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Autumnal Faberge Fake Out!

So, my cousin has asked me to be her Matron of Honor in her upcoming wedding, and one of the duties that I have absolutely loved is helping her choose flowers and a color scheme. I think I should be a florist in my next life. Anyway, because her wedding is in November, she wanted a more muted color palette, and while looking for "autumn wedding bouquets" on Pinterest, I was so intrigued by the combo of deep, royal purple, coral-y orange, and fuschia that it inspired this card:

I chose to heat emboss the main image from Wplus9's Botanical Bunch several times with gold embossing powder on Strathmore 140 lb hot press watercolor paper that had been treated with the EK Success Anti-Static Powder Tool. (I just love the way that this image looks when used as a pattern-builder and heat embossed in gold; it reminds me of luxurious Faberge eggs or brocade fabric from 19th century Russia.) I then colored the images with a variety of Zig Clean Color Markers, going back after they had dried to intensify the color and add shading in some spots. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the peachy-coral background. A strip of Bazzill Gold Foil card stock and a slightly smaller strip of Bazzill Card Shoppe Jelly Bean card stock were popped up with dimensional adhesive on the watercolored panel, then a Hand Lettered Thanks die cut was added to that with Multi-Medium Matte. A few sequins added some more dimension and sparkle. 

It's difficult to capture the effect that all of the different types of sparkle and shimmer have in a photo; in real life, it's so lovely. 

I hope you've enjoyed this card! Have a fabulous week, everyone! :)


  1. Emily, your coloring and choice of colors are always so wonderful - your cards come out amazing!!!

  2. Emily, your coloring and choice of colors are always so wonderful - your cards come out amazing!!!


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