You know it’s funny that like many papercrafters I thought I had enough floral stamp sets. Then I saw the Stampin’ Up! 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue and realised another one or two couldn’t hurt. Hand-Penned Petals made it to my first order and it hasn’t disappointed. There’s outline images if I feel like colouring, plus solid images to add artistic blocks of colour if I don’t. The outlines also work well with no colour at all making for a very versatile stamp set. For today’s project I fancied keeping things fairly simple with a little two-step stamping.
The Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set has two large floral images. Today I chose the one with the collection of smaller flowers. To add colour to the various parts of the image I took the two solid single leaf stamps, plus all but the largest solid flower stamp.
I began with the outline stamp and a Soft Succulent ink pad. First I stamped the image across the bottom of a 2″ x 5″ strip of Basic White Card. Then I stamped it across the top left and bottom right corners of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Finally I stamped the image in the same corners on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
I decided not to colour the flowers on the envelope and larger panel so I set them aside. Then I turned to the 2″ x 5″ strip and set to work.
The solid images in the Hand-Penned Stamp Set are not designed to fit the outline image exactly. They’re supposed to be a loose artistic addition of colour so they’re very forgiving as far as placement goes. I began with a Pale Papaya ink pad and stamped the various flowers in this one colour. Then I went back to the Soft Succulent ink pad to stamp the leaves.
Above the completed floral image I then stamped “Feel better friend” with the Soft Succulent ink.
Now the stamping was complete, and in less than ten minutes I was ready to start putting the card together.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Evening Evergreen Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to add the stamped 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer to the inside.
Before adding the stamped strip to the card front I wanted to add a contrasting layer. So I cut a 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Mint Macaron Card and using liquid glue I mounted the stamped strip on top.
For some additional interest I chose the Mint Macaron embellishments from the Genial Gems pack. One large and two small gems placed around the floral image was just enough.
Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I fixed the completed panel to the front of the card base and my project was complete.
I love how easily projects using the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set come together. This set has already justified its place in my collection and I know there’s lots more I can do with it. Do you have any ideas? Let me know by leaving a message in the comments below.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set with the coordinating Penned Flowers Dies (not used today). Buying the two items using a single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you’re thinking of adding these to your collection and want to explore this option.