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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Autumn Tones (posted by Judith)

Hello Folks, I have some cards to share today, using some of the lovely new stamps that have been recently launched on the website. I love this time of year, as we are moving into Autumn, and enjoy working with the rich warm colours that are so evocative of the foliage that you see around on the trees and in the hedgerows.

For my first two cards, I made a wrinkle free Distress background, using orange and plum coloured Distress Inks. I have used a stamp taken from the Poppy Edges stamp set, and stamped around the corners of a piece of the background, using a darker plum ink. I masked the corners, and then stamped an image from the Poppy Meadow stamp set over the background using the orange ink that I used to make my background. However, I stamped the image onto scrap paper first, before I stamped onto the background, as I did not want the image to be too vibrant. I masked off part of the poppy edge stamp with masking tape, before I inked up one of the flowers, and then peeled off the masking tape. I then stamped the single flower onto a piece of stampbord. I coloured the image with pencils, and then covered the surface with three layers of ultra thick embossing powder, to create a tile effect. I added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments clear stamp set.

On my second card, I used a strip of the same wrinkle free distress background, matted onto burgundy card, and placed it onto a kraft card base. I stamped the poppy edge four times onto card, and coloured sections of the image with pencils, before cutting them out, and layering them onto the background. I added two of the little bees, which were also coloured with pencil. The sentiment was taken from the Amazing Birthday clear stamp set.

For my final card, I made a gelli plate background, using a selection of green inks, and stamped the single leaf and foliage stamp taken from the Autumn Poppy stamp set randomly over the plate. I took a print from the plate and trimmed it to size, before edging the background with a rusty coloured ink. I stamped the main image onto a large oval die cut, adding some colour to the background with green and orange inks. I coloured the image with pencils. The sentiment comes from the Nature's Peace stamp set, and is one of my favourites.

You are in for a real treat over the coming month with the samples created by my Team mates, so keep checking back to see their beautiful projects. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Beautiful selection of cards Judith. Really love how you have used the edge stamp on the first one. Clever stamping.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  2. What a beautiful collection of cards, I love the autumn colours you have used
    Jackie x

  3. Beautiful inspirationcards again, Judith!

  4. These are all lovely but I especially like the colouring on the first two - gorgeous.

  5. Three beautiful cards and the orange and pink are so vibrant and yummy. The poppy edges stamp works beautifully, and the single flower on the tile sets off the card perfectly. The second works well with the Kraft card, and the third with more muted colours is really pretty with that brown satin ribbon which complements it wonderfully. x

  6. Three smashing cards Judith. You really make great wrinkle free backgrounds and they work so well on your first two cards. Lovely colours on that first card, so vibrant. The addition of the bees on the second is lovely. Of course the final card is my favourite, it would be because it has pride of place on my mantelpiece! Beautiful colouring and I keep finding myself looking at it to work out how you did the layering. The way you added the leaf stamping to the plate has worked so well and made such an interesting panel. Thank you! Elaine xxx


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