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Happy Birthday (Painted Harvest)

Hi, I know I have been posting a LOT of cards using the Painted Harvest bundle set lately (and truth be told, I have more to come)! You’d think I didn’t own any other stamps…and we all know that isn’t true. ūüôā I really want to share how fabulous this stamp set is and how you can achieve so many different, and wonderful, cards using it. I LOVE when I can really maximise my investment in a stamp set and I really want you all to be able to do the same.

For today’s cards, I’ve stepped it up a little by using a stencil and embossing paste. SO FUN!¬† I had envisaged a scene whereby the flowers climbed their way up a brick wall.¬† The “brick wall” stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set was the perfect choice.¬† I started off by creating two backgrounds using this stencil – one in portrait and one in landscape¬†orientation.¬† One of the reasons I make multiple cards is that it is easy to do so when you already have your supplies out, especially if it is something ‘messy’ (like embossing paste) or where I think I might make a mistake.

You might notice all of the flowers, on both cards, are not the same size.  I had wanted to layer the flowers but thought they might have looked a little odd if they were the same size.  To ensure they were a little different, I did not stamp the base layer, only the top stamp and then fussy cut around the outside.  I think this tiny detail really helps pull the look together.

Here’s the first card…

Happy Birthday

For the second card, I had originally thought of adding five flowers in front of the brick wall but when I had it all placed it looked a little too busy. I decided to stick with three (remembering that a odd number of elements generally looks better than an even number) and it looks so pretty!

Here’s the card…

Happy Birthday

Don’t you love how two cards using pretty much the same products can look so different! Stamping is so much fun!

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.