Stampers Dozen Blog Hop for September

Sep 15, 2017 | Uncategorized | 10 comments

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 Welcome to the September Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop – we are doing a color challenge this month with Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla. I love these rich, gorgeous colors! 


Here’s my card: 

 I used the Colorful Seasons Bundle to create my card – such a versatile bundle – perfect for year round, seasonal stamping- fall, winter, summer, spring – it covers them all!

Here’s how my card went together: 
(measurements for card at the end of this post)
Card base is Very Vanilla. 
Next layer is from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Specialty Paper stack -I chose the Fresh Fig paper with a subtle stripe.

Next layer is a fun watercolor background – and here’s how to do it:

Sponge some Tranquil Tide ink onto the Polka Dot Embossing folder – I used a very light touch and just added a light bit of color.  

Lightly spritz the embossing folder/ink with water. 

Press Watercolor Paper onto this and allow it to sit a minute to absorb the color.

 Here’s what it looks like:  (each time you do this, you’ll get a different result – and if you add more ink at the beginning you’ll get a much darker color.  I used little ink because I wanted to stamp the leaves over this.)

 I let it dry for a few minutes and then stamped leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set over the watercolor.  

I cut two copper leaves using the thinlets from the bundle, the copper foil sheets and my Big Shot.  The copper foil sheets are so perfect for fall. 

I cut a large circle out of Watercolor Paper with the Stitched Shape framelits.  I used dimensionals to attach the solid leaf and tucked the detailed leaf behind the circle, and added one gold faceted gem. 

Before attaching the circle to the card front, I added a folded piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon.  

Here’s the inside of my card:  

  Just a small copper foil leaf and a bit of the designer paper. 

Supplies used on my card are listed below with clickable links to visit my Online Shop;  I’d sure appreciate your order!  

Time to hop over to Carol Payne’s blog – let’s see what she’s created!

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Or hop back to visit Sharon Burkert’s blog: 

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Measurements for today’s card: 
Very Vanilla – 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″
Designer Paper – 4″ x 5 1/2″
Watercolor Paper – 3 1/2″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ square to cut circle.

Hope you have time to “bee” creative today! 



  1. Mad About Crafting

    Thank you for the tip with the watercolor paper! I will be trying that out today – Deb Westernann

    • Laura

      You are welcome Deb!! It is really fun to do -and easy!

  2. Nancy Kelley

    This is a lovely card to welcome fall! The colors really pop with the contrast of the teal and brown. What a treat to receive this festive card in the mail!

    • Laura

      Thank you, Nancy!

  3. Barbara V

    WOW!! Can't wait to try this!

    • Laura

      Thank you! It's fun because each one turns out differently!

  4. Carol Carriveau

    Luv, luv, luv!!! Anything with leaves takes my breath away!

    • Laura

      Thanks so much, Carol!

  5. Cindy Mast

    Wow! Lovely card,I will be trying this.Love the leaves.

  6. Laura

    Thanks, Cindy!


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