Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest Card for the Happy Inkin” Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today we have a color challenge using, Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight and Crumbcake.  I pulled out the Nature’s Harvest Bundle from the mini catalog and the beautiful coordinating DSP, Harvest Meadow.   My colors of choice for my share today use Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, and Calypso Coral. One of my favorite perennials is the cone flower (Echinacea) and I could not resist to ink this flower up for our hop.  Make sure you also stop by our other creative team members to see what they created using all these wonderful colors for our Thursday blog hop.

The Color Challenge:

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Harvest Meadow DSP 4 x 5-1/4

Thin mat: Basic White 2-1/4 x 5-1/4

Embossed panel: Soft  Succulent 2 x 5-1/4 Embossed with the Timeworn Type EF

Sentiment:  Basic White. Stitched So Sweetly Die cut

The Details:

The Flowers:

  • Stamp the cone flower image onto a piece of Watercolor Paper with Versmark Ink
  • Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder over the inked image, shake off excess powder and heat emboss with your heat gun
  • I used my ink refills, water and an Aqua Painter to color in my flowers and leaves as follows
  • Flower: Bumble Bee
  • Centers: Calypso Coral
  • Leaves: Soft Succulent
  • After you water color your flowers, let them dry then die cut them out using the Harvest Dies
  • In the mean time die cut the wheat from a piece of Soft Succulent card stock using the Harvest Dies

The Sentiment:

  • Die cut the sentiment piece from Basic White card stock using the Stitched So Sweetly Die (second to largest rectangle)
  • Stamp the sentiment with Tuxedo Memento Black ink (I use the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set

Putting the Card Together:

  • Adhere the DSP mat to the front of the card with Stampin Seal
  • Attach the Soft Succulent embossed panel the Basic White mat
  • Adhere this matted strip to the front center of the card front
  • Attach your sentiment piece to the front of the panel with Dimensionals
  • Attach your wheat to the sentiment piece with liquid glue
  • Attach your cone flowers on top of the wheat with liquid glue

Finishing Touches:

  • Add a double Gold Simply Elegant Trim bow to the flower bundle
  • Adhere 3 Gold Brushed Metallic Dots to the sentiment piece and you are finished

Another Color:

I made another card using another color as the background.  This one was Bumblebee.  Which one is your favorite?

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

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  1. Karen Ksenzakovic says:

    Kristi this is absolutely gorgeous 🙂 I prefer the Soft Succulent since I’m not a yellow person, but the Bumblebee is beaqutiful too. Love your design

  2. Kathleen Sinnamon says:

    Lovely card. The colors are not what I would have chosen, but I will now. They are someffective

  3. Mary Deatherage says:

    Love them BOTH!! But – if forced to pick…the first one is my fave. That are BOTH stunning, Kristi! 🙂

  4. Susan K says:

    Gorgeous—both of them. I love the layout and coloring of your flowers. Both are pretty but I think I like the softness of the green one better. TFS

  5. Karen Finkle says:

    I would like to receive the first one if I was in a happy mood and the second if in a gloomy mood 🙂 Both are beautiful. It’s so good to have you back with us!

  6. Julie Johnston says:

    Simply Stunning, Kristi! Both are lovely, and my favorite color is green, with yellow coming in close to last. However, for some reason, I really think the bumblebee one is my favorite. Go figure!!
    At any rate, beautiful!

  7. Pamela Holzhammer says:

    They are both lovely, Kristi! I would choose the first with the soothing Soft Succulent colors. Your eye for design and imaginative designs are always superb!

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