Thanks for stopping by today!  If you follow my blog regularly, I want to let you know that I’m changing up my posting schedule. I’ll still continue to post at least five days per week but I’ll now be posting Monday – Friday.  Let’s get started with today’s card!

I love flowers and the watercolor look, so when the Painted Harvest stamp set was released in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I’d be purchasing it.  It’s so easy to use but it looks complicated, doesn’t it?

Painted Harvest is a two step stamp set which means that you need two stamps to create a look!  As you can see from the picture of the stamp set below, there are two stamps to create the flower. There are no set rules as to which stamp to use first, just play around with it and see what look you like! 

With that being said, here’s what I did. First, I used Early Espresso and stamped the inside of the sunflower.  Then I used the larger stamp (the one on the left which is more filled in), inked it up with Cajun Craze and stamped over the center.  These stamps are photopolymer which I personally love because it allows me to see right through them.  Then I inked up the smaller stamp (it’s more detailed) with Pumpkin Pie and stamped over the image.  Just doing that is a beautiful look but I stamped the larger image again with Cajun Craze. My sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso which is included in the Painted Harvest stamp set. This was my first try with this stamp set and I’m pretty happy with the results.

The stamp set also has some beautiful leaves and new in the Holiday Catalog is a leaf punch which coordinates with these leaves. If you purchase the Painted Harvest Bundle (Painted Harvest stamp set and the leaf punch), you’ll save 10%.  I’ll include the bundle in my list of supplies, but please note that I didn’t use the punch on my card.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used to make today’s card, they are listed below.  Clicking on any of the items will take you directly to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or email me!

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