Friday, September 8, 2017

Inky Friends Inking Autumn Blog Hop

The Inky Friends have a new hop today, and we are focusing on Autumn, my favorite time of year! I love crisp, cool nights, and the glorious colors before the leaves fall, so this theme is right up my alley! If you are hopping in order, you probably just landed here from Twila's blog, Stamp A Little Longer, where she featured Gourd Goodness and goodness, weren't her projects great?! If you are just starting here, you can see all the Fall fun by clicking the links at the bottom of each stop along the hop.

Today I am featuring the Count My Blessings stamp set, which is available in wood- or clear-mount options. I think it has gotten overlooked in the catalog because there are so many other wonderful goodies, but it is definitely worth a second look!

I loved that there were little leaves to match the leafy branch! It made it easy to add fallen leaves (which is already happening here!) at the bottom of the card. I added faux stitching around the label with an Early Espresso marker, and some linen thread and the wooden embellishments in the Touches of Nature Elements added an earthy feel.

The second card was paired with some Painted Autumn DSP. I think the bit of green in the background makes the image pop, don't you?

The image was stamped several times on the right side of the card in Sahara Sand (stamped off). I wanted just the barest hint of pattern behind the greeting.

I hope you take a closer look at Count My Blessings. Besides the beautiful script greetings, there are some fun, whimsical elements! All of the products used here are listed below. Up next is Sarah, over at Sarah's Ink Spot. She's going to pique your interest with Pick a Pumpkin!

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  1. Wow, your cards are beautiful. I especially love that faint look you did to make the sentiment pop. Very pretty. TFS

  2. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Cindy! I love the colors you used, and your coloring is spectacular!

  3. You did a fantastic job of showing off one of my favorite stamp sets in this Mini! I love the subtle Sahara Sand stamping behind the sentiment on the second card :)

  4. Love your cards! The color combinations are so pretty. Great job and love how you were able to show different ways to use this stamp set.

  5. WOWzer! I'm not a fan of sponging generally, but you have won me over. The first card is gorgeous. The second is a great use of DSP and the coloring- WOW.

  6. Wow Cindy! You are right... I had not really paid this set enough attention. Your projects are inspiring!

  7. Cindy, your cards are fabulous! The image coloring on both cards is amazing and I really like the hint of background for the second card.

  8. Beautiful! just beautiful, Cindy. That's all I can say. They are perfect.


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