Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fall Flowers

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I love the colors of Fall and enjoy using them on cards.

I had long admired cards done with this stamp but missed getting the set before it
was retired.  A friend had it and we worked out a swap.  I'm so happy we did!
I love the way it stamps.

For this card, I paired it with the Fern 3D embossing folder, added a bit of textured ribbon
and a bow from linen thread.  It makes a perfect card for a Fall Birthday!

For this card, I used a layout I'd seen online and added a die cut fern to the background.
I've also stacked the die cut Thankful on the pumpkin cardstock for a bit of contrast.

Can You Handle the Pressure - ATG with Embossing (Didn't use the option)
Double D - Octoberfest (Inspired by the photo in the bottom right)
The Flower Challenge #73 - Use a Sentiment and HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY!


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Painted Harvest (ret. SU), Cosmo (TT)
Ink:   , Old Olive
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Fern 3D EF (SU), Linen Thread, Ribbon (stash)

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Harvest (ret SU), Lots of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry 
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Linen/Canvas Plate (PTI), Words of Gratitude Die (PB), Delicate Fern (ret MB)


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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie

JoAnn said...

Two beautiful cards with this set. Love the colors you used and the layouts. TFS

Pat said...

I can see why you were anxious to get hold of this beautiful sunflower stamp Bonnie and glad you and a friend were able to swap so you could have it, and both cards are gorgeous using it. The 3D Fern EF and the die cut fern are both great, and the ribbon and twine embellishments on the first, and then added stamped ferns with the flowers on the second, together with the light and dark peachy tones for the matted layers on both are so elegant and pretty..lovely sentiments too. x

I Card Everyone said...

It's my first look at this lovely and I am shaking my head wondering why companies retire such gorgeous stamps! So happy you got your hands on it, Bonnie - LOve the Autumn colors you've chosen for those petals!
Both renditions are gorgeous - mighty happy to see you in our birthday gallery at The Flower Challenge! x

Bobby said...

So glad you were able to swap and make these cards with that beautiful flower, Bonnie. I love the soft color and adding ferns, both embossed and die cut, to the background added wonderful texture. Thanks for sharing with us at The Flower Challenge.

Brenda in IN said...

Swapping is a wonderful way to get new stamps. Wouldn't it be great if we could all do that. These two cards are so beautiful and they do show off their fall colors. The shading is gorgeous.

jimlynn said...

Pretty colors and pretty cards. Love the embossing on both too.

LeAnne said...

I was just thinking that I needed to get this pretty flower inky, and here you are with a perfectly lovely version of it, not once, but twice! Love them!

Marcia Hill said...

Two awesome Fall cards Bonnie, and thanks for the reminder that I have this stamp set too and should probably pull it out and show it some love!! Fall colors are almost at peak by us right now and are just absolutely GORGEOUS this year...and your beautiful cards fit right in! Fall colors really are the best!! Hugs. :0)

Loll said...

I can see why you had to have this stamp, Bonnie. You have really made it shine with these two beautiful fall cards, my friend. xx

Cat Craig said...

Your love for the stamp shines through in your fabulous cards. A pairing meant to be.

Nstiz said...

I love both of these Bonnie and LOVE the colors you chose. This is so beautifully done and I bow to those of you that can successfully stack die cut sentiments. I love that stamp too!

Lisa Elton said...

You made a good swap with your friend, Bonnie this is a marvelous set! I love both versions dolled up in those lovely fall colors!

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! I remember seeing this SU stamp set and thinking how realistic it looks with very little effort. However, you have accomplished these cards in such a creative style and it take some effort and skill and talent to do that. I adore both cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Double D!

Trina P. said...

Wow, both beautiful. Love the embossed backgrounds.

Susan said...

Lovely autumn colours on your two beautiful cards!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful stamp Bonnie, and so beautifully used on these stunning cards!

Darnell said...

How fun that you got this stamp, Bon! I love both warm dimensional designs and especially love the fern e/f and die cut fern! Hugs, Dolly

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Bonnie, that really is one gorgeous stamp and I just love how your used it on both cards.. the colours are wonderful and the designs using the embossed background and die cut leaf to enhance them..hugs Robyn

nancy littrell said...

Two Gorgeous stamped and colored sunflower card designs, Bonnie. I love your dry embossed fern background, coloring and sweet twine bow and strip of burlap on your 1st card. Your 2nd card design is a classic and perfect for your stamped flowers and beautifully colored flowers. TFS both beauties, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Darlene said...

Both cards are AMAZING! You are so darn talented! Beautifully done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Can You Handle the Pressure

Diane said...

BOTH cards are absolutely gorgeous, I too had my eye on that stamp but never did get it, lucky you to working out a trade! Thank you for joining our challenges at Double D and Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane DD and CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

HilaryJane said...

These are both wonderful, love the soft colours and inking and you have enhanced tha focal image with the use of the embossing folder and die cut fern. Brilliant xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Two beautiful cards with this watercolor-look stamp, Bonnie! Love the warm fall colors and the design variation! The dimension and the orange layers of the die-cut sentiment of the 2nd card is wonderful!
Hideko xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie... both cards are stunning. You chose the perfect colors and backgrounds and the twine is so rustic and perfect, as are the embossed backgrounds. I LOVE them both. Thanks so much for playing with us at Can You Handle The pressure?!

BożenA said...

WOW !! I perfectly understand why you love this stamp! It's amazing how beautiful the picture creates. I love both cards, but the second card with many sunflowers just amazed me!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely embossing and design full of gorgeous colours. Thanks for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. [aNNie Proud designer for Can You Handle The Pressure

Birgit said...

These are both, beautiful fall cards Bonnie! What an amazing job you did!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

TaeEun said...

Thank you so much for celebrating with us at The Flower Challenge, Bonnie! Both of your cards are beautiful and elegant! I love how you added texture to the background using an embossing folder and a white die cut fern!

Colleen said...

Awesome cards, Bonnie, that sunflower like flower is gorgeous and you really worked your magic in coloring it to perfection! Beautiful cards, both of them!