Select Page

Autumn flowers by Debby Hughes - using a muted colour scheme to stretch our beautiful flower stamps from the spring and summer to the autumn months. Find out more about this handmade card: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/07/autumn-flowers/

Today I’m looking at how to stretch our beautiful flower stamps from the spring and summer in to the autumn. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want for the weather to change just yet but it’s always good to work ahead slightly. Flowers bring me great joy; I love to photograph them, paint them and stamp them so in my opinion the longer I can use flowers on a card the better. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Autumn flowers by Debby Hughes - using a muted colour scheme to stretch our beautiful flower stamps from the spring and summer to the autumn months. Find out more about this handmade card: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/07/autumn-flowers/

Recently I took the time to swatch out my inks and having all the lovely rainbow of colours in front of me got me thinking of colour schemes that I can use to take my flower stamps through in to the autumn months. If you avoid the fresh greens and bright colours and instead go for a more muted palette then I think you can stretch your flower stamps that bit further.

I chose a colour scheme of Perfect PeachRouge and Grapvine for the flowers from the Altenew Blissful Bud set along with Evening Gray and Lava Rock for the leaves. I stamped out three of each on Neenah Solar White and trimmed them out with scissors. There is a matching die set for Blissful Bud though.

Autumn flowers by Debby Hughes - using a muted colour scheme to stretch our beautiful flower stamps from the spring and summer to the autumn months. Find out more about this handmade card: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/07/autumn-flowers/

I used a Nuvo glue pen and copper guilding flakes to add highlights to the flowers and leaves and also to add copper splatters to a white panel of card – the shine this adds is stunning. Then I stamped a sentiment from the Blissful Bud set in Versafine Onyx Black and grouped the florals together, adhering them with foam adhesive. I mounted the panel to a Pale Gray card base and then as a final touch added droplets of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bubblegum Blush and Dark Walnut.

I love how the peachy colours combined with the warm greys and copper give an autumnal feel to a stamp set you would normally associate with other seasons.

ALTENEW SUMMER SALE

Save 15% on Summer Sale Collection of more than 100 items including stamps, dies, bundles, and more. Use code SUMMERSALE at checkout. Valid 7/31/2017 at 12:01 AM EDT through 8/2/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.


PIN ME

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D

Autumn flowers by Debby Hughes - using a muted colour scheme to stretch our beautiful flower stamps from the spring and summer to the autumn months. Find out more about this handmade card: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/07/autumn-flowers/

 

Pin It on Pinterest