Gather Together

This is another card we made at an October class.  It is one of my favorite ones we made and I totally forgot to show it to you.  We used products from the Come Together Suite that is in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog.  I love it that Stampin Up! groups a bunch of products that go se well together.

For this card we used the stamp set called Gather Together.  This set has matching dies called Gathered Leaves and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  One of the fun things about these die is, not only do they cut out some of the images in the stamp set but there are extra dies in that cut and emboss at the same time.  If you look at the Crushed Curry leaf you will see it is embosses with the veins of the leaf too.

To make this card I first stamped the background using the Birch stamp in Crumb Cake and layered it on a Crumb Cake card base.  Then I cut a Hexagon out using the Stitched Nested Label Dies from the Annual Catalog also in Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped the wheat and the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the big leaf and the pumpkins in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut them out using the matching dies and colored them using the light and dark Stampin Blends in Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  Lastly I tucked the Crushed Curry leaf under the pumpkins.

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Daisy Lane & Birch

I love background stamps.  They add so much texture to a card.  Birch is a new background stamp that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  We have birch trees all over our neighborhood and I have memories of sending letters using birch bark to my grandparents who lived in Vermont and Florida.  I also saw a card online that used the Birch stamp for water.  It was awesome!

The colors I used for this card are Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Smoky Slate.  The easiest way to stamp with such a large stamps is to use your Stamparatus.  That way if you don’t get ink in all the right places you can just stamp it again in the exact same spot.  If you don’t have a Stamparatus (what?  that is just craziness!), then you can always turn the background stamp upside side, ink it and then lay your cardstock on top and rub.  But really.  You need to get a Stamparatus!

I stamped the flowers from the stamp set called Daisy Lane and punched from out using the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch.  The sentiment is from another new stamp set called Band Together.  I love the font in this stamp set.

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