Apr 12, 2016

Embossed Floral Watercolor Card

card 1
 I definitely shouldn't have had that much coffee this afternoon...  But since I did!  I decided to roll with the inspiration and create another floral birthday card, using the same Stampendous flower embossed in white.
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This is how my panel started, similar to the other two, but I couldn't make the elements work, so I ended up cutting it square and using the off strip to make the tag/sentiment.  
card 2
 I used a different damask set from the Tim Holtz set this time and a different Prima texture stamp too.  Notice how parts of the damask fade away, that is what I love!
card 3
 I guess there isn't much contrast in this card, but IRL it is much prettier.  I tried to balance things with the Martha Stewart lace punch.
card 4
 I really loved sections of the piece that I made the tag with.  Here you can see the dimension.  Thanks for bearing with me through all of these tonight!  It sure feels good to sit and play!  :)
card 5
Here's a shot of all the pretties lined up!  I love seeing all of this color!  <3
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43 comments:

  1. Wow .. I loved the Orange hues .. Well !! You should drink more Coffee.. :) xoxo Remya

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  2. More lovely inspirational work Autumn, the orange one really jumps out at me.

    B x

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  3. Beautiful inky creations! :-) xx

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  4. WOW, what a wonderful trio of cards, Autumn!!! I love the colours and all the beautiful detail - such fantastic texture!!! So beautiful!!!!
    Have a great day!!
    Hugz

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  5. What a wonderful watercolor background and MixMedia extras! Beautiful card in autumn colors.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  6. Hah... and you said you should stick to grunge maybe? Absolutely not, these are gorgeous!!

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  7. Wow, stunning work! Love the effects and the gorgeous bright colours.
    Thanks for celebrating our 7th Birthday at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  8. This is beautiful, Autumn. The monochromatic feel of the yellow to orange is amazing, and has so much wonderful texture. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us in our Flowers and Ribbon Challenge. I hope that you will join us in our next challenge. I love seeing your sweet creations.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  9. Fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Flowers" challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, RRR DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT
    House of Cards DT
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    My Crafting Stories DT

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  10. Oh, I love the colors of this one, Autumn!! The flower is just so gorgeous and I'm adding it to my crafty wish list!! I really love the veins in the leaves!! The layers and dimension is awesome!! I love all three of your beautiful, colorful cards!! I need some of the coffee you're drinking!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. All your cards are gorgeous - I love the different colour palettes and the subtle differences with the backgrounds, just fabulous.

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  12. Hmm Autumn, now I might just have to change my mind again about my favourite.... this is such a cheerful and uplifting colour and that large flower is truly stunning in your hands. Love, love, love this one!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Wow, very bright and Summery card, love it.
    Lorraine

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  14. Wow what a great cards, love the messy look!!

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  15. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  16. Loving those watercolour textures! Absolutely awesome!

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  17. Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous! All three of them are. :o) The colors are spectacular... this is a warm ray of sunshine straight into my heart! The white-embossed flower is a thing of beauty and I love every sweet inch of your design. You are so talented. :o) Care to share some of that inspiration-laden coffee?! ;) Beautiful work, my friend! Have a sparkly evening. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  18. Look at you with all these beauties, Autumn! Each color combo is so striking! Amazing dimension!

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  19. Wow, Autumn! Your last three projects are incredible AND gorgeously colored! Very pretty and wonderful details! Hope you are enjoying a great week. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, de

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  20. Gosh!!! How stunning! Absolutely loving the colours and textures, Autumn!
    x Asha

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  21. Oh, Autumn, I love, love, love this one! So cheerful and vibrant! That large flower is absolutely stunning!
    All the projects are just spectacular!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  22. You just post whenever you need to-- lots of us are busy mims, wives, employers, employees... We craft when we can, we blog when we can! I'll keep reading and drooling!
    Ok, this trio... I'm just going to hang up my supplies and go back to the woods. I'm not worthy ;)

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  23. I love all of your cards, Autumn! The white embossing and lace really stands out on the orange/yellow card - just the right amount. I do love the gold accent on the magenta card - it really pops! Your blues and greens are wonderful and love your flowers!! Great news about no surgery for your little guy :-)

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  24. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenges Blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne , DT Member

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  25. Autumn...you rock! These cards you've created are beautiful! The embossing and Martha Stewart lace punch really does stand out on the orange and yellow card. I really love how all of the flowers just seem to jump off of the similar colored background. Very cool illusion.

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  26. Spring colors have exploded in your wonderful card designs. Wowzers! All of em are gorgeous and happy. Awesome sauce use of the stamps, makes me want to play with flowers. Say what!?! Yeppers, and I am not a flower person. Hehe! Fantabulous! Hugs to you muffin! ~Niki

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  27. Such gorgeous spread of colours! Your cards are enchanting!

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  28. Simply beautiful, Autumn. Thanks for playing along at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. Good to see you there.

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  29. The warm hues look splendid combined with the white, and such a pretty look. Also like your tag idea and tucking underneath the lacey white border too. It gave quite a bunch of contrast IMHO. The lush yellow of the ribbon added even more dimensional interest and this is just beautiful. I might try some afternoon coffee, if I could expect to create something like this!!! TS & Hugs

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  30. Beautiful card! The watercoloring and embossing is gorgeous! Fabulous details!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

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  31. Gorgeous Autumn!! I love seeing them all lined up together, it's a rainbow of delicious creations!! hugs :)

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  32. Prettiness incarnate! The colors seem to jump off the page here. Love the added depth the layers create. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge

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  33. Love all the bright and cheery colors! Beautiful Autumn!

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  34. Oooo! Look at all those yummy layers! LOVE the warm palette here, too! Just beautiful, as always, Autumn! And thanks so much for your sweet comments! They always make me smile. XOXO

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  35. Really pretty cards Autumn....love the gorgeous colours! The twine adds wonderful texture! Happy weekend to You!

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  36. Fantastic - the white embossing really pops amidst all that wonderful colour.
    Alison x

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  37. These are gorgeous! Will definitely make the recipients day to get one of these,

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  38. These are fabulous - what a sweet gift they would make! I adore each of time - your color sense is so incredible!! And love that wonderful flower image.... as we continue to wait, wait, wait for real spring weather. One of these days, but in the meantime, I love looking at these cards! xxx Lynn

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  39. Beautiful flowers and gorgeous coloring! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  40. these are gorgeous cards!!! loove the bright and happy colours and all the lovely layers!!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC this month!

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  41. Love seeing all three cards lined up together! reminds me of rainbow sherbet! Yum! All of them are gorgeous! I wish I got the same jolt of creative juice from MY coffee! Hugs! PS Can you tell my computer is playing nice again, after a very obnoxious week of RELOAD! !!!

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  42. Just beautiful. I love the yellow with the orange. So bright and happy.

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  43. Stunning, stunning cards! They are all absolutely fabulous! ;-)

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