Hey stampin' friends! I know, you're a little confused right now because I already posted my Simple Sunday project this morning, right? You haven't entered the Twilight Zone, I promise! I just had an opportunity to participate in this blog hop and thought you might really enjoy seeing a lot more projects using the Colorful Seasons bundle which is still available until the end of August (or while supplies last!). If you haven't stopped by my blog before, WELCOME...I'm happy to have you here and excited to share my project with you! I'm also excited to hop to all the other blogs to see what amazing ideas everyone is sharing using the Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons framelits. Make sure to order yours before they're gone. The set is beautiful and very versatile, and the framelits, especially, are a "must have" in your stampin' collection!
To start my card, I used a VersaMark pad and copper embossing powder to heat emboss the leaves and sentiment onto Crumb Cake cardstock. The leaves were then watercolored with ink from the lids of my Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry stamp pads using an Aqua Painter. I also used the Aqua Painter with some Early Espresso ink to splatter the paper. When everything was dry, I cut it with the middle-sized frame framelit (lol, that sounds weird).
The largest frame is cut from Copper Foil and then I ran it through the Big Shot again in the Subtle embossing folder. Holy cow, I love that folder! I find myself using it on so many projects because it adds the perfect amount of texture and look how amazing it looks on the foil! I did want to tone down the shine just a tad, so I brushed it very lightly with a sponge and a bit of Staz-On ink...it's still pretty shiny though! :)
Before layering the two frame pieces, I ran a piece of the 1/4" Copper Trim across the front of the copper piece, attaching it to the back side and pulling on the edges a bit where it would show to make it a little wider. The Crumb Cake was then layered over the top, and I tied a knot with a piece of the trim and pulled the ends apart to the knot to create the bow.
To finish it up, I layered the focal pieces onto a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and finally onto an Early Espresso card base.
And that's my project...I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to click on the links below to hop to each blog and see what other talented demonstrators have done with this limited-edition bundle! And thanks again for stopping by!
I'll be back on Tuesday with another fun project to share!