UPDATED 10-22-17: MY LUCKY WINNER IS MAUREEN! Thank you for all the delightful comments!
Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Welcome to the Spellbinders October 2017 Blog Hop! I'm excited to be part of this fun hop today with some of our favorite crafters and bloggers. I was very happy to get my hands on some new release products from the Spellbinders collection. I had fun creating a fall floral card to share today. Lots of bright, bold colors with a vintage twist!
Did you arrive here from my friend Yana's amazing blog? Welcome to any new readers today! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, please pop over to the official Spellbinders Blog! There are some great prizes available, and a lot of great inspiration! (I'll put the prize info at the bottom of this post).
The inspiration for my card today was Fall foliage and flowers. I am inspired by colors of Autumn - always. Bright shades of green, red, purple and gold... (oh and a little pop of teal!) I used three new Spellbinders die sets, and some of my most favorite Spellbinders stamps, along with pretty Distress Ink colors. This card was super fun to create!
I started with a cream A2 card base. I layered pretty gold/yellow paper and kraft paper and then another panel of cream. For the background I used a lovely background stamp called Dear Ruby. It's a beautiful letter! I stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress Ink to make it nice and soft. I splattered blue distress ink onto it also and then inked the edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks.
This card has lots of dimension! The flowers were attached with foam squares so they pop right off the page!
To make the flowers I started with watercolor paper and die cut out tons of leaves and flowers. The watercolor paper really stands up to inking and MORE inking! And it gives a nice texture as well.
All of the ink colors I used are below in the supply list! I used small sponge daubers to apply LOTS of color to the florals and leaves. I also used my spray bottle to add clear water to the ink to make splotches and make them look more vintage. I'm calling these colors my Fall Rainbow!! So pretty!
I added lots of Gold Enamel Dots to the card for a bit of shimmer and sparkle!
PRIZE ALERT! PRIZE ALERT! PRIZE ALERT! There are TWO ways to enter to win prizes from this awesome blog hop! Spellbinders is giving away five $50.00 Gift Certificates to lucky winners who comment on the Spellbinders Blog Post! And...I am giving away one $25.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner who comments here on my blog post! Be sure to leave your comments on both blogs by October 19th at midnight! Good luck!
Thank you for coming by today! I sure love having you here! Next up on the hop is one of my favorite creatives (and she's also the nicest person!) Spellbinders Designer Debi Adams. The full blog hop list is at the bottom of the post! Have a wonderful day. See you soon. XOXO
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