ranger Princess Gold onto Licorice Black card stock. I used one of my Avery Elle Simply Sentiments die to cut it out - an all time favorite die set of mine! Cuts perfectly which for some reason I can't do by hand nor on a cutter.
The sentiment was popped up with foam tape. The edges were cut with a stitching die I have in my stash and all adhered to a Neenah 100lb Classic Crest A2 size card base.  A few gold metallic pearls from my Stampin' Up! days, finished the card.
I hope you've enjoyed this blog, see the inspiration in the photo and play along with us. All the Design Team members work hard to show you their best work. Thanks for visiting today!
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  1. This is stunning! Love those amazing hydrangeas and splattered background.

    1. Thank you so much, for the kind comment, Valentyna! I really appreciate it.

  2. What a lovely card! I just love anything with hydrangeas. Pinned.

    1. Thank you, Joanne! Hydrangeas are such a beautiful plant, I agree.



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