Sunday, October 4, 2020

Thankful for Sunday Stamps

 Hello friends and welcome back!  It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a lovely color board to spark your creativity.

I'm also joining the current Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

For my card I used one of my favorite fall stamps with pretty pumpkins and sunflowers.  I stamped it in brown Copic-friendly ink and used Copic markers in colors similar to the challenge colors.  I think I even used every color!

Light and dark oranges were used to color the pumpkins, but when it came to the flowers I went with two lighter orange markers to differentiate them from the pumpkins and offer a bit of contrast.  Browns were used for the flower centers and pumpkin stems, then a reddish brown was used for the berries. I didn't realize how much more red it was until I was editing my pictures, so I kind of goofed on that color. I finished up with the leaves (I'd forgotten how many there were to color ha ha!), then the image was die cut with an oval die and mounted on a slightly larger oval die cut from Cinnamon Cider (ooooh, do I love that SU In Color!).

Next came the card base, which was made with Neenah Desert Storm.  I scored it in half and put it in my Misti, then used two leafy border dies to stamp repeatedly on the base in white pigment ink.  While that dried, the sentiment was heat embossed on the same paper then die cut with the coordinating die. The main image was then added to the base with fun foam, leaving room for the sentiment at the bottom edge of it. As a final step, a few clear dew drops were added.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's really appreciated.  I hope you are continuing to remain safe and healthy and have a great week ahead!

Be sure to use the link above to check out the beautiful cards from the other DT members and join us for this fall color challenge!


Stamps:  Fall Pumpkins (Impression Obsession), Fall Borders (Pretty Pink Posh), Clean Line Gratitude (CZ Designs/Simon Says Stamp)

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Cinnamon Cider (SU)

Ink:  Unicorn White (Hero Arts), Versamark, Gina K Chocolate Truffle

Other:  Essential Oval dies (Ellen Hutson), Clean Line Gratitude matching die, Small Clear Dew Drops (Honey Bee)

Copics:  Pumpkin  YR18, 07, 16, Y17; Flowers Y38, 35, 21, E59, 57, 55; Berries E19, 97; Leaves YG67, 25, 23, 17, 03, 01


Heather said...

Wow, Stef - you have the gorgeous touch with your coloring! Love the bold pumpkins over that beautiful background paper! Yum!

Melissa Grant said...

Beautiful detailed coloring! Love the oval shape for the pumpkins...nice touch!

Annette Elliott said...

Love your realistic colored fall scene. Those pumpkins are gorgeous! A beautiful card, Stef!