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Hello, hello! Erica on the blog today with my last post for October. I can't believe it's nearly November, this year has seriously just whooshed past!

My card today is a bit of a "I'm in denial it's almost winter" card, using bright summery colours. It turns out I seem to have also used the colours of our October mood board on closer inspection. Maybe my subconscious is actually more onboard with the changing seasons than my conscious self? Who knows? Anyway, let's get to it shall we before this get's all psycho-analysing, shall we?

I started by cutting out an A2 stitched panel in Copic friendly card stock before stamping up the flowers from the Kindness Medley stamp set. One bunch of flowers in the bottom right corner and one in the top left corner. Then got my copic markers out, I used various yellow and orange ones to give my flower petals depth and highlights. For the leaves, I use a few different green ones to make sure they didn't end up looking too flat.




When I was happy with the colouring I toyed with the idea of stamping up another couple of bunches,   colour them and fussy cut them out to create a bit of a wreath. The way I had stamped the first images didn't really allow for that though so a change of tactic had to be done. I came up with the idea of cutting out a strip of the panel and then adding the sentiment in that strip. After looking at different card stock ideas I decided on a light green (again, the denial thing might have had a play in that)

The sentiment I decided to heat emboss rather than stamp up in just ink. Before stamping it with VersaMark I used my anti-static tool on the panel and lined up the stamps in my MISTI. I should have used a finer kind of gold embossing powder but I chose a glittery gold one, which didn't end up showing up that well on the card stock. Next time I might use black ink and add clear embossing powder instead.

I added my cut pieces of the card panel, the ones with the flowers on, onto the green card base and for a bit of bling I also added a few sequins from the Chantilly Cream sequin mix.

And with that, this card is done!

Happy crafting from Erica


Love and Laughter,
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