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Thankful for You (Painted Harvest)

Hi, as the World Card Making Day promotion comes to an end I thought I would take the opportunity to remind you to place your orders before 11.50pm tonight so as take advantage of this great sale! More importantly, thank you, for your support of my Stampin’ Up! business. It is truly appreciated. Thank you!

This is the last card in my recent Painted Harvest card series. I have totally loved using this stamp set (bundle) and I can see myself returning to it again and again. It is so easy to create amazing cards using it.

I am Thankful for You

Even though the World Card Making Day specials finish today, the fabulous Designer Series Paper special is ongoing until October 31, 2017.

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

Happy Stamping!

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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) or as a bundle, I link to them both.


Thoughts for You (Painted Harvest)

Happy World Card Making Day! Don’t you just love that we have a day especially for us! A time to celebrate our hobby for it really is an amazing one. We get to be creative, no matter our skill level (or rather, our perception of our artistic abilities), and we get to share something we have made with our own hands (and made with love), with those around us. I love it!

Today, I have another of my Painted Harvest cards to share. I thought I should share a card which was created with a more traditional sunflower colour combination.  I didn’t quite get there but since I’ve used shades of orange, I am getting closer!

You’ll notice the card background is quite busy and bold so I needed to find a way to make the centre sunflower pop up against it. The stitched square (from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set) was the perfect way to put some separation between the background and the flower. I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals (either size will do) to pop up the flower. It is a busy card but I think this helps pull it together. You could also place a sheet of vellum over the background to really soften it if you still think the background is too much.

Here’s the card…

Thoughts For You

What are you all doing for World Card Making Day? I am experimenting with the new Stampin’ Blends (currently only available to Demonstrators until October 15, 2017 so if you want to be one of the first to use these fabulous new markers, please consider joining my team). I hope to start sharing some projects using the markers soon. Unfortunately, no general release date has been announced as yet but hopefully, it won’t be too long!

And with that, I am off to create! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous World Card Making Day!

Oh wait, don’t forget the fabulous World Card Making Day specials which are still available until October 10, 2017 as well as the Designer Series Paper special which is running until the end of the month.

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

Happy Stamping!

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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) or as a bundle, I link to them both.


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. 🙂 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!

Happy Stamping!

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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.


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!

Happy Stamping!

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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.


Thank you (Painted Harvest)

Hi, last week I posted a card using the Painted Harvest stamp set and I mentioned the end result didn’t quite match what was in my head. I decided to give it another go. The basic card design is the same however I have changed the orientation and darkened the colours.

TIP: You can use your sponge daubers or sponges to change the colour of the linen thread. For my card, I thought the linen thread was too pale. I used Chocolate Chip ink to add some more colour. It also ties the thread into the inking around the Designer Series Paper and the Chocolate Chip card base.

Here’s the card…

Thank you

I also added the sentiment in a different way, making it more a part of the flower cluster rather than being off to the side.  (Don’t you just love that cute little tag from the Wood Crate Framelits die set?!)

 

Here’s the original card…(with a new background)

A kind reader suggested I try re-taking the photograph of the earlier card with a different background.  I do think it helps showcase the card in a much better way! (Thank you, Jo-Ann!)

Happy Birthday

Never give up on an idea. Sometimes it doesn’t work the first time. Artists practice and practice their craft but somehow we crafters think that every card of ours has to be perfect first time, every time. It’s okay to try something, change a few things and try again. It is how we grow and learn. Plus it is always heaps of fun to craft!

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!

Happy Stamping!

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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.


Painted Harvest Colour Combinations

Hi, over the last week you’ve seen some of my favourite colour combinations when creating with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set (and bundle).  There are, however, many, many other combinations you could use.  Today, I am sharing a few more you may like to consider when creating.  Please note, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the different colour combinations you can come up with.

I have categorised the combinations based on the base stamp colour.

Daffodil Delight

Daffodil Delight Base

So Saffron

So Saffron Base

Peekaboo Peach 

Peekaboo Peach

Crumb Cake 

Crumb Cake Base

Soft Sky

Soft Sky Base

Marina Mist / Wisteria Wonder 

Marina Mist / Wisteria Wonder

Pink Pirouette 

Pink Pirouette Combinations

 

Painted Harvest Tips and Tricks

Stampin’ Up! has offered the following tips and tricks for using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set:

* Stamp all layers of the image
* Make sure your ink pads are well inked
* Use nice, even pressure when stamping
* Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat
* Keepin mind that lighter colours won’t show up as deeply as darker colours
* Play around with saturation levels (e.g., stamping full strength vs. stamping off) to get your desired look
* The stamp is not supposed to match the flowers on the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

I hope you take time to really experiment with the different colour combinations. Some will look amazing! Others…not so much. It’s all just trial and error, and part of the fun of creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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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.


Joy to the world (Hearts Come Home)

Hi, the Hearts Come Home bundle from the new catalogue is one of my favourite of the Christmas themed stamp and die sets from the new Holiday Catalogue. The sample card featured in the catalogue looks amazing and I really wanted to try my hand at re-creating it. Please note, this is NOT an original design. All credit goes to the Stampin’ Up! designers.

I think the original designer used gold glimmer paper for the gold lights in the windows of the buildings. Unfortunately, I don’t have any gold glimmer paper so I needed to find an alternative. In this case, washi tape and embossing powder came to the rescue! I adhered the washi tape to the back of the building so that the sticky side was facing up. Next step was to sprinkle over the gold embossing powder. Wipe away any excess and then use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I think it came up a treat! Any washi tape can be used as it won’t be seen from the front of the card. Don’t forget to use your embossing buddy before you apply the washi tape. If you use it after you will affect the stickiness of the washi tape.

Here’s the card…
Joy to the world
Joy to the world

I love this card and had so much fun re-creating it. The original designer has a great eye for design! Never be afraid to re-create a card you’ve seen in the catalogue. They are there to inspire. The only stipulation is that you must give credit where credit is due, especially if you post the card online.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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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. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).