Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Painted Harvest

Welcome to my blog!


Beginning today, and for the next four days, I'll be participating in a Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop. Each day, the blog hop will feature a product from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. It's should be a lot of fun! It's a great way to get different project ideas for one product!

We're starting off with one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog, Painted Harvest! I'm so in LOVE with the sunflower in this set! It's gorgeous, and can be any flower you want...not just a sunflower. I love sunflowers, so that's what I made for today's card. I didn't want to fussy cut the sunflower out, but I did want it to be cut-out somehow. I found out that if you use the Starburst Punch from the annual catalog, it cuts it out pretty good! What do you think? My sunflower is a little fuller than the usual way of stamping it, and I'll tell you how to do that in the instructions below.


Dimensions:
  • Thick Very Vanilla:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Early Espresso:  3-1/2" x 4-3/4" (base layer)
  • Very Vanilla:  3-1/4" x 4-1/2" (embossed layer), 3-1/2" x 1" (banner), & 4-3/4" x 3" (flower & leaves)
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP):  3-1/4" x 2"
  • Jute Twine:  8"

Instructions:
  1. Emboss the Very Vanilla embossed layer piece by running it through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Use the following sandwich:  (starting from the bottom) Big Shot Platform, embossing folder with cardstock inside, and Standard Cutting Mat.
  2. Fold the Thick Very Vanilla piece in half to form the card base (fold should be on the left). Attach the DSP piece across the bottom part of the embossed layer. Then, attach it all to the center of the Early Espresso piece. Then, attach it to the center of the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  3. Punch the right end of the Very Vanilla banner piece with the Banner Triple Punch. Stamp the "I am thankful..." stamp from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set onto the far right side of the banner using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad. Attach banner to the bottom, right of the DSP layer. The points of the banner should line-up with the right edge of the card base.
  4. Stamp the flower center stamp onto the last Very Vanilla piece (making sure to leave enough space around it for the flower) using the Early Espresso ink pad. Stamp the largest flower stamp around the flower center using the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the smaller, detailed flower stamp around the flower center using the Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad. Using the Crushed Curry ink pad, stamp the largest flower stamp again, over the first one, rotating it a little bit so the petals don't line-up. This is what gives the sunflower a fuller-look.
  5. Stamp the detailed, trio leaf branch stamp onto the same Very Vanilla piece two times using the Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad. Ink the bolder, trio leaf branch stamp with the same ink pad, stamp it onto a scratch piece of paper, and then on top of the leaves already stamped. Do this with both.
  6. Punch the sunflower out with the Starburst Punch, and punch the leaves out with the Leaf Punch. Lay the sunflower down in it's desired position (see picture for placement) without attaching. Attach both leaf sets to the card, tucking the branch ends under the sunflower (see picture for placement). Then, attach the sunflower to the card. Make sure to put SNAIL Adhesive onto the back of the right two-thirds of the flower, because the left side will be hanging over DSP layer.
  7. Tie the Jute Twine into a bow, and attach it to the bottom, right of the sunflower using a couple Mini Glue Dots.

Now it's time to see what other's in the blog hop have made for you!

The next blog in the hop is Cheri Stojkovich's Blog (my upline & friend 😊)

If you're going the other direction, the previous blog is Sara Rayner's Blog

If you live in the United States, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me!


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