Layers, layers, layers! By mixing patterns and layers you can create a country feeling to any card! The Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper definitely helps, too! This is one of the new stamp sets with coordinating Framelits Dies from the Holiday Mini catalog. If you don't already have a catalog, please contact me and I will get one to you as soon as possible. You can also visit the link on the right side of the page to see the catalog in a PDF file.
This technique is so much fun to watch come together! Stamp small flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then, stamp large flowers randomly OVER the small flowers but using Versamark ink. Coat with clear embossing powder and heat-set. Using a brayer, ink up in the same color you stamped the small flowers, in this case: Rich Razzleberry. Roll over and over (re-inking as needed) until the image is dark enough. Spritz some Stampin' Mist onto the cardstock and wipe off excess ink from the heat embossed flowers. Voila! Magical flowers! Add some embellishments and DONE! Beware of your fingers though... this can be messy!
The great thing about the Stampin' community is the constant flow of ideas and inspiration and what we call C.A.S.E. (Create And Share Everything). My upline, Jamie Albanese (http://www.gettincraftystampin.com/) created this Creamsicle card and emailed the picture out to everyone. I just fell in love with this idea!! So cute! Imagine invitations made from this? Anyway, the great thing about CASEing is the fact that we CAN DO IT as long as we give credit to the creator! So, I came up with my own rendition of her card (not much different from the original) and did this at a class.
♥ THANK YOU JAMIE! ♥