Welcome to the Graciellie Design September New Release Blog Hop! There are several new stamp sets available in the online shop today so please take a minute to hop to see some beautiful inspiration from the design team.
The stamp set I used is called This Season and HERE IS A LINK to Graciellie Design online shop where you can purchase this new stamp set beginning today.
I wanted to keep this card fairly simple because I wanted the apple blossom stamp and sentiment to stand out more than dies, embellishments, etc.
To begin, I sized the apple blossom stamp and sentiment how I wanted them and I did it within a space of 4-1/4"x 5-1/2" so I could cut it down to fit a card perfectly. I colored the apple blossom with Copic Markers. To add some sparkle, I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and for the center and the stamen, I used a gold Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. I LOVE this gold pen! It leaves a thick coat of color and you can layer as well.
I used a background stamp from Impression Obsession called Cover A Card - Canvas. I use this stamp when I want to use a light, neutral color for the background and show texture. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen for this. To add a little more subtle texture to the background, I added some splotches in Distress Ink, Tattered Rose using a Stampin' Up set called Gorgeous Grunge. This was a perfect soft color for this card. In order to make the background look like this, I had to mask off the flower stamp. I cut it out with my Scan N Cut, no more fussy cutting! I thought the background stamp would go all the way up to my stamped image but it left the white area around it, I like it though.
I used Gina K Designs card stock in Chocolate Brown and Kraft colors. I used some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and sponged around the background layer. It bothers me to have white edges. I added a few dew drops using some Brutus Monroe glue because it dries so quickly. I felt like it needed something else to finish it off and I decided on some natural and gold twine, which I just wrapped around a couple of times, taped it on the back to hold it and tied a little bow. I think this looks fabulous with the other elements of the card.
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I hope you are enjoying the hop and thanks so much for stopping by mine.
Have a great day!