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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog hop!  Our theme this month is Autumn Days.  What comes to mind when you think about Autumn?  For some it might be pumpkins, others will think about the beauty of the leaves changing colors, and others will think of warm, comforting drinks like pumpkin spice lattes or hot apple cider.  All three of these  came to my mind and I wanted to have them all represented on my card. 

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I started off with the Wreath Builder dies and cut wreaths in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Next to represent the warm cozy drinks we associate with Autumn, the cute mugs from the Warm Hugs stamp set were stamped in Early Espresso ink and then filled in with Pumpkin Pie ink (the image is a 2 step).  The mug image was cut out using the coordinating Warm Wraps dies (yes this is a bundle!).  A Gold Glitter Enamel Dot was added to each mug to add a little shine.

Tucked behind each mug is a pretty leaf from the Beautiful Autumn set stamped in Early Espresso ink on Bumblebee cardstock.  The image was colored by first inking the stamp in Bumblebee ink and then lightly inking around the edges of the leaves in Cajun Craze ink.  This inking technique is called Rock N Roll.  Some of the leaves were stamped off once before stamping in the leaf (outline) creating a slightly different look.  The leaves were punched out using the Autumn Punch Pack (together this is the Beautiful Autumn bundle). 

The last thing I needed were tiny pumpkins.  This was the trickiest one.  The pumpkins needed to be pretty small so after looking through my stamp sets I found an image that would work.  Can you guess the stamp set?  Fireside Trimmings to the rescue!  There is a stamped image that has 3 pumpkins I stamped it 4 times in Early Espresso ink and colored them using Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.   I fussy cut out the smallest of  the pumpkins.  Thank goodness for my Paper Snips!  

My wreath needed a bow.  I cut the bow in the Wreath Builder die in Pumpkin Pie cardstock and applied a Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the center.  

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The next thing I needed to find was a sentiment.  This sentiment is in the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  Pretty perfect for my card once i got over that it was found in a Christmas greeting set.  The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White Cardstock and the cut out using a Stitched Rectangle die.  I anchored the sentiment with more leaves and a mug.  

Are you wondering what patterned paper pack was used for the card?  This design is from the World of Good Specialty DSP.  It was hard to use the side of the paper that doesn't have the foil accents but it felt right for the card.  The DSP is layered on Early Espresso and then on a Bumblebee card base.

Hope you liked my card celebrating Autumn Day as much as i enjoyed making it!  Time for you to check out what the rest of the design team created.

Stamper's Dozen September 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Thank you for stopping by!  I have listed below all the products I used an a link to my online store, just click on it and  start shopping!

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