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Adding Peony for Autumn

Sep 14, 2022 Emily Midgett

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have some autumnal inspiration for you using the new Autumn Arrangement wood block stamp! If this image looks familiar to you, it's because this beautiful bouquet was the focal point for the latest My Monthly Hero Kit. It's so gorgeous...I'm so glad that we have it in the regular stamp lineup!

I struggle with autumn color combinations, so I checked my Pinterest boards for color combinations and came up with a unique one: PumpkinSpicy Mustard, and Peony! I'm finding that Peony ink can be used almost as a neutral to modernize different color schemes; I've used it several times with unexpected colors to create truly unique color combinations. I created two cards based on this combo, so let's get started with the details! 

I began by heat embossing the bouquet from Autumn Arrangement on some Deluxe White cardstock using Gold Embossing Powder. I used OLO alcohol markers to add some simple coloring to the flower arrangement in the Peony-Spicy Mustard-Pumpkin color scheme. I fussy cut the finished colored image using some sharp scissors. 

For the greeting, I gold embossed a sentiment from Hello Autumn on a strip of white cardstock. To add a touch of interest to the sentiment strip, I stamped some of the leaves included in the Hello Autumn stamp set using PumpkinSpicy Mustard, and Peony. I stamped off the Pumpkin ink on a piece of scratch paper to tone it down a bit. I also die cut a background panel using the new Fall Leaves Cover Plate Die from more white cardstock, adding some metallic splatters using Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink.

I die cut Diamond Infinity Die from a full size A2 white card front, then popped it up over the top of my fall leaves background die cut using foam tape. I added the colored autumn bouquet and greeting strip with a double layer of foam tape for lots of extra height. I love how the subtly textured white background allows the colorful floral arrangement to be the star of the show! 

My next card also features the Autumn Arrangement stamp, this time allowing the top portion of the bouquet to accent the greeting in an autumnal rainbow. I used one of the Diamond Infinity Dies to trace a diamond in the center of my white A2 card front. I then stamped the Autumn Arrangement around the traced diamond shape using PumpkinSpicy Mustard, and Peony inks. I didn't pay too much attention to the overlapping images; I simply wanted a cluster of flowers to be exploding out from behind my diamond die cut. 

Next, I die cut another Diamond Infinity Die from some Classic Vellum Layering Paper, as well as a slightly smaller frame from some Pumpkin cardstock. I heat embossed a greeting from Hello Autumn in the center of the vellum diamond using some more gold embossing powder. I adhered the smaller Pumpkin diamond frame to the vellum frame using Precision Glue

I popped up the vellum diamond in the center of the "exploding" florals using foam adhesive. I love how the overlapping flowers behind the vellum create a subtle glow of fall color behind the greeting.

Well, that's all for my projects today! Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day! 

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H6486 Autumn Arrangement | Hero Arts
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