Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop for September

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 Welcome to the September Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - we are doing a color challenge this month with Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla. I love these rich, gorgeous colors! 


Here's my card: 

 I used the Colorful Seasons Bundle to create my card - such a versatile bundle - perfect for year round, seasonal stamping- fall, winter, summer, spring - it covers them all!

Here's how my card went together: 
(measurements for card at the end of this post)
Card base is Very Vanilla. 
Next layer is from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Specialty Paper stack -I chose the Fresh Fig paper with a subtle stripe.

Next layer is a fun watercolor background - and here's how to do it:

Sponge some Tranquil Tide ink onto the Polka Dot Embossing folder - I used a very light touch and just added a light bit of color.  

Lightly spritz the embossing folder/ink with water. 

Press Watercolor Paper onto this and allow it to sit a minute to absorb the color.

 Here's what it looks like:  (each time you do this, you'll get a different result - and if you add more ink at the beginning you'll get a much darker color.  I used little ink because I wanted to stamp the leaves over this.)

 I let it dry for a few minutes and then stamped leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set over the watercolor.  

I cut two copper leaves using the thinlets from the bundle, the copper foil sheets and my Big Shot.  The copper foil sheets are so perfect for fall. 

I cut a large circle out of Watercolor Paper with the Stitched Shape framelits.  I used dimensionals to attach the solid leaf and tucked the detailed leaf behind the circle, and added one gold faceted gem. 

Before attaching the circle to the card front, I added a folded piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon.  

Here's the inside of my card:  

  Just a small copper foil leaf and a bit of the designer paper. 

Supplies used on my card are listed below with clickable links to visit my Online Shop;  I'd sure appreciate your order!  

Time to hop over to Carol Payne's blog - let's see what she's created!

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Or hop back to visit Sharon Burkert's blog: 

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Measurements for today's card: 
Very Vanilla - 4 1/4" x 11, scored at 5 1/2"
Designer Paper - 4" x 5 1/2"
Watercolor Paper - 3 1/2" x 5", 3 1/2" square to cut circle.

Hope you have time to "bee" creative today! 



  1. Thank you for the tip with the watercolor paper! I will be trying that out today - Deb Westernann

    1. You are welcome Deb!! It is really fun to do -and easy!

  2. This is a lovely card to welcome fall! The colors really pop with the contrast of the teal and brown. What a treat to receive this festive card in the mail!

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    1. Thank you! It's fun because each one turns out differently!

  4. Luv, luv, luv!!! Anything with leaves takes my breath away!

  5. Wow! Lovely card,I will be trying this.Love the leaves.