Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Autumn Mum Greetings- A Glorious Time of Year

Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far!  I am sharing a Mixed Media card that I created using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Autumn Mum Greetings Clear Stamp Set along with SNSS Doily Border Dies.

I love all of the colors of fall- a glorious time of year.  All creation seems to be splendidly showing off before winter arrives- what a fabulous site to see here in the Northeastern United States!

I decided to incorporate a few online challenges into the design- The Flower Challenge #1 “Anything Goes” (brand new challenge site) along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #rrbc48 “Tie Me Up” (I used cherry grosgrain ribbon along with paper lace as well as the previously released Autumn Mum Greetings Set – I have not used this set in over a year).

To create this card:

Ink the large mum image from SNSS Autumn Mum Greetings Clear Stamp with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, stamp repeatedly over a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (re-inking the stamp as needed) and use a Distressing Tool to distress the edges.

Stamp the sentiment from SNSS Autumn Mum Greetings Clear Stamp Set with black archival ink and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Mount the stamped panel along with a piece of designer paper with a sewing machine using a zig zag stitch onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock (trim close to the edge).

Die cut the SNSS Doily Border Dies from Very Vanilla cardstock and age a bit with Old Paper Distress Ink.

Add the SNSS Doily Border Die cut with 1” Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon (wrapping the ends of the ribbon behind the card panel) before mounting the entire card panel to the Early Espresso card base.

Add the strip of pearls over the ribbon and set aside.

Ink the large and small mum images from SNSS Autumn Mum Greetings with black archival ink and stamp onto white cardstock, heat set the ink before adding color with a water brush and ink from Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze Classic Ink pads.

Color the leaves with Wild Wasabi and Old Olive Classic Ink (again, using the water brush).

Fussy cut the flowers and leaves, use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the blossoms as well as the stamped background and mount the flowers to the card front using dimensional foam.

Finish off the card with a few pearls to the flower centers as well as the corners.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Julie: Mums are some of the prettiest flowers for the Fall, they come in a whole array of colors and yours are gorgeous colored in my favorite shade of red from Stampin Up!.....Cherry Cobbler. This card is a labor of love, all the details are wonderful and your fussy cutting fabulous. Love the zig zag stitching and the pearls, beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing with us on THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Viv said...

Such a great card here Julie! love your beautiful flowers in those rich Autumn colours. Thank you so much for playing along in The Flower Challenge this month and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv xx

Leslie Miller said...

Your mums are so beautiful! Oh, my, look at that background. Gorgeous!

Katy McGloin said...

OMGosh, Julie... this is STUNNING! Rich colors, lots of texture, so much thoughtfulness and detail... Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card with Retro Rubber!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Julie! This card is absolutely stunning! The colors represent Autumn so gloriously! I happen to love mums. We gave my mom three mum plants when we were in grade school. Forty years later these mums still survive and have been moved from spot to spot in the yard. I love that we have the wonderful connection to the past! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Lisa T said...

These colours are so rich and vibrant Julie! What a lovely card, packed full of interest, lots of texture and detail. Thank you so much for playing along in The Flower Challenge, Lisa DT

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