Hello my friends! I am taking part in another Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop today. The theme for this month is Harvest Time. I hope you will visit all of the blog posts and enjoy the inspiring projects being shared. There are 18 of us on this month's hop so enjoy all of the inspiration.
When I think of Harvest Time here in the Okanagan, I think of grapes. When I was in high school, many years ago, I used to pick grapes at this time every year. It was hard, dirty work but it was lots of fun and very rewarding. I chose to use the Forever Grapevine stamp set for my card today.
I started by stamping the large grapevine image from the stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used my Stampin' Blends to colour in the images. I used Mossy Meadow Light and Gray Granite Dark to colour the vines; I used Mossy Meadow Light and Dark to colour in the leaves and I used Highland Heather Light and Misty Moonlight Light to colour the grapes. I wanted the grapes to look like Concord grapes which is what was used back when I was picking grapes. I honestly don't know if they are still the grape of choice in the area but I do know that there are definitely many more wineries now than there were back then.
After I coloured the grapevine image, I decided that my card front was looking too stark. I cut out some scrap paper and covered up the stamped image and used my Basic Black Dark Stampin' Blend to flick some splatters of ink all over the piece of cardstock.
I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White Cardstock and punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch. I also punched a label out of a piece of Gray Granite Cardstock and used it to mat my sentiment piece.
I added my stamped card front on to a mat of Basic Black cardstock and then added it all to a Gray Granite card base. I added my sentiment piece to my card front using dimensionals. To finish off my card, I added a few Matte Black Dots.
What I used for today's card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I am going to be sending this card to my Aunt. She is my Mom's younger sister and the only surviving sibling in her family. She is like a mother to me and my girls. I am very thankful to have her in our lives and wanted to let her know. Please click on the "Next Blog" button to visit Angie's post. I know you will be inspired!
Stay well and keep creating!