Sunday, September 6, 2015

Countdown to Confetti - Pumpkin Patch and Walk By Faith



Welcome to Day Two of Reverse Confetti's Countdown to the September release. Today we are featuring the Pumpkin Patch stamp set, the coordinating Pumpkin Patch Confetti Cuts dies, and the Walk By Faith stamp set. 



Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for links to all the designers posting peeks today. Leave comments on each designer's blog for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate. Also, head over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for another $15 giveaway.


Both of my cards were inspired by a lovely neutral, non-traditional fall color combo that I found HERE at Craftberry Bush.


I started with a Distress Ink watercolor background. The pumpkin, stem, leaves and vine are all stamped with images from Pumpkin Patch and die-cut with the coordinating Pumpkin Patch Confetti Cuts dies. To ground the pumpkin, I added some irregular stitched lines. Along the left edge of the main panel is a tiny strip of neutral striped paper, as well as some torn vellum. Last, I accented with some enamel dots. I'm loving the blue-gray pumpkin!




STAMPS: Pumpkin Patch

CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Pumpkin Patch

INK: Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks

PAPER: vellum card stock, watercolor paper, Papertrey Soft Stone striped patterned paper and Soft Stone card stock

OTHER: sewing machine, paintbrush, enamel dots



 

This next card features Walk By Faith. Like its sister set, God Is Good, this set is filled with beautiful faith-based sentiments in the most gorgeous fonts.


To make this card, I first heat embossed the sentiment in white on watercolor paper. Working with the same color palette as the pumpkin card above, I watercolored around and on top of the sentiment. The embossed sentiment resists the watercolor and really pops once the watercoloring begins.


I accented with a loose thread nest, some leafy branches that I die-cut with the new Leafy Confetti Cuts, and some gold sequins. I also machine stitched along the left and right sides of the watercolor panel for some subtle texture.




STAMPS: Walk By Faith

CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Leafy

INK: Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Distress Inks

PAPER: watercolor paper, Soft Stone card stock

OTHER: sewing machine, white thread, paintbrush, gold sequins, clear Wink of Stella



  Thanks so much for visiting today! Remember to head to the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration and links to today's design team posts.

See you tomorrow for Day 3!


44 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty, Amy!

~amy~ said...

Lovely! the pumpkin is awesome in gray!

KariL said...

Amy I love the watercolored backgrounds you created. Your layering is amazing on your cards. Your cards are both gorgeous.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love it in grey too !! Nice background.

Chrissy Larson said...

These are amazingly gorgeous! Such cool colors and they TOTALLY work!

Зоя said...

Gorgeous!

jan metcalf said...

Pretty! Love the touches of sewing, sequins, watercolor, threads!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Loving these pumpkins!

Ericka Strange said...

Love these cards and the colors you used. Beautiful

Mary Holshouser said...

The minimal backgrounds are so pretty. I have to try the watercoloring.
I think it looks great but just haven't put the technique to use.
The clean and simple embellishments are wonderful too.
thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Two amazing cards (and a beautiful color combination)!!

D.Ann C said...

Great watercolors!

Nora N. said...

What beautiful cards!! I LOVE the backgrounds!!

cm said...

I'm crushing over the pumpkins and smitten with the sentiments! Your showcases of both are amazing!
~c

Annie Rose said...

These color combo's are absolutely stunning! It's hard to think outside the box sometimes, but it sure does pay off. Amazing job! :)

Brandi R said...

Beautiful, Amy! Love the backgrounds and wonderful designs ♥

Julene VanKleeck said...

Perfect color combos and watercolor backgrounds!

Betty Sue said...

Love the watercolor on your card! Simple and beautiful!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

These cards are so pretty! Great colors and LOVE the watercolor!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful cards! I love the non-traditional blues and green in your fall cards! Really fresh and creative!
Take Care!
Michele

Rosemary said...

gorgeous set of cards... love the non-traditional colors you use for the first one... simply stunning!

vinita jain said...

Love the stitched line cushion for the pumpkin and the second creation is adorable too with perfection of watercoloring in soft colors! Great addition of thread nest with cute branches!

karenb said...

Very pretty watercolor designs.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! Love the watercolor designs!

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards and
the watercoloring
is great!
Carla from Utah

BeverlyBL said...

Very pretty cards. Love the gray/blue with yellow.

Amante del Papel said...

your cards are amazing, my favorite today, I love how you create the background with watercolors!!!

Melynn said...

Love the watercoloring but especially that blue pumpkin! Just awesome.

Patty said...

Both so pretty!! Love the soft colors you used!!

Kristine McGee said...

Pretty, the blue pumpkin reminds me of a sweet squash that we eat in the fall, so yummy!!

Linda M said...

Very pretty!

Marisa said...

Lovely watercolourign and touches of stitching.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both beautiful with the lovely watercolor you added to them!

chingaling ling said...

Really love your non traditional fall color choices, your water coloring style and over all card designs.

Kathy said...

Such lovely cards with the gold, gray, and green watercolor backgrounds and the stamps and die cuts used in the focal points!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Pumpkin Patch set and the lovely sentiment for your 2nd card! Great watercolor backgrounds!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such pretty cards! I love the colors you chose and the stitching on the first one!

irisesther54 said...

Very nice cards. Love the faith stamps.

Nicki Wong said...

I like the soft colors that you used. Pleasant change from bold fall colors.

Christy Q said...

Such a delightful watercolored cards - I'm loving the watercolored cards I'm seeing more of around blogland these days and your card is no exception. The stitching adds a wonderful touch as well.

Birgit said...

Love these pumpkins and I especially love your use of non traditional colors using it!

Celeste Goff said...

Twp amazing cards! Love the embossing and watercoloring!

Larissa Heskett said...

These are BOTH AMAZING!! THANKS for sharing n have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Helen Gullett said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS! I love the sentiment a lot.