Monday, September 6, 2021

Nature's Harvest

 Hello my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend! I had a great weekend. I spent Saturday with my youngest daughter. I love spending time with my girls. It doesn't matter what we are doing, it just makes me happy to be with them. Sunday was a cooler, gray kind of day here so I spent the day in my craft room. I have my Crafting at the Lakehouse event coming up at the end of this month so I need to make sure I am ready for it. Monday was another crafting day. I will be taking some time away from the craft room this coming weekend as my daughter and her husband are having a gender reveal party! I will be helping her with the baking, decorating and cooking so I want to make sure I am on top of my own responsibilities. I am so excited to find out what this little bean is!!

I also had a little visitor in my yard on Monday. I went out to the deck to enjoy the gorgeous weather and saw this little guy (or girl) looking for snacks in the grass. I know some people think of them as pests but I think he is pretty cute. He was checking out the grass and then slowly hopped along the back of the yard and disappeared into the yard behind me.

Today's card was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend. We were talking about putting painter's tape on the floor at our crafting event so that everyone will know where the different stations are as well as staying 6 feet apart. That got me thinking that I haven't done the Painter's Tape Technique for ages. I just received the new Nature's Harvest stamp set and thought the flower image would be perfect for this technique.

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock that was just a little larger than the image I was going to stamp. I chose the colours I wanted to use which were Bumblebee, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron. I laid a piece of painter's tape across each of the ink pads (one piece of tape for each ink pad) and pressed the tape in to pick up some ink. Starting at the bottom I applied the inked up painter's tape and gently pressed it on my piece of white cardstock. The first colour I used was Bumblebee. Next I added the Daffodil Delight painter's tape and then at the top, So Saffron. The ink has a distinct texture from the tape which adds a little something to your card.

After the ink dried, I stamped my flower image on top of it using Black Stazon ink. I matted this piece on to a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

I added this piece to a piece of Basic White cardstock. I embossed this cardstock using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. (I had to use this embossing folder to go with the painter's tape technique!) I wrapped some Bumblebee Gingham ribbon around this embossed cardstock and tied it into a bow. I biased my bow just below the middle of  card and over to the left side. I attached this to a Bumblebee card base using my Tombo multipurpose glue. I like to use this glue especially if I am attaching an embossed piece or a piece that has a ribbon around it. It is just a little more security that it will all hold well.

I then added my stamped piece to my card using dimensionals. I also added my sentiment to the stamped piece using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment from the Many Messages stamp set using Black Stazon ink. I used the corresponding Messages Die to cut out my sentiment. I have had this stamp set for a while but I haven't completely embraced it until now. It is a huge stamp that is the same size as a background stamp. It has 19 different sentiments on one stamp and the corresponding die cuts out these sentiments. The idea is to ink up the entire stamp and cut out all 19 different sentiments at one time and then have a bunch of stamped sentiments on hand for when you are making a card. It is a great idea but that is not the way I craft. I like to stamp my sentiments as I am making my card. I just recently realized that I can ink up the part of the stamp that I want to use and just go with that. I also know of some people that have cut up the stamp so that the sentiments are separate. That is a good idea too but if you do that, you are voiding the warranty for your stamp.

What I used for today's card:

Nature's Harvest Stamp

Many Messages Stamp

Messages Die

Bumblebee Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

Jet Black Stazon Pad

Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder

Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon

Painter's Tape (from Hardware Store)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Have you ever tried this technique? It is a good one and this stamp set was perfect for it. It can sometimes be a little messy, making your fingers inky. I think it's all worth it though and it washes off easily.

Stay safe and keep creating!


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