Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which kicks off my Thanksgiving card making featuring the Hello Harvest Bundle, Stampin’ Blends, and the baby wipe technique! I love the leaf stamp in the Hello Harvest stamp set and using the baby wipe technique is perfect to create a multi-colored stamp image. To keep with the fall theme, I used the flower stamp from the stamp set and created my own vintage bottle and copper toned pearls with Stampin’ Blends. Using the Stitched Rectangle and Stylish Shapes Dies give this card just a little added detail with minimal effort!
The base layer for the card front is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and on a folded baby wipe, I used Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, and Crushed Curry ink refills to stamp the leaf stamp fully inked and then stamped off once before stamping on the cardstock to fill in the empty space in between the fully inked stamped images. I then used the largest layering Stitched Rectangle die to die-cut out:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Use the fourth from the largest Stitched Rectangle die to die-cut from Vellum cardstock.
2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower stamp in Early Espresso ink and color in with Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie, and 300 Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends. This is die-cut out with the coordinating die, and I used the 900 Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends to fill in the Very Vanilla background.
3. Using the Vintage Bottle Punch, punch out of Very Vanilla cardstock, color the entire bottle with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, 400 Natural Tone around the outside edge, blend that with 600 Natural Tone (blending towards the middle of the bottle), use a Dark Pumpkin Pie over the entire bottle to blend the colors together, and then I lightly used a Color Lifter to lighten the colors. To give the “shine” on the bottle, I used a white gel pen.
4. I used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to ink part of the sentiment from Lovely You to stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock and this is die-cut out with the smallest banner die from Stylish Shapes.
5. You will need Linen Thread to wrap around the bottom of the punched-out bottle.
6. Use the 600 Natural Tone to color 12 of the 3mm Pearl Basic Jewels, not pictured.
Place some adhesive on the back of the punched-out bottle, use the Linen Thread to wrap around the bottem of the punched-out bottle eight times, using the adhesive on the back to adhere the ends of the thread and place the colored Pearl Jewels on the flower die-cut as shown. I adhered the flower die-cut to the top of the bottle, the die-cut sentiment to the back, and used dimensionals to adhere this piece to the die-cut Vellum cardstock. I placed adhesive on the back side of the Vellum behind the flower and bottle images to adhere to the stamped leaf base layer and this completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and the accent stamp in Early Espresso ink:
For the coordinating Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I used what ink was left on the baby wipe to stamp in the bottom corner, if you want these to be darker, stamp at the same time you are stamping the base layer:
How fun is this fall or Thanksgiving card to make? This is another example of how to get more out of your Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends by creating a copper toned bottle and copper-like pearls!
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