Happy Birthday Trio

Happy Birthday Trio (Painted Harvest)

Hi, it has been a while since I’ve shared a “same but different” card trio but today seemed like the perfect opportunity as I am still crafting up a storm with the fabulous Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating leaf punch (also available in a bundle). So, yes this does mean a few more posts to come using this wonderful set! I truly hope you are all getting as much enjoyment from this set as I am.

Whilst it is fun to fussy cut out the sunflower image and use it as a focal point on a card, it is equally beautiful when used to create a background piece. For the three cards, I’ve used one of my favourite colour combinations – Marina Mist for the base layer, Night of Navy for the details, Old Olive for the leaves. The only variation is that I varied the centre of the flowers on each of the cards – Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I’m sure you will agree with me that each combination looks fabulous!

For the first card, I inked around the edge of my stamped panel with Night of Navy. Doesn’t it bring the panel together beautifully! I added the leaves but you might notice I didn’t stamp the detail. Whilst the stamp set is designed to use the two stamps together (the base and then the details), don’t feel like you need to use both. You can really extend the use of your stamps by using them in different ways. I finished off the card with some rhinestones.

 

Here’s the card…

Happy Birthday

For my second card, I decided to create it in a landscape format. I also used the different leaf stamp (in the same set) when stamping the background. It is so pretty! Sometimes when you are creating, mistakes happen. Have you noticed my mistake on this card? I hope not! I was adhering my background panel and I dropped it. You may now be able to tell that the panel isn’t quite centred. I ended up trimming off the bottom but in my attempt to disguise the error, I added slightly more ink to the bottom of the panel. If you look quickly, it just looks like regular cardstock. It is only when you look closely you can see what I have done. Of course, I could have created the card this way intentionally, as there is no rule which states every panel needs to be centred. Only you and I will know that it wasn’t my original design plan. I won’t tell the recipient if you don’t! 😉
 

Here’s the card….

Happy Birthday

 
For the last card, I decided to ink around the edge with the Old Olive ink just to see how it would look. I think it looks fabulous. The rest of the card was assembled like the other cards.
 

Here’s the card…

 

Happy Birthday

There we have my “same but different” card trio. It is so fun to experiment with different looks. I love making the most of the stamp sets I have purchased. So, yes, be on the look out for more Painted Harvest cards coming soon.

A quick reminder: don’t forget to take the opportunity to score some bargains, and stock up on some essentials, during the World Card Making Day and Designer Series Paper Sale!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both.


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