Stamp Review Crew – Painted Petals


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.

Iguanastamp! Stampin' Up Painted Petals

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.

Iguanastamp! Stampin' Up Painted Petals

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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17 Responses to Stamp Review Crew – Painted Petals

  1. Pingback: Stamp Review Crew: Painted Petals | Heartfelt Inkspiration

  2. Yapha says:

    Your first card is gorgeous, but that second card is spectacular! Thanks for the tips on how you made it!

  3. Pretty cards! Love the raised die cut!

  4. Tanya Boser says:

    Oh, so lovely! That goes for both of these cards! Love the popped up thanks on the second card 🙂

  5. addinktivedesigns says:

    Thanks so much for the tips on how to do the second card. Both examples are simply gorgeous.

  6. I love both of your cards Nancy. The colours are in the first card are pretty and I love the stamping on the Thanks on the second card and then layering it over the stamped image. Very pretty!

  7. Deb says:

    I love both cards! Thanks for explaining how you made the second one! That’s fantastic!

  8. sue says:

    Thanks in 3-D is especially wonderful!

  9. I like both cards! Great cards!! The thanks in 3-d pretty cool!

  10. Cindy Beach says:

    Gorgeous colors + perfect balance = great designs! These are each stunning, Nancy! I love the first one best, the boldness of the layout and colors.

  11. Dawn Tidd says:

    Gorgeous cards! I, too, am a fan of the 3D thanks! I love the Hello You thinlits!

  12. Betty Traciak says:

    Love how in the first the flowers surround the sentiment and in the second they are incorporated in the sentiment. Beautiful!

  13. Heidi Baks says:

    Beautiful cards, Nancy. I love the flower complimenting the lovely phrase on your first card.

  14. Mike says:

    Nancy, your 3D project is amazing! I love the depth and wondered how the heck you did that! Thanks for the instructions!

  15. Lisa Young says:

    These are beautiful! Just by changing the colors you created 2 different seasonal type cards. And I always wondered “how they did that” on your second card. Thanks for the details!

  16. Debra Burgin says:

    Thanks for the instructions on the die cut on that beautiful card. I love, love the colors on the first one!

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