I finally got around to making a card using the beautiful Painted Harvest Bundle and let me tell you, it was so much fun!  The stamps in this bundle allow you to create beautiful watercolor looking flowers without actually watercoloring – it’s brilliant!

Once again, you can see that I have Fall on the mind as I used lots of fall colors on this card but these flowers look gorgeous stamped in all colors which makes them perfect for birthday and thank you cards all year round…

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I have a Project Sheet for you detailing all measurements, the colors I used & full instructions on how to make this card below – just look for the red words to find it.

All of the stamps used on this card can be found in the Painted Harvest stamp set and the leaves were shaped using the coordinating Leaf Punch – you can find each separately or as a Bundle on pg 49 of the Holiday Catalog and links to them in the online store can be found below.

The inks I used for the flowers are: Crushed Curry for the large base, Cajun Craze for the mid layer and Soft Suede for the center – I like to stamp the base flower layer first, then the flower center and finally the second flower layer…

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Sarah’s tip: when you have finished stamping your flower and you find that you have gaps where the base card stock shows through , take a small piece of sponge and dab ink from one of the ink pads to fill the gaps – it works like a charm!

I added some bling using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – hard to capture in a photo but in real life there is a lot of subtle sparkle on that flower.

See the splattered background?  Super easy to create using a marker!  All you do is take your marker – I used the color Sahara Sand – and use the cap to ‘flick’ ink onto your card – use the brush tip of the marker to do this and this will give you a nice fine splatter that is very easy to control…

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And you can see that I stamped some of the leaves directly onto the splattered background but two sets I punched out to add some dimension.

The sentiment panel is shaped using an oval die from Stitched Shapes Framelits and I added it on top of a double wrapping of Linen Thread…and I wanted to add a little something extra to this oval so decided to punch out some darker leaves and found two perfect embellishments in Touches of Nature Elements.

One of the designs of wood flower in there is a perfect compliment to the shape of the flower in Painted Harvest but I wanted something yellow – I decided to use Crushed Curry Ink to color it turned out great!

See the little leaf on the side and how thin it is?  To give some definition I wanted the wood leaf to be a different height to the flower and so I simply peeled off a piece of the veneer on the leaf and popped it on…

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WANT MY PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

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Here are the supplies I used to make this card – click on any of the products below to find them in my Stampin’ Up! online store:

Leaf Punch

Price: $16.00

Big Shot

Price: $110.00

Linen Thread

Price: $4.50

Paper Snips

Price: $10.00

Mini Glue Dots

Price: $5.25

Snail Adhesive

Price: $7.00

Thanks so much for popping by – have a great Tuesday!

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