Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Autumn Greetings

Hello!  It's Andrea with you today.  I'm so excited to be joining the amazing design team for Butterfly Reflections, Ink!  I just love Vanessa (She is a riot!), and her product selection and customer service can't be beat!

Fall is in the air here, and I couldn't be happier about that!  I love waking up to crisp mornings and seeing all of the beautiful colors of fall (The leaves have just started to turn a bit here.) and eating all things pumpkin (My daughter and I made some yummy pumpkin muffins last weekend.)!  When I saw this gorgeous Succulent Pumpkin stamp by Impression Obsession, I knew I had to have it.  It was just screaming to be watercolored!


I stamped that gorgeous bouquet onto some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper with Versafine Smokey Gray ink.  Normally, I stamp my watercolored images with Onyx Black, but I wanted a softer look.  Although I stamped the image twice, I had not planned on making two cards.  One was going to be my sample so that I could test my paint colors.  Fortunately, I liked it well enough that I was able to make two cards!  I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint my images.  Disclaimer:  I'm still relatively new to watercoloring, but it's always good to get outside your comfort zone.


After my panels were dried, I heat-embossed greetings from Sunny Studio's Autumn Greetings set.  Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiments with Versamark ink.  One was heat-embossed with copper embossing powder; and the other, with gold.  I trimmed the panels down a 1/4".  


I added a strip of patterned paper from my stash to white cards and then adhered my panels on top.  Before gluing the panel on the card pictured above, I added some gold string from my stash.  For some sparkle, I covered the succulents with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  To the card without the string, I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew for a little interest.

Thank you for stopping by!  

9 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! You really got the colours perfect and I love the bow and strip of paper to ground it. Gorgeous.

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  2. Never in a million years could I tell you are new to watercoloring. Your cards are absolutely beautiful.

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  3. Wow your cards are fabulous Andrea! And your watercoloring gorgeous!
    xoxo Olga

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  4. Beautiful card and you watercoloring is gorgeous!

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