Fall Inspired Sunflower Bouquet

Hello there! Welcome back to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season. Janette here with you today to share a fall inspired Sunflower Bouquet. School is back in session and all of the sudden I’m dreaming of fall, cozy knits and all things pumpkin spice!

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The Sunflower Bouquet stamp set screams summer, but by warming up the colors just a smidge, subtle fall comes into play. You can even take an unexpected route and go with blue like Erica did here for The Ton’s Summer themed challenge.

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I created this card by stamping the Sunflower Bouquet on Bristol Smooth cardstock in Caviar Hybrid Ink. I then went on to color with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils in warm yellows, oranges and browns. Next, I added brush stokes with a water brush and clean clear water. Bristol Smooth paper works well for me, but do remember it isn’t exactly designed to be wet. The smooth surface gives a much cleaner stamping impression than watercolor paper, and that I love. Just take a few strokes here and there with water and move to a new area. Once an area is dry more strokes can be added without damaging the paper. Scrubbing or multiple strokes in a wet area will induce pilling. Patience is key! This entire image was wet at some point, just not at the same time.

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Once the image was complete, I cut a narrow rectangle to each side of the stem and threaded for a wrapped with twine look. I partially die cut the corner of the panel and base to match for added detail with the Summer Bouquet Coordinating dies. I popped the panel with dimensional adhesive to an A2 folded card base. A few Summer Soiree sequins provide the necessary shimmer!

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Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to submit a card for the current Ton “Summer” themed challenge for your chance to win $50 gift code to the shop! Your odds are good and you have just a few more days to enter!

xo, Janette

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