Sunday, September 4, 2022

Fall Foliage for Sunday Stamps

Hello and welcome!  It's time for a new color challenge at Sunday Stamps and this one is perfect for your Autumn style creations.

I'm also joining Ann's Fall Fun challenge at The Paper Players, the Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and The Four Seasons Fall Challenge.

That SSC color board made it very tempting to reach for one of my sunflower stamps but I had a new foliage stencil and die set from Pinkfresh Studio that I was dying to ink use, so that's what I did.

The stencils are layering stencils and line up easily.  I made sure some leaves were in greens and others the shades of yellow, orange and burgandy.  Once the stenciling was complete, the leaves were die cut with the coordinating die.  Next I used the Fancy Circles dies, cutting it twice from white and once from copper metallic paper, then adhered them together.  

Much of the yellow that was ink blended on the leaves kind of got overtaken by the dark oranges, so I decided to ink blend a panel of white with Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress inks, leaving the center very light.  In all honestly, I went back and forth about it, because it seemed so bright but I went ahead and built the layers (the base is Cajun Craze) and stamped the sentiment and ultimately really liked how it turned out.  I will admit to getting carried away with the leaves but it was hard to leave any out because I kept finding spots for them lol!  Anyway, the final step was to add some gorgeous bronze gems.

Be sure to use the link above to see the beautiful cards by the other DT members and hopefully join us for this pretty fall-ish color challenge!

Take care!


Stamps:  Sunny Harvest (sentiment/Power Poppy)
Paper:  Hammermill white, Cajun Craze (Stampin' Up), Metallic Copper (Tonic)
Ink:  Moss, Green Opal and Honey Drizzle (Altenew); Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpin, Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany (Ranger Distress); Versafine Clair Acorn
Other:  Fall Foliage Stencil and Die set (PS), Fancy Circles dies (PS), Marvelous Moments Gem Stickers (Honey Bee)


Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous fall colors, Stef! I love how you have arranged some of the leaves to overlap the amazing Fancy Circle die cut. The more leaves the merrier! A stunning card for sure! Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is GORGEOUS! I love all the stenciled leaves and the vibrant colors! The copper circle adds so much shine to the gorgeous background you created. Just WOW! This is stunning!

Lisa Elton said...

I like your layers of leaves tucked into the fancy gold frame! Lovely card, Stef!

dj said...

Fantastic take on our new color challenge...this card is sure to inspire those who decide to play along with us @ Sunday Stamps. I love the bouquet you created with these leaf dies.

Darlene said...

OH Stef ... the colors on this creation are AMAZING! Absolutely beautiful Fall creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


Ellibelle said...

So beautiful! Love how you layered all the leaves!
Thanks so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge! Hope to see you back there again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh wow, Stef...another stunning Autumn card. Thanks for sharing this at The Four Seasons Challenge. I really enjoy your art.

LeAnne said...

It's amazing how stencils can add such dimension to stamped images! This is so pretty..."GLOWING"!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stunning! I love the changing colours of those fall leaves Stef - the stencilling is amazing! Thanks for playing at the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just a WOW card Stef! As always, your coloring is perfection. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

Annette Elliott said...

No surprising me with another "wow" creation Stef! Love every single thing about your beautiful card. The design, the blending and of course the coloring. Just beautiful!