More Painted Harvest Inspiration! – Freshly Made Sketches #301


I just wasn’t quite ready to put Stampin’ Up!’s new ‘Painted Harvest’ stamp set away…so I tried another soft and non-fall color combination out on a card I need for an upcoming wedding…what do you think?


  • The new Powder Pink in-color has to be my favorite pink ever and when combined with Smoky Slate…swoon!
  • I’ve had many questions about the stamping of this stamp set so I want answer them all:
    • The only color I used on the flowers was Powder Pink
    • I DID NOT do any stamping off
    • I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp each of the two flower petal stamps three time each
    • There is a notch next to the flower stamp on the stamp index that shows how to line them up
  • The magic is in the design of the stamp set itself…the depth you see is built right in! Honestly, it’s amazing.


  • If you are a free spirit, instead of stamping three (or four) times in the same spot, turning the stamp once between stamping will achieve a different look. Isn’t it wonderful to have so many options? Each artist can create their own, one of a kind design!
  • If there is just one shout out I can give to Stampin’ Up! this year, it’s fonts. They have really delivered some timeless, elegant sentiments. The two I used today (one is on the inside) are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (another favorite of mine).
  • DSP. I have been having so much fun mixing old and new product. The Smoky Slate pattern on the card front is from the retired Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. It looks so sweet with the coordinating bow and flower centers. And it sets off the yummy Powder Pink pattern (Whole Lot of Lovely DSP Pack) on the envelope flap perfectly!


  • The 1/2″ Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon…seriously, is there anything better than gingham? Well, yes, gingham in every color. Just sayin’!
  • Love the bow? I learned from the best, fellow Pal Ann Schach. Watch her video and learn to make one too! Everyone can do it, I promise.


  • I only stamped the Powder Pink flower one time with each stamp on the card interior, and I DID stamp off for the Smoky Slate flower center as I was worried the sentiment wouldn’t show up otherwise. I’m in love with stamping a design underneath the sentiment, it’s such a pretty effect!

The layout for today’s card is courtesy of this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

…oops, I took a few liberties with my design! lol, that’s what happens sometimes!! I loved the idea of the angle and enjoyed playing along!




  1. Kim Hadad says:

    Beautiful card! I’ve been playing with this set for a swap and I am so in love with it! So many color combo opportunities!

  2. Jen Brum says:

    Such a beautiful card! I love those flowers and the background paper! The soft colours are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Donna Hickok says:

    Gorgeous card. I have 2 questions, did you stamp the first layer 3 times in the same spot? And the second layer, was that also stamped 3 times in the same spot? I think that is what you did, but would like verification, please.
    Would you mind if I CASED your beautiful card?

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