Hello my crafty friends! Living in New England, specifically CT, means the summer winds down and Autumn is near. It is just GAW-JUS!!! This 2017 Holiday catalog from Stampin’ Up! has so many delightful new sets. With this fabulous Autumn weather, I just can’t jump into the winter scenes just yet. Take a look at the Painted Harvest Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog found on page 48.
This set is a two-step stamp which means each flower has 2 layers. You use the larger flower to the left first in a lighter shade, next use the flower image on the right in a darker hue and voila~! You have an amazingly beautiful Autumn sunflower that looks hand painted! There are two types of leaves included with this set. They are also a two step process if you choose. Fern-like leaves on the left and the trio of leaves on the right. The leaf trio has a coordinating punch which makes adding a bit of greenery quick and easy!
Check out these cards I made over the weekend using this stamp set and leaf punch.
First I cut watercolor paper and taped it down to some card board. After that, I wet the watercolor paper down pretty well. Next I used my ink pads and gave them a little “squeeze”. That creates a puddle of ink in flip top of the ink pad. Take an aqua painter or a good ‘ol paint brush, pick up some ink and create your color wash. For an added bit of fun, I sprinkled some salt on the wet watercolor and let dry overnight.
Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie were my go to colors for the flowers. I inked up the stamp spritzed it with water and gave it a good press onto the watercolor paper. I repeated this process with both stamp layers until I liked how the flower looked. The center of the flower is stamped with Soft Suede and Early Espresso. Which one is your favorite? I just love how this set captures Autumn so perfectly! What shall I do with this set next? Stay tuned!
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Here’s the scoop:
- Promotion period 9/1 – 10/31
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- No limit to number of times Merry Patterns Stamp set can be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
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- Orders must close by 11:50 (MT) on Oct. 31
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- Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
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