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Autumn Blessings

September 27, 2023

Autumn Blessings

Greetings...Can you believe it's almost October?


Hello! I'm Dee from deesdesigns and I'm so excited to be a guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs this month. Today I'm sharing a couple of creations using the Pumpkin Mouse stamp set. For those that may not know me, I prefer to make A7 size cards so the scale of my designs may be a bit different than you are used to.

I started out by stamping the pumpkin row on to some Neenah cardstock and colored the image with copic markers. After coloring the image I felt it was missing something so I looked over and saw the little mouse all colored up just waiting to be used. I embellished the card with a fall leaf diecut and framed the entire panel with gold foil cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set the sentiment to coordinate with the gold foil frame.

I wanted to do something a bit different for my second card. 

When I'm looking for inspiration, I'll often grab a piece of patterned paper and pull colors of cardstock that coordinate with the paper. For today's card, I pulled 5 different fall shades. I know it is difficult to tell but there are two different shades of orange 😀 


I took each of the cardstock panels and stamped them with the row of pumpkins using Versamark ink, sprinkled them with gold embossing powder and heat set them with a heat gun.


I stamped the sentiment on to the yellow panel with VersaFine Claire ink. Using a t-square ruler I lined up the panel on a piece of text paper to ensure everything would be square when adding the remaining rows. Between each of the rows of colored cardstock, I added thin strips of gold foil cardstock. There is something magical about using gold foil on fall-themed cards!

I stamped, colored and fussy cut out the cute little mouse and added it to my card. I used a die to trim out the panel and them placed it on to a gold foil background to complete my card.

I hope I've inspired you to check out this adorable stamp set. I can't wait to see your creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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