Yay! I have joined an AWESOME group of stampers and am participating in my first ever blog hop! The group is called Color Fusers and here are the colors we all used for this month’s creations.
I had a bit of a hard time with this challenge as my traditional stamping style is simple and lots of color blocking (mainly using 1 to 2 colors in each design). And I didn’t really realize this until I found out I had to use 6 colors and was in a slight panic! But this being said, here is the design I came up with …
I am really happy with the way it turned out! This is a BRAND new stamp set (Painted Harvest) found in the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and I am in love!! Will definitely be doing more with this set over the next few months, so be on the look out in upcoming posts.
OK, first things first. What supplies did I use to create this awesome masterpiece you ask?
What you need and how to get them!
- Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Calypso Coral 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper 
Tools & Adhesive
- Bone Folder 
- Glue Dots 
- SNAIL Permanent Adhesive 
- Paper Snips Scissors 
Ribbon & Trim
First I folded the Very Vanilla card base (dimensions – 4.25 x 11 inches) with my bone folder, rounded the corners of the Old Olive Designer Series Paper (DSP for the rest of the blog post) (dimensions 3.75 x 5 inches) and sponged the DSP & the Calypso Carol cardstock (dimensions – ) with Early Espresso ink.
Next I attached the sponged DSP to the Early Espresso Card stock using snail adhesive and then attached the Pool Party ribbon to these using glue dots.
I put these to the side and then created a mask for my sunflower. I will go over how to create this in another post (or YouTube video) at a later date.
Next I created the stamped sunflower focal on the smallest Very Vanilla cardstock piece. Above are the inks and stamps you need to recreate it. All of the stamps except the small stamp on the Pool Party ink are from Painted Harvest. The small stamp on the Pool Party ink is from Touches of Texture.
Going from left to right …
- I stamped the background stamp of the sunflower using Daffodil Delight on second inking (stamped off on another paper first and then stamped on my cardstock).
- I stamped the center of the sunflower using Early Espresso (first inking). Also stamped an extra center on a scrap of Very Vanilla (as I have one of the center parts raised on the final focal) and then cut that extra center out.
- I stamped the acorn using Early Espresso (some first and some second inking), the small texture stamp using Pool Party and using my mask, stamped the leaves with first and second inking using Old Olive.
- I stamped top of the sunflower using Calypso Carol on second inking.
Next I rounded the corners and sponged the edge of this focal piece using Early Espresso and put to the side.
Then I stamped another sunflower (on full inking) on a scrape Very Vanilla piece and cut it out to place on my focal piece using dimensionals. (forgot to take a picture of this step)
Next I stamped the saying on scrap Very Vanilla, cut it out by hand (called fussy cutting) and then sponged the edge with Old Olive.
Next stamped two leaves using two step stamping on scrap Very Vanilla and then punched them out using the new leaf punch.
Next attached everything:
- Attached the focal on the Very Vanilla to the Calypso Carol cardstock, the attached this to the cardbase using dimensionals.
- Attached the fussy cut sunflower to the front of my card using dimensionals.
- Attached the two leaves behind the fussy cut sunflower using glue dots.
- Attached the saying to the front of the fussy cut sunflower using snail adhesive.
Then I stamped a sunflower on the inside of the card (first inking) and then masked this sunflower and stamped leaves with first and second inking using Old Olive.
Finally I stamped my copyright Stampin’ Up! on the back of the card.
Going to say it again, I LOVE the Painted Harvest stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog. It is a definite must have!
So I tried to make this post not be as long but that just seems hard for me! 😉 Not sure if it is the elementary school teacher in me or my OCD that makes me always want to explain everything very thoroughly! 😂
Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoy making this card!
Until next time stamping friends,
*** Remember this is part of an blog hop with other AWESOME stampers and be sure to check out their great creations below … ***