Harvest Time | JOS Blog Hop Oct 2020
Welcome to the Joy of Sets Blog Hop! Whether you are starting here or landing here from the previous project page, welcome!
This month, the theme of the hop is Harvest Time. For us in the USA, it is fall and time to bring in the harvest of the planting season. We are enjoying the cooler weather, falling leaves, pumpkins, hot apple cider, and when possible apple cider donuts.
For today’s project, I have crafted a project featuring the Country Home stamp set. This set has been out for a while, and has been on my WISH LIST it seems like forever. I just received it, and decided it would work perfect for today’s theme.
Harvest Time | JOS Blog Hop Oct 2020 Project
Here is the project, pictured with the finished envelope. As you can see along with the Country Home stamp set, I also used the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. I used the patterned paper as my card base, and also as a layer on my envelopes closure.
Building with Layers & Embellishments
I paired the selected images with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. Which I know, that paper is highlighted as a holiday paper. But I wanted that rich Mossy Meadow color with the foil embossed images.
To add a bit of another color, I pulled in the Cajun Craze for the die-cut embellishment behind the image and the color of the jug itself. Cajun Craze is definitely a go-to color I tie to the fall season. I cut the label with the Stitched So Sweetly die collection. I just love that scalloped edge!
You can see that I have a bottom edge on this card. To meld the bold Mossy Meadow pattern with the start pattern, I added a thin 1/2 inch Mossy Meadow paper ribbon.
Harvest Time Images
Okay, so now to creating the images. I first stamped the jug with Cajun Craze ink. Then I used my Blender Pen to add just a touch of shading to the banding and handles of the jug. Followed by using my Light Cajun Craze BLEND marker to fill the top and middle section of the image.
For the flowers, I wanted to go for the “No-Line” watercolor technique. But instead of water-coloring, I used my BLEND markers to fill in the colors.
The idea behind a “No-Line” image is to stamp with a very light ink. Here I used Sahara Sand, and I stamped it off once before stamping for this image. Then after the ink is dry and set. I colored the image with my BLEND markers. I didn’t want to negate the outline image completely, so I colored with mostly my light markers.
Harvest Time Front & Center
Here is a look at the front and inside view of the card. If you look closely, you will notice that you can see the flip-side of the patterned paper on the inside! I mentioned at the start, that I used the patterned paper as my card base. This is a pattern I featured on my blog this past week.
For this card project, the finished card measures 5 1/2 x 4.
- Starts with a 12 x 4 section of patterned paper.
- Score at 5 1/2 and at 11.
- Fold back the 1 inch end to make a paper ribbon on the front panel.
- Then fold the card along the 5 1/2 inch line.
You can see I lined the inside with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock. Since this patterned paper is thin. I used the thick option on the liner panel; this gives the card a little bit of stability. I stamped the floral image again on the inside with the Sahara Sand, and stamped off once. Then added my sentiments over the top with the Cajun Craze ink again.
Harvest Time | JOS Blog Hop Oct 2020
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