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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today my autumn card features the beautiful new Grateful Gatherings stamps and Honey Cuts. You do know this was illustrated by our so very talented teammate, Kelly Taylor, right? I’m so thrilled to get to create with such talented people!

First I partially embossed an A2 sized piece of Warm Kraft Stock with the Burlap 3D embossing folder. I just let about 1-½” of the panel hang out of the embossing folder while I ran it through my machine. Now, raise your hand if you still have one of those sanders by Tim Holtz! I don’t know if those are still available, but there are his sanding disks in the Honey Bee shop.

The cool thing about this Kraft Stock paper is that the core of it is kraft color so that when you sand it, you will see the kraft! After I sanded it, I lightly used a blender brush to add Ground Espresso Distress Ink around the edges. Then I splattered on some red gold and yellow gold metallic paint. (I used removable tape to mask off the smooth area while sanding, inking and splattering.)

Next I used another piece of the Kraft Stock paper to stamp the wagon wheel and the sentiment from the Grateful Gatherings set with clear embossing ink. I added gold embossing powder and heat set it. Then I cut them out with the coordinating Honey Cuts.

I love the no-line coloring look, so I stamped one of the floral images from the Grateful Gatherings set with Bee Creative No Line Coloring ink. I used quite a few Copic markers (LOL!) and some Prismacolor pencils to color the image. I like to use colored pencils with Copic coloring to add in some detail lines and more depth to the shadow areas. You can use these colors and stamp it in black ink to get the same beautiful look. Here is a list of the colors I used.

  • pumpkin: E15, YR18, YR15, YR13, E11, E18, PC944
  • gourd: YG0000, G85, G28, YG63, YG61, PC908
  • red flower: R59, R39, R29, Y00, E99, YR27, E09, PC1034, PC1095
  • leaves near flower: G28, YG17, YG25, PC908
  • yellow leaves: YR27, YR24, YR21, PC944
  • wispy leaves: G28, YG17, YG23, PC911, PC908
  • round leaves: YR21, PC946

Confession: I realized after I finished the coloring that I mistakenly colored two more petals for the top red flower that are actually leaves. It totally makes sense now that I “see” the leaves! Oh well, I still am happy with how it turned out. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I adhered the wagon wheel to the back of the floral image with Bee Creative glue. Then I added foam tape to the back of it and the sentiment to pop them up on the card.

I added a few coordinating gem stickers from the Homestead Harvest Gem Stickers for a bit more sparkle!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card making process today and have been inspired by something you’ve read. I so appreciate you stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

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