Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Introducing Harvest Happiness: Autumn Blessings Card

Today I would like to formally introduce the new Harvest Happiness stamp set.

For my card I created a little scene using the pumpkin and leaf images from the set which I colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I will admit cutting out these little leaves made my eyes cross and were largely responsible for inspiring me to release a line of dies with my debut (that and the skinny little Turkey and Owl legs).  ;)


My background was a created through lots of trial and error.  I really wanted to create a multi-colored background picking up all the colors of the leaves, but it just wasn't coming together the way I imagined.  I actually was close to pulling my hair out with how bad it was looking.

To try a miraculous rescue I ended up spritzing the whole piece like crazy with water, soaking up some of the darker mucky colors with a paper towel, hitting it with my heat gun and sponging on some more Ripe Persimmon and Spice Marmalade distress ink over the top.  In the end I actually love the layered, modeled look of it all and how it compliments the pumpkins.  I thought I would share my experience in case you're ever feeling like your project is also a hot mess.  With a little perseverance & experimenting you can frequently turn things around.  ;)


Here's a look at the full Harvest Happiness stamp set used for today's card (available for purchase on September 8th):


I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks so far.  I will be back tomorrow with some more fun reveals.  :)

6 comments:

  1. Super cute! Fall inspired is my fav!

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  2. Love your background!
    Great save on it. And
    the owls are so cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  3. Fall is my favorite season and these stamps are so darn cute!!! The background looks fabulous, so great save. And love how you layered the images on the leaves.

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  4. So classy and perfect for the Fall season of gratitude and thanks!! Gorgeous colors!!!

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