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The Greetery Get Comfy with the New August Release

Are excited to start seeing full reveals of The Greetery August Release? I’m excited to start sharing them with you too! Fall is my favorite season to craft (yes, more than Winter!) because I love all the earthy color schemes I get to work with. Not to mention Fall is just such a color season to begin with!

I adored the Summer Sketches set released in June and love the Fall Sketches from this month’s release just as much! The versatility of using this set for coloring in any medium makes it such a fun set to work with. Last time I used the Summer Sketches with copic markers, and this time I decided to use the solid stamps to do some ombre stamping and heat embossing.

I used a variation of inks with green, yellow, orange, and purple colors (Full list of inks used listed below). I like to start with the lightest color first and then layer on the colors by using a mini dauber tool to apply additional inks to the stamps. Once the leaves were done, I then heat embossed the lined image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. The images were die cut out with their matching dies.

The background was ink blended with Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold, and Tea Dye distress oxide inks. Some paint splatter with my watercolors were used for added interest. Then, I heat embossed the ‘thanks’ in gold and stamped the ‘for being you!’ right below it. The ‘thanks’ is from the Bountiful Wreath stamp set and ‘for being you’ is from the Sentiment Suite: Thank You stamp set. (These sets will be showcased in the following days.)

The final step is to add the die cut leaves to the card with foam tape. I trimmed off any area hanging off the edge and mounted my panel on to an vertical top fold A2 sized white card base.

My next card showcases a couple new products. The beautiful image of a cotton stem is from the new set called Cotton Comforts, and the frame used around it is with a new die called Halfsies Oval. The cotton stem is a layered stamped image and I have used Rocky Shore and Mocha dye inks for the branch and Morning Frost, Evening Gray, and Sand Dunes for the cotton balls.

The background is ink blended with Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Old Paper distress oxide inks. I die cut the Halfies Oval out of Natural card stock twice to get a full frame. I used a striped stencil to gently blend some same ink I used on the background onto the edge for interest.

Both the frame and cotton stem were mounted onto the background with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in the same brown and then heat embossed the second part of the sentiment onto kraft card stock and trimmed it down. The sentiment was added with foam tape around the top left. That completes my cards for today!

I’ll be back tomorrow! Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration!

Kay Miller ● Laurie Willison ●   Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols ●
 Keeway Tsao ● Angelica Conrad


You’ll find the supplies used in today’s project listed below. The Greetery August Release products will be availble on Friday, August 23rd. Click on the picture or shop icon to be taken directly to the product page. 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!


  1. I’m ready for fall now.

  2. Your cards are stunning.

  3. I love your warm colors in your Autumn card.

  4. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the way you used the halfsies die and stenciled it. Pretty cards!

  6. So beautiful-thanks for the ideas!

  7. Beautiful cards.

  8. I’m so excited for these fall products that you have showcased beautifully.

  9. My favorite part today is the faded stencil line on your cotton card. Reminds me of an old blue ticking pillow.

  10. Both of these cards are so pretty! I love how you used a striped stencil for the cotton one!

  11. Lovely fall cards, yep now I’m ready to make some fall cards!

  12. Lovely cards!!! My fav is the one with the striped foreground!!

  13. It’s great to see you on Betsy’s team Keeway! Can’t wait to see more creative goodness from you. Your cards today are fabulous!

  14. Lovely cards!! You inspire me to try again the ombré coloring…..for some reason mine never look quite right. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. beautful fall colors! Love it!

  16. I love the blues and greens you used with the cotton!

  17. You are such an artist.

  18. So many layers of interest on your Cotton card Keeway! The stencil stripe on halfsies, the pretty blue background, the cotton itself, lovely!

  19. Love your cards, Keeway! Love the soft stenciling.

  20. Lovely cards, such soft colors. Love your use of the stencil.

  21. Your background on Autumn Sketches is beautiful! Such a pretty card!

  22. Your Autumn color palette is just gorgeous, Keeway! Such a special way to show off Betsy’s beautiful stamps. Your blended background and gold embossed leaves are truly inspiring. I just love the subtle stripes on the Halfsies Oval frame, too! 💗

  23. Keeway, I can’t wait to see all your designs. Congrats on being on Team The Greetery. I love that you give us your color recipes. I think the first card background is so interesting. I would have never tried Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold, and Tea Dye together. I think it is beautiful. Loved you use of the halfsies on the second card. Thank you for all the info you gave us about making each card.

  24. Beautiful cards!

  25. Two absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards KeeWay and I am just loving all the lovely ink blending on both cards too! Thank you for such gorgeous inspiration and I’m totally looking forward to seeing what the rest of the week brings!! :0)

  26. Both cards are so pretty. I LOVE the falling leaves one…beautiful!!!

  27. WOW! Both cards are beautiful ! Love the gold embossing on the first and the stripes on the second. Both details make the cards pop !

  28. Both cards are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing which inks you used also…

  29. These are both so pretty! Love them and the colours you’ve used!

  30. Your cards are both beautiful! I’m really looking forward to fall now.

  31. Your color choices are beautiful.

  32. Beautiful!

  33. Love the gold embossing! Looks beautiful with the autumn colors!

  34. I am excited to see what is coming up next since today was fabulous.

  35. Both cards are so pretty. Pretty colors… pretty blending details.

  36. Hi Keeway! I’m thrilled that you’re a part of the Greetery team! I’m such a fan! Your cards today are gorgeous and I’m continually amazed at how you achieve your stunning blended backgrounds, especially using black soot. Love how you used the stencil too! 😊❤️

  37. Your cards are beautiful! I love the colorful leaves embossed with gold!

  38. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors you used on your Autumn Sketches card along with the gold embossed design! Excited about the Halfsies dies too!

  39. Love both cards! Gorgeous colour!

  40. Welcome to the team! Love how the cotton branch looks with blue. And love the blue stripes. Great idea to emboss the leaves with gold. Stunning!

  41. I especially like the fall card with the awesome background and the details of your stamping!

  42. Beautiful! I can’t wait for Friday 🍁🍁😊💕

  43. Stunning designs as always! Love your subtle stripes that echo the background colors! Can’t wait to see the rest of the release!

  44. Lovely cards! Welcome to the team, Keeway!

  45. These are both so beautiful , love the gold embossed leaves and the slight strips on the cotton card! Cant wait !

  46. It always looks like your cards were fun to create. These were really pretty – loved the blue stripe fade to main focus!

  47. I love your cards and how you design them and put them together. Just lovely!!

  48. Beautiful cards–I love the gold embossing on the Autumn Sketches card!

  49. Your cards are beautiful, Keeway! I love the ink blending you did on the leaves of the Autumn Sketches card – They look gorgeous with the gold embossing!

  50. You have pretty little additions that make these cards special !

  51. Beautiful colors and designs on both cards. If today is any indication, I am going to have a very long wishlist!

  52. Stunning cards as always 🙂

  53. LOVELY WORK, Keeway! LOOOVE BOTH of your cards!!! The one that POPS OUT TO ME? Would be, your second card. JUST STUNNING with the dark blue background & the striped Halfsies Oval Die!!!! JUST LOVELY!!!!! ;)<3

  54. Gorgeous cards. Those “falling” leaves are so beautiful and I love the Cotton Comforts set.

  55. As always, your cards are simply amazing! I’m in love with the second card, and the shading is fantastic!

  56. I agree that I’m so thankful you give the color recipes because I want to CASE everything you make! Stunning cards, Keeway!

  57. Both of your cards are so pretty! I especially love your fall Autumn Sketches card! The leaves changing colors look so realistic!

  58. I love both of your cards–especially how you blended the background on your 2nd card and added ombre colors to the leaves. STUNNING! So glad you are a part of Betsy’s dream team!

  59. These are both such beautiful cards. I love the soft blending you do. The colors in the first card go so well together. I’m glad you’re on Betsy’s team. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  60. Beautiful cards! I especially love your gorgeous backgrounds.

  61. Beautiful!

  62. Beautifully executed!

  63. what gorgeous backgrounds you created for your lovely cards!

  64. Your backgrounds for these stamped images are just perfect !

  65. So soft and pretty!

  66. Beautiful colours, Keeway! This release is gorgeous!

  67. Stunning cards, Keeway!

  68. As always, your cards are so lovely! The stamp sets are beautifully showcased! Can’t wait for the rest of the reveal!

  69. I love these new halvsies dies – they really make a basic card stand out. And i love how you stenciled the front of the cotton stems card. Beautiful!

  70. Just beautiful cards. Love all the colors and details. And those leaves are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

  71. Love the cotton card in particular. Nice, subtle and classy

  72. Gracias por las ideas. Decorar el marco del óvalo marco una gran diferencia.

  73. Lovely cards. Can’t wait to see what you do with the other new sets!

  74. Fabulous! Love the gold embossing with the leaves!!

  75. Pretty backgrounds and great color choices. Love your cards!

  76. Both are gorgeous! I especially love your background colors and the falling leaves on the first design!

  77. Beautiful backgrounds for your cards!

  78. Your creations always amaze me, Keeway, and today’s cards are NO exception. Love the gold-embossed leaves and your beautiful ink blended background on your first card and the stenciled stripes on your Halfsies is genius!

  79. Beautiful cards! Love the halfsies oval die and how you did the stripes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  80. Love, love, love your first card so much! The gold embossing is so gorgeous with these colors!!! I was just commenting on one of the other DT posts that fall is my favorite season to craft for because of the color palette, then I see you same the same! I don’t think we are alone either 🙂

  81. Everyone is doing such a wonderful job of demonstrating the uses of the new stamp set. I love them all

  82. How clever to do a brighter colored blended background in fall colors and have the leaves less intense colors. ❤️

  83. Your cards are just beautiful! I love the colors, especially your warm hello card!

  84. One thing I always love about your cards is the way you use color blending in the backgrounds. Framing up the CottonComforts, a touch of stenciling, and the rich blue in the recessed background just came together perfectly. And you knocked it out of the park with the more traditional fall colors on your Thank You card. So glad to see your designs on The Greetery!

  85. Love these cards, Keeway! Such beautiful stamps and you have used them to make some beautiful creations. Love your style!

  86. Keeway, your colour combos are just lovely! I love the added stripes on the cotton card – great detail :o)

  87. Lovely backgrounds on both cards!

  88. Hello Keeway 🙂 Your work is beautiful 🙂 Love the colors you used. Glad to see you on Betsy’s team 🙂

  89. Beautiful cards – the whole team have done an amazing job today

  90. Lovely cards, Keeway.

  91. Beautiful cards! Love all the colors.

  92. Your cards are so lovely!

  93. Beautiful cards. Love how the dark blue background turned out.

  94. Love this release! Your cards are all so beautiful!

  95. What lovely cards and so perfect for Fall!

  96. You always make such beautiful cards, Keeway.

  97. WOW! Beautiful cards and such gorgeous colors! I’m ready for Friday!

  98. Such beautiful cards … great inspiration!

  99. Loving both your cards, very pretty!

  100. Gorgeous cards. I especially liked how you did the stripes on the last card.

  101. I love the blue added to your card!

  102. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  103. Outstanding! Love how you blended those inks for a beautiful background.

  104. Really beautiful cards! I love you color choices!

  105. Gorgeous cards, Keeway! Love those falling leaves!

  106. Beautiful colors on your fall card. I love those leaves!

  107. Gorgeous! Love the use of gold with the leaves. Stunning!

  108. Lovely color and depth to your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

  109. You always do such amazing work. These are stunning!

  110. You do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

  111. Fabulous cards! Love the stripes on the edges on the second card!

  112. I love the soft stripes with the half oval die and the gorgeous inking behind those lovely leaves!

  113. Beautiful as always. I love the touch of pink in the leaves background, so pretty! Love everything you do!

  114. I love the splatters on your background and the way you popped up the Autumn Sketches!

  115. Love your colors and the way you used the striped stencil for the subtle background! Gorgeous!

  116. Your color choices make these cards really pop!

  117. The fall leaf card is just so beautiful!

  118. Such beautiful, serene cards!

  119. Both cards are lovely but the one with the leaves keeps catching my eye! Beautiful!

  120. The addition of ink blending makes such a difference on your beautiful cards.

  121. Oh my – your cards are works of art! So beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  122. Beautiful cards. I really like the gold embossing…such a classy card!

  123. I love the Beautiful fall colors and the fab partial stripes of color on the cotton card!😍

  124. I love the added interest by the stencil you used on your halfsie frame. Beautiful card!

  125. Keeway, both of your cards are stunning! I love how your color schemes bring these beautiful images to life! So happy to see your on The Greetery Design Team!

  126. I like the embossed Fall leaves and the comforting cotton.

  127. Your cards are beautifuI! I particularly like the color combos you used in the falling leaves card.

  128. I love the use of fall leaves on cards – so beautiful!!

  129. Your cards are stunning Keeway. I love the soft ink blending with the beautiful stamps. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  130. Simply stunning cards! Cheers.

  131. Absolutely beautiful cards. Is it ridiculous that falling leaves make me weak in the knees.

  132. Love your cards.

  133. Hi, Keeway! Your cards are gorgeous!!! So happy you are on The Greetery team!!!

  134. These are gorgeous Keeway! I’m so in love with Cotton Comforts and I am in awe of your beautiful card using it. Both of your cards are simply stunning!

  135. Lovely cards. I love the pop of gold on the leaves & the fabulous way you water colored them.

  136. Your blending is always so dreamy and these cards don’t disappoint, your work is beautiful.

  137. I love the blue used on the Cotton Comforts card. It is so unique and rich looking.

  138. I love the beautiful soft sponging you did on those leaves. Gorgeous cards!

  139. Lovely colors in your backgrounds to compliment your lovely arrangements of your leaves and cotton!

  140. I always love your cards, Keeway! I’m so happy to see you on The Greetery Design Team.

  141. Keeway, your cards are so beautiful! I especially love the gold embossed outline and gorgeous ink blending of the first card; it looks like a sunset!

  142. Beautifully designed cards!
    Carol b

  143. this day has been a pure delight seeing all the cards made from Day 1 release from the Greetery! Your cards are pure inspiration!

  144. Beautiful designs!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  145. I love the rainbow effect you get with these cards! Great inspiration : )

  146. I especially love the fall sketches.

  147. Wow, your cards are so beautiful!

  148. Beautiful cards Keeway, I love the soft backgrounds!

  149. Happy to see your work again! The color choices for the ink blending are lovely!

  150. Really lovely designs, KeeWay! Can’t wait for Friday!

  151. The card with the gold embossed leaves is my favorite. I love the purple to orange background, also!

  152. These are so pretty Keeway! You are a master and inking/blending. It adds so much drama to your cards!

  153. Beautiful cards. Love the blended backgrounds!

  154. What a great start to this release! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  155. Great cards!

  156. Beautiful, elegant and stunning cards. Love.

  157. Gorgeous cards! Your blending is amazing!

  158. I love the colors on the ‘thanks’ card!

  159. Your work is always so inspiring – thank you! Autumn Sketches is such a beautiful set and I love what you did with it.

  160. I saw these on IG and all I can say is WOW! The colors in your background behind the leaves are STUNNING! I love the top and bottom of your other card too, so gorgeous. Thank you for always creating such inspiring work – amazing!

  161. Pretty cards, especially like the fall card.

  162. Your cards are all so beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration with your talented creations!

  163. Beautiful cards to showcase the lovely new stamps and dies!

  164. Really stunning!!

  165. Such beautiful creativity with these stamps!!

  166. Cotton Comforts is such a unique set! Your card with the subtle stripes is stunning.

  167. Such pretty cards! Love your choice of colors for the backgrounds!