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AHHHHH! I designed another stamp set for Gina K. Designs! Autumn is definitely one of my favorite seasons, if not my all-time favorite. Basically everything listed in the large greeting is my favorite. What’s not to love? I made the greetings in this set very large to cover quite a bit of surface area on a card. (Except for the tiny little ones, of course.) I am a big fan of sentiment strips, so I did include some little greetings for that, and they also coordinate with the ‘blessings’. For example, a combination greeting would be “count your many blessings”. Another fun idea would be to stamp the ‘blessings’ and add a sentiment strip (or just stamp it) below with the greeting ‘you’re one of ’em’. I thought that was such a fun and unique way to let someone know they are a blessing in your life.
As soon as I saw the stamp set in person, I stamped the giant greeting. I LOVE it! It’s huge. I did some ink blending to create a fall colored gradient using the colors Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup, Faded Brick, and Warm Cocoa. These colors blend together absolutely perfectly.
The gingham background was made using the Sassy Stripes stencil by Gina K. and the colors Faded Brick and Kraft blended over Kraft card stock. It looks amazing, and I am definitely going to try that again. Side note- isn’t that Copper envelope stunning with this card??
Here’s a little variation on the same card using different stencils and a different die cut. I did use the Life Changing Blending Brushes for the stenciling on both of these cards. Those brushes make blending a dream.
I was having quite a bit of fun stenciling over Kraft card stock once I realized how beautifully it layers over it. For this card, I used a stencil by Heffy Doodle and used Kraft, Warm Cocoa, and Faded Brick. To get the variation in the bubbles, I rearranged my stencil between colors.
I added several golden confetti pieces from Studio Kattia to add to the bubbly effect. For my banner, I did another gradient using Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, and Tomato Soup. A little black twine at the top finished the card! This design was such a fun one.
I did so much ink blending on this bad boy. I stamped the greeting in the lower right corner using the same ink blending technique to get that gradient, and then I stamped the leaves in sections with ink blending as well. I stamped them in Sweet Corn, and then added different amounts of Honey Mustard and Faded Brick to get some dimension.
I used my Coliro Metallic Watercolors to paint in the veins of some of the leaves on this card. It’s a little hard to see on camera, so here’s a close-up of some die-cut ones:
It added such a nice effect and looked great with the autumn colors. I used a teeny tiny brush for this.
I loved creating this stamp set, and I loved creating with it!
My sister, Hannah Drapinski (formerly Hannah Schroepfer) also created a stamp set for this release. It is absolutely gorgeous and called “Majestic Peony”. This is a very large stamp. I made a 5×7 card with it because it is so large! You could absolutely make an A2 card as well, but the image would overflow off the panel, covering quite a bit of space on your card. Perfect for a quick card!
The sun went away right when I took these photos, and looking at them now, I realize my lighting is terrible. Ugh. At least you can see the flowers plain and clear! That’s all that matters, right? 😀
I used Distress Ink to watercolor these flowers using the no-line technique. I stamped the flowers in Antique Linen and watercolored the flowers in Worn Lipstick.
They are just so beautiful. I love peonies, and this was the first time coloring one of them. I love the cute little sprigs flowing around it as well! I started painting the stems of the sprigs green, but apparently abandoned that randomly since only a couple are done. What look do you like better? Brown stems or green stems? I’m thinking I like the brown stems a bit better…
That wraps up the first day of our September Release! Here is a link to Donna’s blog, where she will show you even more inspiration with mine and Hannah’s sets! Make sure to leave a comment below! (**Hint- if you leave a comment, you are automatically entered in a giveaway to win a $50 gift card to Gina K. Designs!) If you would like to purchase either of these stamp sets, you can at the What’s New section of Gina K. Designs!
In other news, my husband and I were so blessed to meet our little baby Noah on September 7th at 4:20. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and and measured 20″ long. He’s been such a good baby and has the most crazy amount of hair! We love him to pieces. ❤️
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