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autumn hills revisited

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Happy October everyone! I can hardly believe that this time of year is already upon us. I love fall though - especially the cooler weather. The leaves here in Minnesota have been changing almost overnight and it's so wonderful to see the bright pops of color around town.

It's also time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge and this month we are revisiting the Autumn Hills set. This set is so perfect for this time of year and the simple rustic style is something I have always loved.

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My first card uses the block image scene from the set. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder on kraft cardstock (an absolute must for fall projects like this...) and then colored the image in using a blender pen and inks.

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The soft muted colors are so pretty in the scene. I used a tiny sponge dauber to color the house white and a white gel pen to outline the frame. I love how a bit of white on kraft can brighten up the whole image instantly.

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For my next card, I used the tree image stamped repeatedly across the card front and embossed again with clear embossing powder. I had to add the little pile of pumpkins under one of the trees too. I colored the trees and pumpkins the same as the previous card: with a blender pen and inks. I added a little extra Simply Chartreuse coloring to add the ground as well.

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The longest Stitching Lines die was perfect for adding under the trees and I sewed up some Rustic Jute button twine through the holes.

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Make sure to visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink senior design team to see the projects that they created with the Autumn Hills set: BetsyDawnMaile, and Melissa.

The Papertrey Ink October release will be here very soon! Thank so much for stopping by today!

Supplies:

all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Bountiful Blessings Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Autumn Hills

ink: True Black, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain, Classic Kraft, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: kraft, Rustic White

other: clear embossing powder, white gel pen (Uniball), blending pen (Stampin' Up!)

Thanksgiving Blessings Card

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

stamps: Autumn Hills

ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: kraft, Rustic White

other: Stitching Lines die, clear embossing powder, Rustic Jute button twine, blending pen (Stampin' Up!)

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