Hello and Happy Sunday!
It’s time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players!
This week, the lovely and talented Joanne is our hostess and she has a wonderful Theme Challenge for us. As soon as I saw this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use one of my favorite stamp sets: Painted Harvest.
What do I love about this stamp set? Well, basically EVERYTHING! This is one of those stamp sets that really comes to life when you add ink. It’s a “two step” stamp set which means that you basically use two (or more) stamps to create one image. It adds amazing texture and dimension to the image without having to do any super-fancy techniques. Just inks and paper, it couldn’t be easier. I just love the detail in the floral images, don’t you?
For the flowers, I stamped the first “base” flower in Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla Cardstock and then layered the second, more detailed image, in Cajun Craze ink. You don’t have to line the images up perfectly either, that is another thing I love about this set. I popped in some leafy images between the flowers using Pear Pizzazz for the first stamp and then Old Olive on the second stamp to bring out the detail. Lastly, I stamped the floral centers in Early Espresso ink and topped it off with some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a pop of sparkle.
After the images were stamped, I then embossed the Very Vanilla Cardstock using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. It adds that fun, rustic texture but still keeps the stamped images the star of the card. Then, I used a Stamping Sponge with Crumb Cake ink to shade around the edges and over the texture to add a little bit of a weathered look. Next, I used my Crumb Cake marker to add in some little “speckles” over the entire images. To do this, you just flick the tip of the marker against the cap of the marker to create those little “speckled” details all over the cardstock. It’s a subtle detail but really adds so much.
I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and then used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut it out. I sponged some Crumb Cake ink around the edges to keep the “ istressed" detail going. For some final touches, I popped in some Cajun Craze twine and colored a trio of Rhinestones using the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Marker.
- Cajun Craze Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
- Early Espresso Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
- Very Vanilla Cardstock (stamped, then embossed with Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder) - 3-3/4” x 5”
- Scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock for Stitched Rectangle die cut
- Very Vanilla (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”
Finally, here is a quick peek inside the card with a coordinating sentiment and another one of those beautiful flowers. The sentiment is a little off-center, but shhh, it’s handmade, so it just adds to the charm, right?
I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project with our ”Grateful / Thankful for You Theme Challenge". We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 11th, 2019.
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Have a HAPPY day today!