Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Gilded Autumn

Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop for October. Our theme this month is Autumn or Halloween. I have chosen the beautiful Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to showcase autumn today.

My card started off with my concept of wanting to use the curtain fold on my card. Over this past week, I’ve been showcasing a series called Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper on my blog. Throughout this series, I’ve been sharing ideas and tips for making the most of your DSP.

The curtain fold is great because it shows both sides of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. Particularly with specialty paper such as this, it’s a shame not to be able to see both sides.

I folded the paper at 3cm, 4.5cm, 7.5cm, 9cm, 12cm and so on continuing on a length of DSP which was 26cm long. This gave me sufficient to go across my cardstock. I made a mark with a pencil at 4.5cm from the top on the right side and 2.5cm from the bottom left. Then I cut my paper across at these 2 points. Mountain and valley fold your score lines to form the curtain fold.

I added a pumpkin from the Harvest Hellos which I coloured with Stampin’ Blends. This stamp set also has an apple in the set which coordinates with the matching Apple Builder punch. A few extra leaves were added, including some Brushed Metallic leaves.

This beautiful paper is a must have as it’s copper and gold foil accents adds a richness which enhances the autumn colours of this suite.

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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 4

Designer Series Paper can come in a variety of colours, designs and patterns and sometimes it has beautiful graduated shades or scenes on them. You can add even more interest to your DSP by stamping on it. Day 4 of my Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper brings you the simplicity of stamping to add that little bit extra to make your paper look different.

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Woodgrain paper is always a favourite of mine as it coordinates so well with a variety of projects. On this card, I used the wood textured paper from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to create a Christmas card in non-traditional colours.

I used the holly from the Joyful Holly stamp set to stamp a border in Old Olive and added some stars in Terracotta Tile. I love how this adds that special touch to the DSP.

The poinsettia petals were die cut from Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured with Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink refills. I love watercolouring as it’s just such an easy way to create a blend of colours and it makes you look like an artist when all you have actually done is swished some colours together.

Once the petals are dry, use a bone folder to curl those petals up for a realistic flower.

I’ve gone non-traditional again for this card, throwing in some Magenta Madness into the mix of Autumn colours. The speckled sheet from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper has got enough blank space to stamp over without looking busy. I think the speckled look just adds to the texture of the frame in the centre.

Combined with some coordinating ribbon and punched out autumn leaves, this card with it’s delicate lace frame shows another way to stamp your Designer Series Paper and get more use out of it.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Harvest Time

Welcome to the Joy of Sets Blog Hop for October where we are showcasing projects featuring Harvest Time. I just love all the colours that this brings to my mind – the colours of Autumn. There’s something warm and homely about those shades of orange, yellow and rust brown.

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I couldn’t go past the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set which I just love and I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of. Those cans …… I find a use for them all the time. I coloured this can with a combination of Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. Being such a simple colouring medium to use, it’s easy to create a customized colour by blending different colours together.

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To create the wheat, I started off by dabbing Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee inks with a sponge on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This gave a lovely speckled look. Then I die cut it using the Sunflowers Dies.

I loved the look of the striped sheet of paper in the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper but it didn’t quite match my card. So I set about creating my own using the brush tip of my Stampin’ Blends. I used Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade and really loved how it turned out. Having coordinating colouring tools and inks makes the creative process so much easier.

Some fussy cut pumpkins and stamped images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set add to the harvest bounty of this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed the project I have shared with you today. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith from Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon.

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