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!  


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

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

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

  4. Beautiful card and you watercoloring is gorgeous!