One of the first stamp sets I bought from the Stampin’ Up! 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue was Hand-Penned Petals. There was something about the line-drawn floral images that I knew would inspire me. Fast forward a few months and I haven’t been disappointed. I continue to pull out this set and the ideas keep on coming. To prove my point I’ve a new Hand-Penned Petals project for you today. In this simple Sunday project I used one of outline images for both the focal point and the background.
For this project I chose the two flower outline image from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set.
First, using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Mint Macaron Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Keeping the card base closed I then used Soft Succulent ink to stamp the flower image around the edge to create a wide border.
Next, on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card I stamped the flower coming in from the bottom right corner. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed this layer inside the card base.
On the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope I stamped the flower over the bottom right corner to match the inside of the card. That just left the card front to do.
Going back to the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set I chose the “thanks” sentiment. Then using Soft Succulent ink I stamped it across the bottom right corner of a 3″ x 4″ piece of Basic White Card. With that in place I could see where to stamp that large flower one final time.
So far I’d left the outline image as it was but for my focal point I wanted to add some colour. This was a simple task using the solid stamps included in the stamp set.
I began with Pale Papaya ink and stamped the large solid flower, followed by the small one. The solid stamps are not designed to fit the image exactly but instead create a loose artistic effect. It’s something I struggled with at first, but now I love the look.
With the flowers done I turned to the leaves and for that there are two different sized leaf stamps. Using Soft Succulent ink there were three larger leaves to fill in, and one small one. Then I finished off by using the smaller leaf to fill in the area immediately below the large flower head.
Finally I mounted the completed panel onto a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Evening Evergreen Card using liquid glue. Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the assembled piece to the card front and my project was complete.
Using a stamp to create a custom background layer is such an easy technique. By choosing an outline image like this large flower I could add interest without overwhelming the focal point. I don’t know why I don’t do this more often. Is it something you’ve tried? Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
For more projects featuring this same image from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts
- Hand-Penned called to me again
- Penned flowers simply make me smile
- Twice penned for a different look
- Gift wrap that’s cheap and recyclable
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and coordinating Penned Flowers Dies (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links for both options below in case you want to explore these further.
Did you know that there’s coordinating Beautifully Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) available for FREE until September 30th. To get this DSP simply place an order for $60 (before shipping and taxes) and select the DSP as your free item during the check out process. Please note that stocks may be limited towards the end of the Sale-A-Bration promotion.