Painted Heartfelt Thoughts

Painted Heartfelt Thoughts

Here’s another “watercolored” card. It uses the Garden in Bloom stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, the Painted Harvest stamp set – a carry over from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, and two 2018 Sale-a-bration products.

Painted Harvest, Garden in Bloom, Heartfelt Blooms, Stampin' Up!

I borrowed the color scheme and basic idea from the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary logo. In case you didn’t know, 2018 marks Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary. To celebrate, the November 2018 OnStage Live will be in Orlando Florida. I’m so excited – and I can’t wait to join in the celebration.


The first thing I stamped was the large flower from Garden in Bloom. I inked it with Night of Navy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers, then stamped on a 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Because this is a photopolymer stamp set, Stampin’ Write Markers sometimes don’t ink the stamps perfectly, so I used my Stamparatus. I stamped it three times, I think – mostly because I wanted a lot of ink in the outline to blend into the flower and because I was being very careful with the marker and missed some spots.

Next, I stamped the image again on scratch paper and cut it out for a mask. Then I stamped the ferns and leaves from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Old Olive around the larger flower, then added the smaller flower inked in Calypso Coral.

I used a Blender Pen to pull the color into the flowers, adding more from the stamp pad lids as needed.

The Sale-a-bration Products

The sentiment is from a Sale-a-bration Level 1 product – Heartfelt Blooms. Place a $50 minimum order, and you can get this free. I stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy Classic ink, then created a banner by notching both ends with Paper Snips.

I love the look of white on white, so I embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White with the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This folder comes in a bundle with the Blossoming Basket Stamp Set, and it’s a Level 2 Sale-a-bration product (place a minimum $100 to get it free).

Finally, I layered it all together. The embossed layer was adhered to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base. I adhered the stamped panel to the embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered the sentiment to the bottom of the stamped panel with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t miss out on the final weeks of Sale-a-bration! Earn free products with your order,  get extras in your starter kit when you join my team, or earn extra stampin’ rewards for hosting. Contact me today to order, join, or host!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day.

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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9 Responses to Painted Heartfelt Thoughts

  1. Jackie says:

    This is beautiful Buffy. You are getting so good at that watercolor look and using so many sets to perfect the watercolor look.

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  2. Susan Horr says:

    This is another beautiful watercolored card! Gorgeous!

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  3. debsmart says:

    My gosh Buffy – another gorgeous card! I’m feeling a ‘case’ coming on 😉

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  4. Sandy says:

    Beautiful card, Buffy. First thought was it looks like the Stampin’Up! anniversary logo. Then I read that is exactly what you wanted. You nailed it! Great watercoloring job.

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