Vintage Harvest

Vintage Harvest

Hello, my friends, and welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! It has been a super busy and crazy month here. We’ve had almost daily birthdays since the end of August (September is a very busy month for my family!), plus all the usual “stuff” that goes on with life. And no matter how much you love doing something, you sometimes have to take a break from it.

That’s how it was for me last week. If I had been super organized like my friends, I would have had a stockpile of projects scheduled to post, but, sadly, I had run out. And the creative side of me was bone dry. Knowing I’d have to rush through the creative process just made me tired and less willing to even enter my stamp room. So I decided to take a week off and just rest.

I finally stepped back into the room this weekend, cleaned up a little, and went back to my vintage roots. Somehow, whenever I’m stuck creatively, I turn to the vintage style. It relaxes me, and the longer I work on something, the more excited I get. I am happy to share this card with you.

Nature's Harvest, Stampin' Up!

I used the Nature’s Harvest Bundle (Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set and Harvest Dies, 156813) for this card. I have a feeling my dear friend – who I won’t name, but her name starts with “S” and ends with “usan” – will say, “This would have been lovely if you hadn’t spilled coffee all over it and then dropped it in the mud and walked on it.” Vintage doesn’t relax Susan like it does me. That’s probably because Susan is very neat and precise and her stamping is perfect, while mine is…not. You just can’t mess up vintage because it’s supposed to be kind of a controlled train wreck. And that’s why I like it!

To create this card, I stamped the flowers from the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Then I colored them with Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut them with the Harvest Dies, then set them aside.

Next, I embossed a 4″x5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardsdtock with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. And then the fun started. I sponged some Soft Suede onto the embossed card stock using a Blending Brush. I made sure the edges were much darker than the center. Then I used a Water Painter and an Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil to flick some Early Espresso ink over the embossed/sponged layer. I used the Water Painter more like a paint brush to do this. I dipped the Water Painter into a cup of water, then used it to pick up the color from the pencil, then flicked it onto the card stock layer.

I cut a 2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Crushed Curry Cardstock, then ran it through the Stampin’ Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I sponged a little Soft Suede over this to dim the yellow just a bit. Before I layered it to a 2-1/4″x4-3/4″ piece of Soft Suede Cardstock, I distressed the edges of the Crushed Curry and Soft Suede Cardstock layers. Stampin’ Up!® used to have a distressing tool, but it’s retired. I did a quick search for mine, but when I couldn’t find it, I just used my thumbnail and some nail clippers to rough up the edges. I adhered all the layers together, then added it all to a Soft Suede card base. To add a little sparkle, I used the Amber Gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack in the July-December Mini Catalog.

The sentiment is from the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set. I stamped it in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then cut it with Paper Snips.\

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

Product List


Stampin' Up!, Ranunculus Romance, Nature's Harvest



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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8 Responses to Vintage Harvest

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    Beautiful card and we all need a break at times- it is good for the soul!


  2. jackie says:

    Buffy, this is stunning. The coffee spill and trip through the mud did the job, creating a lovely background. I wonder if S usan maybe missed those childhood romps through the mud?


  3. Susan Horr says:

    I have to say this made me laugh. A lot! You ARE very good at train wrecks and somehow I end up loving them. I just can’t do them. I don’t understand the concept of messing things up on purpose. Yes, Jackie. I was a mud girl but I guess I have grown out of it. Too funny!


  4. I totally understand the need for a creative break, Buffy! Now you’re back refreshed, and stronger than ever. Such a gorgeous card – you ‘do’ vintage so well!


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