On both of these cards I paired the For All Things stamp images with the poinsettia image from The Reason for the Season stamp set. I stamped the Poinsettia in Delightful Dijon and Mossy Meadow to mimic colors in a fall flower.
I had a few pumpkins leftover from the Fall Fest - Grateful for You swaps that I made and posted about the other day. I created another card featuring this emboss & color technique for my card a week challenge with Paula. I am about 2 weeks behind on this challenge but am catching up.
I really like the way this card turn out. It's clean and simple, just my style. We may even make this card at my next card club.
A few fun things to note...
1. I stamped the THANKS image from Seasonally Scattered as the background image for this card. I stamped the image in Mossy Meadow.
2. I stamped the hardwood in crumb cake on crumb cake card stock and then cut one plank to create the wood banner that covers up the THANKS phrase in the Seasonally Scattered image. I love how covering up the phrase gives this stamp set so many more uses.
3. I stamped the 'Hello Fall' in vellum and then overlaid the phrase onto the pumpkin and the plank banner.
Next weekend I am headed to St. George to attend Jill Olsen's Fall Stampin' get together. It should be a fun time filled with lots of ideas and techniques. I've talked my mom into attending as well and I am excited for a girls weekend.
I've been getting some SWAPS together for the event. Below is one of my swaps. This card is perfect for fall and features a fun and simple technique on the pumpkins. I'm going to call it emboss & color - if you are aware of an official or better name please let me know. Here's how I did it.
1. Stamp your image in versa mark. I stamped the tall pumpkin from Fall Fest.
2. Cover image in white embossing powder and heat emboss. I added a few tiny flecks of gold embossing powered to the white for a little bit of shimmer.
3. Color in the embossed areas using Blendabilities markers. I used shades of Pumpkin Pie for the Pumpkin image and Old Olive for the stem. The most fabulous part ... the marker does not wipe off. It's permanent. It kind of gives a watercolor look to the embossing and it visually adds more dimension than a flat color embossing powder. It is a bit time consuming for a swap card but I like the overall look.