Painted Harvest was one of my favorite seasonal stamps sets last year. So I was really pleased when it returned in the Annual Catalog. Although I created a card with a definite Fall feel, this set is much more versatile and can be used to create year-round.
I love these sunflowers and the two step stamping allows you to create so many beautiful color combinations. I choose the combination of Crushed Curry / Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry / Calypso Coral for the flowers here. The leaves are also a two step combination. However, I only used Pear Pizzazz ink.
The flowers were hand cut with paper snips and the leaves were easily punched using the Leaf Punch. After adhering the sunflowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I tucked the leaves behind them with a little glue. The sentiment panel is also popped with Dimensionals.
I wrapped some Linen Thread around the Early Espresso and DSP layer before gluing it to the card base, but with all the flowers and leaves it seemed to get lost!
I thought this pattern from the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper collection was the perfect backdrop to the vibrant sunflowers.
I left the inside blank with just a bit of DSP to include a personal note of thanks. Again, the envelope is simply embellished with a scrap of DSP.
I think creating this card has finally put me in a Fall frame of mind. I just wish our weather would get on board now!
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Happy Friday, friends! I still have the Time for Tea bundle on my desk and just had to create another card with it. Today I created a Get Well card. I never seem to have one on hand when I need it, so I’ll put this one away just in case.
I love anything that has to do with tea…even a teacup full of flowers! Here are the few details.
- The A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base is Whisper White thick card stock.
- The next layer is Petal Pink card stock and measures 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.
- The pretty oval cut out layer is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP.
- I adhered a pattern in Petal Pink from the Subtles 6 x 6 DSP onto the oval panel with snail adhesive.
- Next this panel is glued directly to the Petal Pink card stock.
- I wrapped a piece of Petal Pink ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack around this layer before adhering it to the Whisper White card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The sentiment is from the Apron of Love stamp set. Sometimes you can find just the right sentiment hiding in other sets. I love when that happens! It’s stamped in Soft Suede ink and cut with a thinlit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits, which are in the holiday catalog.
- The teacup and flowers were stamped and cut using the Time for Tea bundle. I arranged the flowers in the cup using a few dimensionals and gluing some directly to the cup.
- The teacup is then popped with dimensionals onto the striped DSP.
- I combined two sentiments from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set (another that I recently used and was conveniently sitting on my desk) for the inside. They’re stamped in Soft Suede ink.
- As usual, I added a bit of DSP to both the inside and the envelope front for some added interest.Although I created this as a Get Well card, you could easily change the sentiment to create this card for any number of occasions.
Thanks very much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you are in the path of Hurricane Florence, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please be safe!
For today’s card, I dug out a stamp set that has been around for a few catalog seasons but still stands the test of time in my book, Flourishing Phrases. If you don’t have this set, I would urge you to take a look at it and consider all the possibilities.
I’m trying to get into a Fall frame of mind even though the weather here in Southeastern PA is still very much summer-like. So to ease my way into the upcoming season, I choose these flowers because they reminded me of the chrysanthemums that I love. I also choose a color palette that could easily pass for summer or early fall.
- The A2 card base is Very Vanilla card stock.
- The pattern paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper collection and is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. I really like the patterns in this collection as most can be used well beyond Fall and for many different occasions…just a bigger bang for the buck!
Country Lane Designer Series Paper #147804
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- A small strip of Crushed Curry card stock is added to the DSP to create a background for the lattice border. This is another little border from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.
- I cut an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set.
- Another oval cut from the Layering Ovals Framelits in Basic Black card stock is offset behind. This is then popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The flowers are stamped twice in Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. I cut the inside of one of each color and adhered it to the full flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The center of each flower is a pearl colored with the Basic Black Stampin’ Blend. The flowers are also popped with dimensionals.
- I stamped a few sets of leaves in both Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink. Both the flowers and leaves were hand cut.
- For the inside, I combined two sentiments from the Best Birds stamp set and added a pretty border with DSP and card stock.
- Some more DSP on the envelope flap gives a pretty finished look.
Thanks so much for checking in and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Monday…hope you are looking forward to a wonderful week ahead. I’m really enjoying getting back to regular blogging. This is mainly because that means that I’m back to regular stamping, as well!
Today’s card features another favorite bundle, Time for Tea. I am totally a tea person so this set was a must have. The images and sentiments in this set are just so sweet. All the images on the front of the card were stamped and cut using this bundle.
Time for Tea Bundle #148410
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I also used the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper. I really like sets that have coordinating DSP. It takes a lot of the guess work out of creating and I’m usually happy with the results.
Tea Room Specialty DSP #146894
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An extra little detail on this card is the scalloped border. This is a strip from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty paper. The patterns in this collection are just so delicate and there are many to choose from. Honestly, I was a little reluctant to purchase this thinking I wouldn’t use it. However, I can see a lot of possibilities with this paper collection. The three embellishments on the top corner were created using the Clear Epoxy Droplets found in the Holiday Catalog. I colored them with a Bermuda Bay Light Stampin’ Blend and it matched the Coastal Cabana DSP perfectly.
I used a sentiment from the Hanging Garden stamp set along with a couple of flowers from Time for Tea for the inside. The envelope got a little embellishing with DSP and card stock. This is a great way to use up some scraps and give the recipient a little hint of the loveliness inside!
Thanks very much for stopping by and enjoy your day.