Hello and welcome back. The Artisan Design Team is back this week with a second special blog hop featuring the newly available Thoughtful Branches bundle. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Stampin' Up! has created a special Pinterest board with projects from this bundle, and you can find it here. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you enjoyed her amazing projects as much as I did.
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Ok, on to the projects! I decided to make a set of 4 cards using this bundle, one for each of the seasons. Today I'm sharing the cards that highlight the fall and winter seasons. I love stamp sets that can be made into scenes, and this set is perfect for that type of project. This bundle looks great stamped in solid colors, water-colored or even just using the die cuts as the focal point. For these projects, I chose to use water color mixed with heat embossing.
For this card, the hills and the top layer of the trees are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. The hills are colored in Peekaboo Peach. The tree leaves are stamped in So Saffron and Delightful Dijon, and then dabbed with an Aqua Painter. The sky is lightly water colored with Soft Sky.
Here you can see the shimmer a bit better. For the bird, I inked him in Peekaboo Peach and then rolled the top edge in Tip Top Taupe. This is a simple way to turn the bird into a Robin. I also used the new Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon (a piece folded in half), and adhered the stamped greeting (cut into a banner shape using the Banner Triple Punch) over the ribbon along with a Whisper White Baker's Twine bow.
I had a lot of fun making these watercolor scenes. I created a graphic below to share the steps I used for this look.
Here are the colors I used for the fall project.
And, finally the winter project! After making the water color focal point, I layered the word pattern from the Designer Series Paper Stack, here in Real Red. Then, I folded a piece of the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon, and adhered the stamped banner greeting and baker's twine bow to the front.
For the winter project, the hills and tree tops are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in White.
I love how Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron work together on this project. They look great with Watermelon Wonder too.
Here's the full color combo for this card.
Well, that is all for me today. Please click the next button below to get to Michelle Long and her beautiful projects. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to pick up your Thoughtful Branches bundle while you can!