Welcome back everyone! Today we have another pair of gordgeous (pun intended!) stamp sets to share with you! I love the mix of fall and Halloween in this release! It’s so fabulous, I hope you love it too!
Heartfelt Gourds stamps
Fall Friends stamps and dies
Just like yesterday, I have two cards to share with you featuring both of these amazing sets! I’m so excited to have more to add to the Heartfelt collection. These are fun to color if you need to relax but great as backgrounds, heat embossed or ink blended too!
For this card, I did a little ink smooshing with my Tombow Dual Brush markers and a clear acrylic block. I chose some earthy purples, greens and oranges. Once the panel was dry, I stamped and heat embossed the Heartfelt Gourds in white and cut the panel out with the Heart Frames die. Next, I stamped one of the mice from Autumn Mice in a gray copic friendly ink and color him up. I die cut him and decided on a sentiment. After cutting a banner from the Banner Trio dies, I heat embossed it in white to coordinate with the gourds more. Everything is so soft on this card, I didn’t want any harsh black lines.
Next I created a kraft card base and die cut a whilte scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set. I cut another from vellum and layered them together. At this point I didn’t like the stark white background so I ink blended blue, purple and brown on the white panel. I love the diffused look the vellum layer adds to this.
I adhered all of my layers together with either tape runner or foam tape and squares. Liquid adhesive can make vellum wrinkle so I tend to use dry adhesives for these always.
For finishing touches, I added a scattering of brown clay heart embellishments, glossy accents on the mouse nose and black glaze pen on his eye. I’m so happy for all things fall and harvest and it was really fun to pull out an older set from my stash to accent this new adorable Heartfelt Gourds set! Don’t forget to do that! Shop your stash and stretch your supplies!
Next, I have a fabulously foiled fall card to share with the new Fall Friends stamp set. This duo is just too cute napping together on the front porch so I had to create a fitting scene for them.
I stamped and colored the image in the set and cut it out with the coordinating dies. Then I taped my Falling Leaves stencil to a piece of blue cardstock and spread Thermoweb transfer gel through it. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the floor of my porch. For that I inked up a scrap of white cardstock with the Hardwood stencil and some brown ink. I removed the stencil and went over the whole panel with the same brown. This darkens the already inked areas so you don’t loose your stenciling at all.
Once the blue panel was dry, I ran it through my heated up laminator with bronze decofoil! This looks so cool when you move it around in the light! Anyway, once it was foiled, I used the scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags dies to cut it out. I also did the same with the Hardwood stenciled panel so they would fit together for my scene. I used liquid glue to adhere the two together and added foam squares to my image and popped it in place too.
Next, I took a white panel trimmed to A2 size and inked up the edges with wild honey and rusty hinge distress oxide inks. I spritzed them with water and adhered it to a white card base. I added my scene panel with foam tape for dimension.
Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a banner die cut from Frames & Flags as well. I added foam squares to the back, adhered it down and trimmed off the excess.
Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the animal noses and stems of the pumpkins. Then I came in with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the flowers for some added interest there too.
Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!
Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday August 19th at 9pm ET to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th.
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