Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Abundant Beauty

 I know I've been missing in action lately.  I have no excuse other than I've been working on craft fair projects for my first fair this October. The days always seem to slip by but today, I took time out to play with some new products from our September-December 2023 Mini catalog.  The catalog goes live on September 6th, and there's so many great products to get.  My pre-order arrived weeks ago, but I chose to make this card with my 2nd pre-order.

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock, measured at 4 x 5-1/4. The Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks are so much fun to use. I wanted to use the fall mask (inside the set) and my thought was to just have a very subtle background of the leaves and acorns, so I used a very light touch with Crumb Cake ink. Then I placed the sunflower mask over the background.

I began blending the sunflower leaves with Crushed Curry, then added Cherry Cobbler toward the center. I went a little farther out with the Cherry Cobbler than I had wanted to, but I like the look just the same.  The center of the flowers is a bit dark because I used Early Espresso, and I probably should have used a heavier hand with Crumb Cake.  You can barely see the detail in the flower's centers, but I'll know for next time. I used Old Olive for the leaves.

Once I had this done, I wanted to find the perfect paper and cardstock base.  The gorgeous papers in the All About Autumn 6x6 paper pack to the rescue! I used Wild Wheat for my base, which compliments the paper and the sunflowers well.  The middle strip under the focal image is the back side of the paper. I wanted more of this beautiful paper to show, so I trimmed the sunflower image to 3-1/4 x 4-1/2.

What do you think?  I know I will make sure I find time to create more from this fantastic catalog. You will see these products below, but keep in mind that this mask is not available until September 6th, when the catalog goes live. You can still click on others though, and place orders for whatever you like now. I am offering a FREE GIFT for any online order using my host code (found to the right side bar in red)

If you don't already have a demonstrator, let me know and I'll get a catalog out to you. Just click on the "request catalogs" link above.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

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