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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Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Die Set
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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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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
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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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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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Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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95 Comments

    1. Wow, gorgeous coloring of the leaves. And I have a thing for wreaths so I really love this beautiful and elegant card.

    1. Wow stunning card Yana! The happy turkey stamp set is gorgeous! I haven’t gotten into watercolouring yet but I’m getting the feeling I’m missing out if I don’t.. thanks for the inspiration

    1. Wow…your leaves are gorgeous and I love the added touch of the gold confetti.

    1. Beautiful and elegant. The gold accents really bring this card up a notch. Great design.

    1. This is such a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose for your leaves. Thank you!

    1. Your watercolored leaves are absolutely beautiful! I love that you arranged them into this gorgeous wreath on your card. This is a perfect card to celebrate the beauty of fall!

    1. Gorgeous card Yana! I think you just helped me decide on what my Fall/Thanksgiving card is going to be this year! Thanks for that! Those leaves are fantastic! I just love the way fall colors blend together so beautifully! It’s my favorite time of year!

    1. This card is absolutely beautiful. Although mine never turn out like yours, I may still give it a try!!!!

    1. I just knew I would regret not getting that set. I love what you did with those gorgeous leaves, the card is so Beautiful !! Thank You.

    1. I am 85 yrs. old and am trying my hand at making cards. I LOVE TO WATERCOLOR and love your style with making cards. TFS your God given talent with the crafting world. You really do inspire me to keep trying.

    1. Oh your leaves are absolutely stunning and the fall colors are my favorite! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!!

    1. Beautiful leaf wreath…. Love the gold embossing and then using water coloring them to perfection!

    1. I love all the gold embossing, and using all the watercolor scraps are excellent color choices. So elegant for the holiday. Thank you.

    1. Yana, thanks for sharing such a lovely card. The little leaves make a beautiful Fall wreath, don’t they? Including the shaker element just adds a special touch.

    1. Oh, Yana, this card is absolutely stunning. The gold-embossed, watercolored leaves make the perfect autumn wreath and the wood-grain paper makes the perfect backdrop. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
      #kindnessmatters

    1. Well Yana, you have done it again and I have to say you NEVER disappoint! This is just beautiful. I love the leaf colours and the wreath you made with them. This is totally something I could do, so excited to try it. TFS!

    1. Gorgeous wreath with these beautifully colored leaves! Lovely card! So pretty with the woodgrain background too!

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