Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Autumn is a Mosaic of Them All

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a card inspired by the autumn colors that are bursting forth here in the Northeastern United States.  

I just love fall with all of the gorgeous colors, the crispness of the air, the apple harvests as well as the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday leading into Christmas!  God's Glorious Creation painting a splendor for all to see- what a wonderful time of year!

I decided to try to capture some of the deep red colors in this Mixed Media card using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Autumn Mum Greetings Clear Stamp Set along with the SNSS Doily Border Dies.

To create this card:

I inked the large mum image from SNSS Autumn Mum Greetings with a cherry dye based ink, stamped repeatedly over a piece of cream colored cardstock, distressed the edges, and stamp the sentiment from SNSS Autumn Mum Greetings with archival black ink.

Add the stamped panel along with a piece of designer paper with a sewing machine using a zig zag stitch.

I added the die cut SNSS Doily Border (aged a bit with distress ink) along with cherry grosgrain ribbon and pearls before adhering the entire panel onto the dark brown card base.

Stamp the large and small mum images from SNSS Autumn Mum Greetings with archival black ink, heat set the ink and water-colored the flowers with a water brush with ink from rust and cherry markers for the flowers as well as various green markers for the leaves.

After fussy cutting the flower images, I used a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the blossoms as well as the stamped background before adding the flowers to the card front using dimensional foam and finished off the card with pearls.

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a fabulous week, sweet friends!


Cathymac said...

Your mums are gorgeous, Julie!

CherylQuilts said...

I'm late, but it's never too late to leave some love for this gorgeous autumn card, sweet Julie! I love mums, and your colors are so vibrant and make me remember the colors of fall up north. Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs!