I am having a ball, coloring and creating with the new Country Home stamp set in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.
I really only bought this set because I didn't have many "fall" stamp sets. It didn't really tickle my fancy, but it was "ok" I thought. Well, let me just say- you never know until you try it! I've already made about 10 different cards with this set.
It is just so easy to make a beautiful card with these fall flowers and rustic pitchers and tins. Plus, by adding the Tin Tile emboss folder, a Galvanized button and the ever popular Stampin' Blends Markers, the outcome can only be, fantastic!
Here's the first card I made. Oh my goodness. I love the fall colors on this one.
I used old olive, pumpkin pie, basic black and whisper white cardstock. The Tin Tile emboss folder makes the most beautiful backgrounds. It looks perfectly lovely by itself, however, on this card I took the cajun craze ink pad and swiped it across the "tile". I just randomly rubbed the ink pad in several spots. It turned out pretty cool, I think.
I used the smoky slate Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the jug. I colored the entire jug with the light smoky slate and then went back and shaded with the dark smoky slate. I tried to leave it lighter on one side of the jug where the natual light would actually hit it.
For the flowers, I used calypso coral light and dark and dark cajun craze Stampin Blends. Again, I colored them first all over with the light calyspo coral and shaded with the darker- using the cajun craze as the darkest shading.
The artichoke was first colored with light mint macaron and then shaded with light and dark old olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.
The ferns are light and dark mint macaron, the cattails are crumb cake light and dark and the berries are blackberry bliss Stampin Blends markers. If you haven't tried Stampin Blends alcohol markers yet, you need to! They are like butter.. they blend and glide like no other marker, they make coloring, effortless.
I finished it off with some linen thread, the new garden green Bakers Twine and one of our new Galvanized Buttons.
I used dimesionals behind the basic black cardstock to pop it off the card a bit as well as hold the thread and twine in place.
I hope you like this card as much as I do! There are more to come, so stop back soon.
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!