Monday, 10 May 2021

A passion for purples with the Hand-Penned Suite

Hand Penned Petals Stampin Up card

My regular customers and I have rediscovered a penchant for purples lately, which was the inspiration for this card using Stampin’ Up!’s new Hand-Penned Suite.

It's a busy card for the ‘avid’ crafter, using the new Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper. This is such a pretty, delicate suite which reminiscent of the hugely popular Cath Kidston designs.

Hand Penned Petals Stampin Up card

Hand-Penned Petals is a two-step stamp set, which means you can colour the images instantly by stamping on top. And no, they’re not supposed to fill right to the edges! If you want a full image with no gaps, you can colour them with Stampin’ Blends or one of our other many options. 
Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Stampin Up
Hand-Penned 12x12 Designer Series Paper

The Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper features lots of colours, giving you many choices for your project's colour scheme. For this card, in keeping with our purple passion, I’ve concentrated on the Highland Heather and Mint Macaron, which are both found in there. 
I’ve used a piece of the Blushing Bride patterned paper as my background as it’s subtle enough to allow the die-cut flowers to stand out. Slicing a section off and flipping it over gives you this beautiful floral design which features Highland Heather flowers. 

Hand Penned Petals Stampin Up card

The main image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then on top with Highland Heather and Mint Macaron. I’ve left the base of the flower blank as there isn’t a stamp for this, but you could colour it in if you preferred.

The pink and green flowers around it are stamped and die-cut with the lovely dies. I’ve stamped in Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron. 
If you like precision, stamp the stem first, then die-cut this shape before adding the seed heads. That way you can get the heads within the die-cut image – which you can do easily as the set is photopolymer.

Hand Penned Petals Stampin Up card

Behind the stamped flowers is a die-cut flower cluster in Gorgeous Grape, created using the Penned Flowers dies from the bundle. The smaller flowers are also from this set and, handily, you get two larger ones and three small ones in the set, so you can create multiples in one go. 
Hand Penned Petals Stampin Up card

I’ve finished off with some Gorgeous Grape ribbon and some Pastel Pearls, which conveniently come in all the colours used on the card. I haven’t added a greeting to this card as I think it stands alone – I can always add one later if I change my mind. Lots of my crafty friends do this an I think it’s an excellent idea.

Is this set on your wish list? I’d be very surprised if it isn’t!

If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store and, if you use the May host code RMSS4YFY, I’ll send you a thank you gift in June!

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Hand Penned Petals Stampin Up card


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