Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Painted Autumn

Hey there stampers!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

I'm super excited for our hop today as we are featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and coordinating Leaf Punch.  I totally adore this set!  It's beautiful ❤.

When I first saw the Painted Harvest Stamp Set I imagined lots of gorgeous watercolored sunflowers. Since sunflowers are my favorite flower I just couldn't resist making a sunflower card.

Both cards I have to share today are exactly the same.  Well- not exactly but close enough! My first card has been "stepped up" compared to the other. I started out each card out the same- by faux watercoloring a sunflower, splattering Cajun Craze ink all over the front and by adding some Linen Thread with a bow.

For the above card- I stamped the leaf image onto some Vellum Card Stock and punched it out using the Leaf Punch.  Next- I pleated 12 inches of Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and adhered it to the front of the card just below the leaf image.  I then added some Metallic Copper Thread and the sentiment to the top portion of the pleated ribbon.  

For my next card- it may appear pretty plain however I think it's perfect!  Even though there are many many options to step up this card- I think it's gorgeous just as is!  Sometimes less is more!

This card is actually my favorite of the two.  I'm sure if you've ever faux watercolored- you know that no two images come out the same.  That's why I LOVE how this image looks.  Even though the faux watercoloring has washed some of the sunflower away- you can still see all the texture and dimension that remains. It truly is gorgeous!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Please hop on over to the lovely Holly Stene to see what beauty she's whipped up to share with you today!