Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wild Blossoms Card

I had so much fun with the team from Stamp TV when I had the chance to meet them recently.  What a fun and creative group of people!

They just had the release party for the newest stamps, and there is a challenge to go along with it.   The challenge is called Autumn Squared . . . click HERE for details.  Make a square Autumn themed card.

For my card I used some basic kraft paper cardstock.  I started by cutting the cardstock in half, and setting the other half aside to use for another card later.  Then I trimmed this half down so it would fold to an exactly square card.


I used a piece of orange cardstock with a very light pattern on it to back everything.  It is a tone on tone pattern, since I did not want that to take away from the beautiful stamp.

For the stamp I used the vine from the new Wild Blossoms set by Gina K.  After I stamped it I added some accents to the vines and leaves with a few different shades of green pens.  Then I used inks in red, orange and yellow tones to do the little flowers.  I know that most people think of little flowers like this for a spring card, but I think doing them in the colors of fall gives the card an Autumn feel.

After I stamped the image on a larger piece of cardstock I trimmed it down to the size I would need.  Then I divided that piece into thirds so that I could separate them a little and allow the backing piece to show through.  I also inked the edges on the white pieces to make them pop off the background a little more.

Last but not least, I added some bling with the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique as a border.  For this card I used the Tie Dye patterned sheet.  Because this sheet has so many colors in it, and they are all swirled together, if you cut just a small section as I did you can focus just on the colors you want and get a perfect blend of colors for your project.  Who would think you could turn this . . . 



into this . . . 


With just your average pair of scissors, I was able to cut out a section that only had red, orange and yellow in it to perfectly accent this card.  Then I just peeled off the paper backing to expose the adhesive and attached all of those rhinestones to this card in a single piece.  I love that I don't have to sit a line up single stones one by one!

With a hole punch, I was able to make the individual round gems that I placed in the flowers and vines.  





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