September 7, 2016
Recently, I bought Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest Stamp Set. I love how versatile this set is; so many images that work well together and on their own. For this card, I wanted to use just the sunflowers to create a more “grown up” looking card. In the end, I couldn’t resist adding a few cute critters also.
Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started by stamping and water coloring all of my images. I used Distress Inks as water color. This is my new favorite way to color images. Once all the images were dry, I fussy cut them out, leaving a thing white border.
Then, I began playing with my layout. Starting with a stitched rectangle die cut, I added some Distress Ink to the lower left corner. Originally, I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink, but it was too yellow. So, I layered some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on top and was happy with the color.
Next, I gold heat embossed the sentiment on the white panel.
Then, I added my images. I popped some of the sunflowers up on foam dots and adhered some flat to the panel. I also let some of the flowers hang over the edge of the die cut panel. It was at this point, I felt my layout was missing something. So I added two crows from the same stamp set.
Lastly, I adhered the die cut panel to the kraft card base. I also trimmed any images that were protruding off the card base.
Challenges Entered: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp It
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and A Good Apple
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Versa Fine
Distress Inks in Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Walnut Stain
Hope you enjoyed the card