Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Leaves Watercolor Wreath. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today to help celebrate new Fall Release from Pretty Pink Posh! There’s an inspirational hop and giveaway happening too, more about this below.

While Pretty Pink Posh is famous for their adorable little critters I couldn’t resist using autumn leaves from the mini Happy Turkey stamp set.

Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Leaves Watercolor Wreath card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this project by heat embossing leaves in Simon’s Antique Gold embossing powder onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. Antique Gold is the perfect color to use for Fall and Arches watercolor paper is always my first choice of paper when it comes to anything watercolor.

Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Leaves Watercolor Wreath card by Yana Smakula

I heat embossed 3-4 of each leaf image and cut all out using coordinating dies in my Platinum die cutting machine. Since these images aren’t too big I was able to utilize my watercolor scraps – so a win-win in my book!

I went with my Daniel Smith watercolors (see this post to read more about my favorite watercolor colors) and colored these using Quinacridone Gold, Deep Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrol Red and Sap Green.

Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Leaves Watercolor Wreath card by Yana Smakula

It turns out I do not own any orange colors in my watercolor palette so I created orange by mixing yellow and red. I also have hints of light brown color present on these – I didn’t use any brown color but rather mixed red and green to create it.

I will be sharing quick videos showing how I watercolor a few leaves in my Instagram Stories today – so be sure to check that out if you’d like to see more. Follow me on Instagram here.

Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Leaves Watercolor Wreath card by Yana Smakula

To create a sentiment for this card I went with an older stamp set – Giving Thanks and heat embossed same message in Antique Gold embossing powder onto a piece of white cardstock cut into a circle shape. Next, I arranged leaves to form a wreath around the sentiment and adhered the one by one using glue.

Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Leaves Watercolor Wreath card by Yana Smakula

I foam mounted my fall wreath onto an A2 side folding card base (I covered the front of my card with Wood Grain paper), added a simple twine bow and embellished my wreath using Metallic Gold Confetti – I think I might be addicted to these now, and truth be told I prefer this confetti over sequins. Pretty Pink Posh also has them in Silver and White.

HOP ALONG – GET INSPIRED!

I am the last stop on this 2-Day hop. Please start over at Pretty Pink Posh blog to catch both Day 1 and Day 2 inspiration.

GIVEAWAY!

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/19/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. Comment below for your chance to win!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Clear Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Die Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Giving Thanks Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Giving Thanks Clear Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
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SSS | PPP
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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SSS
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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SSS
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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SSS
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
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SSS | SC | AZ | BL
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold 5ml
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AZ | BL
Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
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SSS | AZ | BL
Daniel Smith Pyrrol Crimson 15ml
Daniel Smith Pyrrol Crimson 15ml
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AZ | BL
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
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SSS | AZ
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ

 

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95 Comments

    1. Such a beautiful card, Yana! You never fail to inspire me with your creativity.

    1. Lovely card, I have always loved leaves of all kinds and autumn are my favorite. Thanks!

    1. The gold embossing is pretty fabulous. I have never done that and would try it.

    1. The water coloring is beautiful!! Love the idea of the golf embossing to really make the leaves pop

    1. Such a beautiful fall colors and the gold embossing really makes it stand out!

    1. Beautiful embossing and watercoloring! Such an elegant card. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wonderful watercoloring of the leaves. So gorgeous with the Daniel Smith watercolors.

    1. Your wreath of leaves card is so beautiful! I love the colours you painted the leaves!!!

    1. I love the idea of a wreath made of leaves, but adding the gold embossing powder to them first elevates the design to a whole new level. Your card is simply beautiful, and it really shows off the new Pretty Pink Posh stamps wonderfully!!

    1. Yana, you are always impressing me but these watercolors are superb on the gold embossed leaves!! Looks so simple but perfectly matched and done!

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