Saturday, October 9, 2021

Colours of Fall - Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop


Welcome!! Annette here for those of you who are new to my blog.  So Excited to be asked by Angie MacKenzie to participate in this blog hop!! Grab your favourite drink..sit back and hop along to see all the Gorgeous Inkspiration we have planned for you!!

Colours of Fall is this month's theme!

For me these colours are Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Bumblebee.  Ans I have been playing with leaves a lot lately so I pulled out my 'other' favourite Fall stamp set, Celebrate Sunflowers.  And I thought I would try a technique I haven't done before.  It is kind of the scrappy strip technique I first saw Bruno Bertucci demonstrate crossed with the Retiform technique kinda, sort of...and I thought it would be difficult to put into I made a video!! So much easier for both of us!!

So I started by pulling out a 8.5 x 11" sheets of Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze.  I took the large sunflower and stamped it in Bumblebee on Bumblebee etc.

And then I cut strips, then rectangles from that measuring 3.5" x 4.25"
 Soft Suede or Early Espresso 3 5/8 x 4.5 (video is wrong)
The cardbase is Very Vanilla Thick measuring 5.5 x 8.5", scored at 4.25". 

Watch the video to see how I cut the mostly an eyeball approach LOL!! 
Don't be cannot do it wrong!!
If you don't have these colours..use what you have!!

I also stamped, coloured and die cut some of the smaller sunflowers using Stampin' Blends.
I colour one in the video so you can see the colours I used.
Watch the video here

Here is how my cards turned out.  I hope you like it!!

After the video I realized they needed a little something I die cut some of the Sprigs from the Sunflower dies in Vary Vanilla and daubed some bumblebee on them and tucked them in behind the flower.  Finishing with some yellow and orange Artistry bloom sequins.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and they have inspired you to stamp and create.

If my instructions leave you with a question, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

 Please keep hopping along to check out all the Beautiful creations!!



  1. WOW!!! Love your cards, Annette! Such a fun technique and love the color palette, too. Thanks for the inspiration. x

  2. I'm going to remember this technique. So fun! Love this card. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very effective technique Annette! Your cards are all eye catching!

  4. Great cards Annette, I am definitely going to try this technique x

  5. What a lovely trio of sunflower beauties!