I have fallen in love with a stamp set! The Painted Harvest stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is incredible. It is a layering set that creates a hand painted effect, and it is so forgiving – you can’t make a mistake! I was able to really quickly put together a card, matching envelope and gift wrap with very little effort.
The technique for stamping the sunflower is the same on the card, wrap and envelope. I stamped the flower centre first – this makes it easier to place the flower exactly where I want it, and I have found with the Stampin’ Up! layering stamp sets it is easier to stamp the darkest element first. I then stamped the first layer, the innermost, more detailed petals, once. For the outer layer of petals, I stamped this once, and then turned the stamp and stamped again. This just seemed to add more body to the image and make it pop. I did have to do some masking in order to stamp the leaf image, but I just used a post-it to shield the petals, rather than fussy cutting a mask. I stamped both layers of the leaf in the same colour.
For the card, I simply stamped the sentiment and made a matt for the card front by inking up a piece of cardstock so that it matched the sentiment.
For the envelope I followed the same stamping process, you just have to be careful not to rock the stamp as part of the image is off the card.
For the gift wrap I simply repeated the pattern across the paper, using a triangle pattern to try to get good even coverage across the sheet.
All in, I think this took me 15 minutes and I am so pleased with the results.
I would like to enter this card into the Muse Card Club Challenge #233 where the muse card this week is this CAS stunner from Tracey Mcneely:
I love the simplicity of this card – lots of white space. one key focal element and the sentiment; that’s all it needs.
Stamp set: Painted Harvest (144783)
Envelope: Whisper White C6 Envelopes (106588)
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I hope you like what you see, please leave a comment below to let me know what you think. In my next post I will be using this amazing stamp set again, tryingout some different colour combinations.