Friday, September 11, 2009

Gina K. Autumn Blessings

I've been in love with Gina K. Designs' Heavy Base Weight Luxury CS for a while now. It truly is luxurious. But I finally tried their stamps too, and I really like them. Here I've used Inspiration Mosaic and Autumn Beauty. GKD also recently came out with Pumpkin Spice CS. This is what I used for the card base here. I have to say, there are other colors I like better. In any case I used the Inspiration Mosaic for my layout. I stamped one of the sunflower images and the pumpkins in Palette Burnt Umber on PTI vanilla. I made some patterned paper of my own using various images from the Autumn Beauty stamp set: Corn stalks on SU Ruby Red CS, branch on SU Pumpkin Pie, small sunflower on Summer Sunrise (PTI), and leaves on GKD Pumpkin Spice. Images are watercolored with SU inks. Sent. and leaves are stamped on vanilla, colored, sponged, punched out with SU large oval punch and mounted in Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (SU ret.) Other patterned paper is PTI's Autumn Abundance, a gorgeous collection of DP. This card was very time consuming to make because of cutting out all the different squares, but I really like how it came out. If you were making multiple cards, you could have 1/4 sheets of each of your patterns, stamp the mosaic on each one, then cut them out so each card would have different patterns in each square. Hope you enjoyed looking! Happy Stamping!