HSS Theme Challenge #41

Morning Stampers! This week Hand Stamped Sentiments has a fun theme to share with everyone- it’s FALL. What I love about this inspiration photo is that it isn’t exactly the traditional colors you think of when you envision FALL. I love using “out of the box” colors for traditional things and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE color!!! So onto today’s challenge…

Here is my version of the inspiration photo- I focused more on that LOVELY Cherry Cobbler color that jumped out at me first off. I also used More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and Certainly Celery. I stamped my image onto Whisper White card stock though. I used a set that I had almost completely forgotten about called Blossoms Abound. This is long been retired, but I loved the two step stamping sets that Stampin’ Up! offers. It looks like (at least to me) a real watercolor image without all the work.

I used the embossing folder for the Cherry Cobbler card stock, I think using textured card stock takes your project from drab to FAB in the blink of an eye! I honestly don’t think you need to add a lot of extras or fuss with it too much when you have textured card stock, it just adds so much elegance to a card.

For the ink colors I only used Celery, More Mustard and Eggplant, I really had to pick up a lot of celery ink to get that deeper image on the leaves. With the Eggplant I had to stamp off the ink 3 or 4 times before I got the light color I wanted. I used Mustard ink for the sentiment which is from our Hostess level one set- Because I Care. I used the tag corner punch and the scallop oval punch for this card as well and a touch of perfect plum grosgrain ribbon (I had a scrap of it laying around and thought- why not?!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and PLEASE take a moment to create something FALL like and share it with all of us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments– we love to see your creativity. Have a great week and until next time~ TTFN


  1. Gorgeous! Love the colors and your take on the inspiration piece. #271 following from Stampin Connection.

  2. I like the card! New follower from Stampin Connection #276 – Teresea

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