Country Home. It is just so autumnal, and so fun to color! It is a lovely opening act.
is the Stamp Review Crew, you ask? We are an international group of
Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together to do a blog hop on the
first and third (and sometimes on a fifth) Monday of each month. For
each hop we chose a single stamp set for us all to use, and then we let
our creativity loose! We have a blog with all of the hops archived, so
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If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from Lauren Alarid's blog, and I am certain that her project was stunning!
I started this with a 4¼"x5¾" panel of white cardstock, and stamped the botanical image four times. I left a section about 1¼" wide open in the center for the sentiment.
The botanical arrangements were colored with Stampin' Blends in Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight. I also used some of the Bright Copper shimmer paint to add color to the berries with a watercolor brush.
And yes. I did fussy cut this. I have been doing it more lately, and I have to say, I really don't mind it anymore. I will still buy dies if they are available, but I won't shy away for the fussy cutting anymore.
(disclaimer: I still have the first version of the Stampin' Blends and only have 3 sets of the new ones, so the colors may be slightly different if you use the newest version. But equally lovely, I am sure!)
The sentiment strip started as white cardstock, and was sponged with Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler, then spritzed, and Copper Heat embossed with the sentiment.
This card started with white cardstock covered with watered down Bright Copper shimmer paint. When it was dry, Texture Paste was applied through a Pattern Party mask. I was going for something a little more simple this time. I am not sure I succeeded. 😏
The images were then fussy cut and adhered together.
There is also a 1/8" strip of Copper foil paper along the edge of the textured panel.
Were did I get the little sentiment diecut? From Bunch of Banners! I love it when I find something in my stash that works perfectly!
You maybe can't see it in these photos, but the back white panel is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
Tell me what your favorite thing about these cards was in the comments, I would love to know!
Next up is Linda Callahan, and I can't wait to see what she makes with this set. I am sure it will be gorgeous!