Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew. On the first and third Monday of each month, our group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators does a blog hop featuring one of the stamp sets in the catalog. This week we’re focusing on the Painted Petals stamp set. I’m second in the hop, so if you’re hopping in order, you just came from Debra’s blog. She has several great cards on her blog made with this set so I can’t wait to see what she has for us this week.
This set was on the top of my wish list when the Occasions catalog first came out. I love that you can use the same stamps to make different flowers – roses, violets, etc. – all based on the colors you use. I also love the coordinating designer paper, Painted Blossoms. But this time I’m using one of my favorite papers from Park Lane.
It’s hard to see, but there’s a tiny dot of Calypso Coral sprinkled throughout the design. So I used the matching ink for the flowers. Notice how the flowers are darker in the center and almost look like Crisp Cantaloupe on the petals? This is due to the way the stamps are cut. I love the water color effect you get just by stamping with this set.
This next card is a cool trick. I’ve heard there are several ways to accomplish this look. I went with the simplest way possible – stamp your image on Whisper White card stock and then run through the Big Shot with the Thanks thinlit from the Hello You set.
I adhered another piece of WW directly underneath so there wouldn’t be holes where the letters were punched out. Then I ran the thinlit through again with a couple of thin pieces of white cardboard, layered all the sayings on top of each other and then glued back into the space where it had been cut out. Here is a side shot to give you an idea of the depth.
That does it for me this week. Hope you liked my cards. Now on to Betty’s blog to see what she’s come up with.
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