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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Autumn Vibes and Harvest Hellos

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  I'm so excited to have you join me for the September Creative Inking Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the wonderful creations.


I've been in high-speed Halloween cardmaking mode since the new Holiday catalog went live, so I'm extremely happy that I get to switch gears a bit.  Well, there's only a slight difference when it comes to using pumpkins...scary or cute pumpkins to patterned or subtle, home natured pumpkins...both used for decorations, but the mood does have a distinct difference.


I received the Harvest Hellos stamp set as a Prize Patrol gift during the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to the Greek Isles back in July,  and can you believe that this is the first time I've cracked open the case?!!  There is a really cute punch that coordinates with the images in the set, too, but I keep forgetting to add it to my demo order!  What the heck is wrong with me?  GEESH!   Note to self:  ORDER the Apple Builder Punch! It's part of a bundle, so plan to save 10% with the purchase. Sooo, as you see it, I cut out my pumpkin the old-fashioned way...fussy cut using my Paper Snips.  It's not a hard image to cut out, but having a coordinating punch sure does make my crafting sessions go so much faster.  :)


When I think of Fall/Autumn, I think of dried leaves that have changed colors from various shades of green to shades of brown, yellows, reds, orange and copper.  So, I started by inking the pumpkin image with VersaMark and stamping onto Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Then covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and setting with the Heat Tool.


I'm still having lots of fun playing with the Pigment Sprinkles Watercolor Crystals and thought a background of Mango Melody would throw a little contrast behind the pumpkin setting it up to be the focal point.  I used regular Whisper White cardstock, gave it a slight water bath using the Aqua Painter before lightly sprinkling some of the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles over the damp area.  Because the Sprinkles are stored in a "salt shaker" style container (which I absolutely LOVE), there isn't full control as to where the Crystals 'sprinkle' themselves to on the cardstock.  To set the strayed sprinkles, I spritzed them with a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water, then used the Aqua Painter to 'wash' the colorful background.  You'll want to let sit to dry, or you can use the Heat Tool on low to help speed up the drying process.


In this picture, you can definitely see the Copper Embossed image in all its shine and glory.  Sooo pretty!  The Copper Trim was pulled/stretched and added behind the pumpkin for balance and separation from the Pigment Sprinkles.  The sentiment was inked with Mint Macaron and stamped onto a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock to match the cardbase.

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So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more Holiday catalog sneak peeks from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she'll have a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)


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See how well this pattern from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper fits into the subtle, country mood of this card?  All of the patterns in this pack are amazing and lovely, AND part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion!  YAY!!  So, don't be afraid to mix patterns from other product Suites to fit any season you are creating for.Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

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What supplies do you need to create this Feel Better Soon card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
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