Count My Blessings
It’s exciting to start feeling the crisp fall air here in Florida. It’s only been about a week of cooler weather, but already I’m enjoying it. The artisans are sharing a little taste of fall with you today. I’m super happy to share the Count My Blessings stamp set.
Feeling Like Fall
When the temps get below 60 at night that is a signal for me that fall is either near, or here. Just a little over a week ago we were getting our house ready for a hurricane. Fortunately, we only had a little rain and wind. However, the humidity was off the hook. It was awful. Normally I hate to see summer leave, but after that week of crazy humidity, I’m grateful for cooler nights.
Of course, once I get the sense that fall is here, it always sends me in a fury to get my house decorated for fall. I hate to admit that I literally still had a sign up that said, “Schools Out”. The funny part is the kids have been back in school for 8 weeks. It tells a real story of the crazy fun we live.
Fall is also one of my favorite times of year to create. There are so many great stamp sets with fall themes. The Count My Blessings set not only has gorgeous images, but the fonts are AMAZING!
This stamp set begged to be watercolored with inks and my Aqua Painter.
Creative Quick Tips
- I did simple watercoloring over the leaf and acorn images after using Archival Basic Black ink to stamp the image. I used Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake inks. Fussy cut the leaf images.
- I created a watercolor wash onto watercolor paper using Pumpkin Pie ink, then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Once the paper is dry, stamp the greeting onto the watercolor paper using Archival Basic Black ink.
- Sponge over a Delicate White Doily using Early Espresso ink. Attach to the back of the circle die cut.
- Wrap Linen Thread to look like a bow, staple to the stamped image and onto the die cut circle.
- Attach the stamped images to the card base. The card base has layers of the Wood Textures DSP attached to a Whisper White Thick cardstock.
You will notice one small little detail that I loved adding to my cards. The tiny scallop is created using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.
Now it’s time to be inspired by fall designs by the Artisan team. First up is Louise Sharp. I love the way Louise always has a delicate feel to all her projects. Click the button below to continue with the hop or click the links below.
Kimberly Van Diepen
Miriam van Eyden