Autumn Morning Paper Hoop Art

Today marks the release of the gorgeous Autumn Morning Collection from Crafter’s Companion and I’m celebrating with a tutorial for this quick and inexpensive décor piece.  Hoop art is trending again, so I thought I’d make some using lots of items from the new collection and my favorite medium – paper!

Start by turning a piece of patterned paper from the 12″ x 12″ Autumn Morning Paper pad over to its backside and tracing around the outside of the inner piece of an embroidery hoop with a pencil (here I’m using a 7″ embroidery hoop and brown plaid paper).

Next, cut around the traced circle about a quarter-inch outside of the line (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a perfect circle!).  Then snip tiny cuts up to the pencil line about every quarter-inch all the way around the circle as shown.

Insert the patterned paper into the hoop…the snipped border helps the paper conform to the shape more easily, but it may “puff up” a bit and that’s ok (more dimension)!  Add a gold foiled sentiment to the paper with adhesive foil transfers.

You can add the sentiment before you put it into the hoop, but I wanted to see my exact placement before committing to it, so just pressed it on with my bone folder using an acrylic block to support the paper underneath.

Die-cut a rose and lots of different sizes of leaves from Orange, Gold, and Red Basis Cardstock using the “Aged Rose” (Rustic Cottage Collection), “Scattered Leaves”, and “Leaves are Falling” dies.

Ink the edges and veins (using the die as a stencil) of each leaf with a slightly darker color of ink than the cardstock (Carved Pumpkin Distress ink on yellow cardstock, Candied Apple on orange cardstock, and Aged Mahogany on red cardstock).

Ink the edges of the orange rolled flower die-cuts with Candied Apple Distress ink and then curl the petals with a ball stylus or your fingers.  I curled the first 6-7 petals upward and the last 12-13 petals downward and rolled both die-cuts into one flower to create a full and more realistic-looking rose.

Die-cut the “Flourishing Leaves” design from Gold Bright Foil Cardstock.

Arrange your embellishments before adhering them permanently to the base with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  I placed the gold flourishes (“Flourishing Leaves”) on the very bottom and then layered two large leaves (“Leaves Are Falling”) on top, followed by a bunch of the smaller leaves (“Scattered Leaves”), and then the rose (“Aged Rose”) on the very top.

Finish your piece off a bit by adding some ribbon around outer edge of the hoop if desired and tie a bow with a loop at the top to allow for easy hanging.

I hope you enjoyed this fun autumn hoop art décor piece and thanks so much for stopping by today!  What’s your favorite piece in the new collection?