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If you are an email subscriber, you might have seen this post go up without any text this morning. Whoops! I was out with my family doing all of the fall festival things yesterday and forgot that I hadn’t finished this post. Please forgive my forgetfulness!
Hi friends! As you know, I love all things floral, no matter the season. The flowers change shape with each passing season, it seems. Have you noticed that? Spring flowers have large cupped petals (think tulips, crocus, etc), summer flowers are curled tightly around their stamens and blossom gradually over time (think roses and peonies), and autumnal flowers seem to possess petals with sharper points, radiating out from a large central bulb possessing their pollen (think mums, sunflowers, daisies). I need to research this to find out if there is a biological reason for the difference shapes for each season! (I am obviously not a botanist and possess a very black thumb, so maybe I am just fitting these observations in where I want them haha.)
Anyway, I loved the simplicity of the layering stamps for the Fresh Air Fall Flowers Set from the new Simon Says Stamp Season of Wonder release, and just had to pair the beautiful flowers with the new Green Trees and Red Berries Pawsitively Saturated Ink Cubes. Let’s get started with the details on my project!
To start, I die cut nearly all of the images from the Fresh Air Fall Flowers Set from Hammermill white cardstock. I then used the Green Trees, Red Berries, and the Cozy, Fawn, and Woodsy inks (you can check out the bundle HERE) to stamp the painterly floral images. These new stamps were super, super easy to line up and would be great for both beginners and experienced stampers alike! The stamping is made even easier if you have a MISTI, to ensure perfect placement on each layer, but is not necessary.
For the background, I wanted something rustic to complement the simplicity of the floral images, so I stamped the Wood Planks Background stamp using Fawn Pawsitively Saturated ink. I love the subtle texture and pattern that this creates behind the flowers! I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a coordinating gray cardstock mat, framing the woodgrain and providing a bit of visual respite from the white and gray woodgrain to the white A2 card base on which I mounted the panel.
For the greeting, I stamped a sentiment from Fresh Air Fall Flowers using Woodsy ink onto some more white cardstock, then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also die cut a thin coordinating gray frame and vellum background piece using the Thin Frames Dies. I arranged my floral die cuts in a cluster, then tucked the frame amongst the flowers, adding the sentiment die cut to the center of the frame and hiding some of the adhesive behind the solid die cuts to avoid marring my transparent vellum piece. I popped up the die cuts with more foam adhesive, then added a few shimmering gems for sparkle!
Well, that’s all for today’s project! I hope you’ll check out the new Season of Wonder release. It absolutely has something for everyone, covering autumn and fall, filled with beautiful images and textures to fulfill all of your stamping dreams! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!