Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A YEAR OF LEAVES BLOG HOP


Melanie Muenchinger invited me to be a guest designer in the StampTV Blog Hop featuring her new stamp set "A Year of Flowers". This is another beautiful set Melanie designed and I was so happy to accept her invitation.

For this card I wanted to showcase the oak leaves and acorns. The base card is the new Pumpkin Spice card stock from Gina K Designs. Isn't it a perfect color to work with for fall leaves. The designer paper was included in the last StampTV kit.

The leaves on this card were embossed using Detail Gold embossing powder then watercolored using Peerless Transparent Water Colors. I love how well they blend giving you just the color you want. The acorns were colored the same way. The band across the middle is another piece of Pumpkin Spice card stock with a piece of ribbon from the StampTV kit. To get the ribbon to lay flat, I ran it through the Xyron machine so the entire back would be sticky and lay flat on the border. The verse is also from the "A Year of Leaves" set and was stamped using Vivid Coffee Bean Brown ink. It was cut out using a Classic Oval Nestability. Several colors were sponged around the verse prior to taking it out of the Nestie. The scalloped oval is cut on another new card stock from Gina K Designs called Green Apple. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the brown leaves and a Cuttlebug border was added in the corners.

For even more inspiration, please visit the Illustrator of the stamp set,aYou'll want to leave a comment on her blog because she is hosting a drawing for her gorgeous stamp set there tonight!

Melanie has asked her other guest designer to join in on her blog hop too:
Karen Knegten
Also showcasing stamp set samples tonight are these GinaK Designers:
Gina Krupsky
Carolyn King
Donna Baker
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Theresa Momber

Be sure to also check out the CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Geri Utterback
Shelly Wilson
Tina Gilliland
Don't forget to leave a comment on Melanie's Blog so you have a chance to win this beautiful new stamp set.


29 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Selma, this is so beautiful and detailed. I love it!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh, this is very pretty, thanks for sharing!

shelly said...

Wow, Beautiful

Lori said...

Wow Selma, stunning card!!!

redwasher1 said...

Selma this is absolutely lovely!

Tina Gilliland said...

Selma... this is FABULOUS!!! Great job!!!

Karen K. said...

Selma- this is stunning! Love it.

SandyK said...

Beautiful design!

Jean B. said...

Selma, this is another WOW card. I love your work and think you did a really great job. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi, Selma, I am so impressed by your beautiful cards. I like to learn a lot from you. By the way, accidentally I ended up with two same messages on your guestbook. I hope you can remove one of them. Thanks.

Payne Holler Cards said...

AND you sewed on this one! Selma, you so made one GOR-JUS card!!! wow! all the detail and thought you put into it...beautiful - missed the hop so hoppin now :)
Linda

Melanie said...

oooooooooooooooooh! ao, SO pretty!love this long and lovely card!!

Mary said...

Selma, your card is gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

JessicaK said...

Wow, love how you made the edges curl up on these, and the stitching - just beautiful.

NinaB said...

Another beauty, Selma. You do beautiful work.

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is so beautiful
Your coloring is on the leave and acorn is gorgeous. Great job on everything!

Joan

Marilyn said...

I am speechless!... Your card is ... well, WOW! What a beautiful use of such a wonderful stamp set. Marilyn

buggin2stamp said...

Selma, this is absolutely beautiful.

Linda Peterson said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Another gorgeous work of art!

Dianna said...

Selma,

OMG, this card is elegant, and the pumpkin spice and the designer paper are so gorgeous for a fall themed card. I love everything about this card, and you did such an excellent job putting it together. Very very pretty.

Dianna

Jennie said...

WOWZERS Selma...this is STUNNING! Great job and I can see clearly why you are perfect for this set :o) You have a wonderful eye for design and keep it up!!!

Donna said...

beautiful! love the stitching

Maria Matter said...

this is a fab set and your card is gorgeous!!!!
Blessings, maria

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh gosh Selma!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful!!! love all the amazing details!

Carol said...

Selma, this is just so pretty! You do such awesome work!

Stampin' Pam said...

Selma this is beyond gorgeous - all the cutting - the details are out of this world. Right on woman! You did Mel Mel proud for sure. :-)

Jessica said...

Wowzers!!! This is stunning, Selma!!

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