Hello Stampin’ Friends,
And a Happy September 1st to you! With fall just around the corner, it seems this is the time many people get reflective and have gratitude for all they have in their life, so my card today reflects the same sentiment.
I am using the Country Home stamp set from the Country Lane Suite of products found on pages 42 and 43 of your Holiday Catalog. This stamp set reminds me of a simpler time … the pitcher from grandma’s kitchen and when I used to work in a flower shop! I loved designing dried flower arrangements … you don’t see that much anymore.
I will also be highlighting the Galvanized Metallic paper and the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder ….
The base of our card is Basic Black and the inside and the piece we stamp our images are Crumb Cake cardstock. Our background is the Galvanized Metallic paper embossed with the Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. This is such a dramatic piece and looks great embossed with any paper medium.
Next we stamp our two images … the pitcher and the floral piece (there are two) Using the Photopolymer stamps makes it easy to align the pitcher and floral images. When you’re done, you can begin to color. I used the Stampin’ Blends Markers because they are so quick and easy to use and can create so much dimension on the image.
For the pitcher … I just followed the sides of the pitcher with my marker twice, giving me nice dark color along the sides and leaving the center untouched. Then I simply colored the pitcher going side to side with the marker to fill in the blank spaces leaving an area that looks like the light is bouncing off of it (highlighting it).
Again, I used the Stampin’ Blends to do the floral piece except for the cotton … that was done with the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker. Don’t you just love the way the chalk marker brings the cotton to life!!
Our greeting “Happy Harvest Blessings” was stamped with VersaMark® onto the Vellum Cardstock and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder… this ties all of our elements on the card together, so nothing looks out of place, just a nice flow in the design.
Thanks much for stopping by today, I have the list of ingredients below. Click on any image to see more details about the product of to begin shopping. HOWEVER, the Country Lane product suite is not available to purchase until the 5th of September … so just a few short days and the Holiday Catalog will come alive!!
Have a great Saturday, September 1st … and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post.
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