Painted Harvest Thankful Card

This is the third and final project we completed at my club class in September.  I just realized that I hadn’t posted it.  The original idea came from Jenny Hall (found on Pinterest).  I have thoroughly enjoyed the items that I’ve stamped using the Painted Harvest bundle.  This stamp set has received lots of love and attention from demonstrators around the world.  Every time you stamp it, it looks a little different, thanks to the 2-step stamping and the multitude of color combinations that you can use to create a STUNNING flower!  Take a look on Pinterest, as there are so many kind souls that have posted all of their color combos for us!  

There has been a love/hate relationship with this flower image, and I’ve heard of some folks really struggling with it.  I didn’t have trouble, but I did learn a few things online from others that I read.  Here are a few tips:

  • To get a full, layered flower, you’ll want to stamp EACH part of the flower at least 2-3 times.
  • Use a LIGHTER color with the large flower, and a DARKER color with the small flower image.
  • Ink up your stamp one time, but stamp 3-4 times.  Lift up your stamp off the paper and ROTATE the flower ever-so-slightly each time.  So, move your wrist, rotate the flower, but keep the center of the flower in the same spot.  I stamped mine until there really wasn’t any more ink on the rubber.
  • Drier, less juicy ink pads will probably work better.  If your pads are super juicy, try stamping off the image on scrap paper first, then on your cardstock.
  • Don’t aim for perfection!  This is not a “perfect” stamp image.  There are variations and inconsistencies.  Have you EVER seen two flowers that look alike in a bouquet?  No!  Each one is unique.  Allow your flowers to be unique!
  • Relax and don’t overthink this.  Like I said, there is no perfection here.  There’s no right or wrong way to stamp this flower image.
  • This flower below was created with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip (all supplies shown below).
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