Stamp Review: Painted Harvest

Stamp Review: Painted Harvest

Today the Stamp Review Crew and I are sharing lots of ideas for using the Painted Harvest stamp set!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Painted Harvest stamps from Stampin' Up! #stampinup #su! #handmade #autumn #papercrafting #handmadecard

The Painted Harvest set is both gorgeous and extremely popular. There are so many beautiful examples of cards people have made using this set that I was actually a little intimidated by it at first! I wanted to make a card that was unique and in my own style that didn’t look like anything anyone else had made. I did a lot of experiments and finally settled on this:

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Painted Harvest stamps from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop

In case you are unfamiliar, a blog hop is an event where several bloggers post on the same topic then link their blog posts together in a circle.

In today’s blog hop the Stamp Review Crew is featuring project ideas that use the Painted Harvest stamp set. Follow the Next buttons at the bottom of each post to visit each blog in order and see all the amazing projects the artists in the Stamp Review Crew have made to inspire you!

Starting Monday morning, you can also click the banner below to visit the Stamp Review Crew’s home page. There you will find a full list of the participating artists and their post links in case you get lost along the way. You can also find all of the Crew’s past blog hops for even more inspiration!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Rainbow Sponging Technique

The Painted Harvest stamp set uses two layers of stamping. The first layer provides a lot of the color of the petals and the second layer provides the shading that gives the petals their depth. To make my own unique look, I decided to forego the first layer stamp and use sponging to add color instead.

Here’s the steps to create a rainbow background:

  • Gather your ink pads. You’ll need Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pool Party.
  • Gather sponges to match your ink pads. Stampin’ Sponges come in large circles that can be cut in quarters that are perfect for sponging!
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same length as the long side of a card and about 2″ (5 cm) wide.
  • Dab a sponge on an ink pad to ink it up. Rub it on a piece of scratch paper to even out the ink on the sponge.
  • Using circular motions, apply the ink to your white paper. Each color should take up about 1/4 of the area.
  • Overlap the colors a little at the edge of each section so the color layers blend together.

After the rainbow was complete, I stamped the top layer flower image across the paper in Early Espresso. I also stamped the center shape in Early Espresso. It was difficult for me to stamp the center without gaps around the edge of it (I think it is supposed to have gaps) but I didn’t like them, so I used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to color in the gaps.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Painted Harvest stamps from Stampin' Up!

Card Directions

  1. First, cut and score a Whisper White card base.
  2. Next, cut a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper the same size as the front of the card base.
  3. Create a rainbow strip with a flower pattern using the Rainbow Sponging Technique above and Painted Harvest stamps.
  4. Place the rainbow strip on the piece of Wood Textures paper to determine placement of leaves.
  5. Stamp leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set in VersaMark ink.
  6. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the leaves, then tap off any excess, and heat the powder with a heat tool until it melts.
  7. Die cut a Whisper White “Congrats” using Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies.
  8. Cut a small strip of Burlap Ribbon to fit behind the die cut sentiment.
  9. Adhere the Wood Textures and rainbow strip layers to the card base.
  10. Use glue dots to adhere the burlap ribbon, then wrap Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine around the card three times and tie it in a bow.
  11. Adhere the die cut sentiment using small pieces of dimensionals. Even the small ones are a little too big to fit behind most of these die cut letters, so you’ll have to trim them with scissors. Cutting up the extra pieces along the border of a sheet of dimensionals works well to get some long skinny pieces.
  12.  Add a couple of Daffodil Delight dots from the Brights Enamel Shapes.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Painted Harvest stamps from Stampin' Up!


Cardstock: Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Early Espresso (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Painted Harvest (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, white embossing powder, heat tool, Brights Enamel Shapes, Burlap Ribbon (c) Stampin’ Up!

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

Stamp Witch Blog Natalie's hand painted signature

Hop Around the World

Click the buttons below to visit the rest of the amazing artists in this blog hop for even more inspiration! Next up is the amazing Charlet Mallett!

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Other Projects You Might Enjoy

Click the images below to visit the original post for these projects!

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Handmade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Pick a Pumpkin stamps and Patterned Pumpkin Dies from Stampin' Up!

Box card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Foxy Friends stamps and Patterned Pumpkin dies from Stampin' Up!



20 thoughts on “Stamp Review: Painted Harvest”

    1. Thanks, Charlet! I’m so addicted to embossing. It’s hard to believe that a year ago I borrowed my mom’s heat tool so I could give it a try… and I’ve never given it back! (Thanks mom!)

    1. Thanks, Kim! I was inspired to try some really different techniques for this card in part because of all the gorgeous examples you made when this stamp set first came out. In fact, I almost didn’t buy it because everyone’s samples looked so similar at that time… then I saw what you did with it and had to have it too!

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