Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - Anything But the Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the Anything But the Holidays Blog Hop, featuring products from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog in a way you might not have thought to use them. We all love Holiday products but wouldn't it be great if you had ideas on how to use these products for your every day projects for added value.

With so many amazing products to choose from, I decided to use the Painted Harvest Bundle, which includes the Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set (item #144783) and the Leaf Punch (item #144667). When you purchase these two products as a bundle (item #146021), you save 10%.

So this bundle is a Fall themed bundle in the Holiday Catalog, and I thought it would be fun to try out some non-traditional colors for the flowers to show how versatile this bundle is. I had a lot of fun playing with different color combinations and today I am sharing just two of the color combinations that I tried.

My first color combination features Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo, two of our amazing In Colors. I loved how well they worked together and the depth it gave to the flower petals. The center of the flower was stamped with Soft Suede and the leaves were stamped using Pear Pizzazz. I punched out the leaves using the Leaf Punch to add a little depth and dimension. The flower was punched out using the Starburst Punch (item #143717) and layered onto a scalloped circle of Pear Pizzazz cut with the Layering Circles Framelits dies (item # 141705).

The Gold Snowflake adds a touch of elegance to this card and is just one of the fabulous embellishments available in the Holiday Catalog (Foil Snowflakes item #144642). I love the way the gold foil makes the flower come alive and it ties in beautifully with the gold foil oval that I used as a matte for the sentiment, which I embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 

To add a little dimension to the card, I embossed a piece of Berry Burst cardstock with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and highlighted the embossed leaves with Clear Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle as well as the flower petals and stamped leaves. 
Put it all together and you have a beautiful birthday card for someone special.

My next color combination led to me creating two cards using the same layout. When I created the first card, I couldn't decide whether I wanted the card to be vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape). Needing help, I posted my dilemma on my Facebook page and asked my followers what they thought. After many wonderful responses and suggestions, it still ended up a tie. Some people suggested I do both, so that is what I did. It is a good example of how you can create a design that will work in either direction to create a beautiful card. 

Both cards were created using the same color palette: Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry for the flower petals and Crumb Cake for the center of the flower. The leaves were stamped using Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.  I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves for a little sparkle. I layered the stamped panel onto a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and then mounted it onto an Old Olive card base. 

The frame and sentiments were stamped from the Rose Wonder photopolymer stamp set (140697) and I embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder for a touch of elegance. I die cut the sentiment using the frame thinlet from the Rose Garden Thinlets dies. I used the smallest pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels to embellish the sentiment and then layered it onto a piece of Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon. 

I hope you have enjoyed my journey of exploration with the Painted Harvest Bundle. Don't be surprised if you see more of my projects with these products as I continue to explore using different color combinations and designs. 

Now it is time to visit Chris Slogar and see her amazing projects. I hope you will be inspired by this blog hop to create your own fabulous projects. 

Until Next Time,
Happy Stampin'

Tricia Butts
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  1. I love the colors you used. Just lovely.

  2. So pretty - amazing color choices!!

  3. Very Pretty cards Tricia! I'm using that stamp set in next month's club. I Love it!

  4. Beautiful cards. Love the color combo.

  5. Great colour combinations. I agree with you that the second card looks good both landscape and portrait.

  6. Such beautiful cards and inspiration. Thanks so much.

  7. Nice cards. Great use of the snowflake!