Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

As a member of August's Center Stage Spotlight Design Team here at Stamp TV, I am so excited to preview the new stamp set by Asela Hopkins called Fruitful Harvest! This set is absolutely gorgeous and includes beautiful fruit and floral images along with the most perfect sentiments. I have already created several cards using this new set and I will be sharing two of them with you tonight! Thank you, Asela, for bringing us this new, fresh, versatile set!

The first card I am sharing with you tonight was created with the pears image. I started by stamping the pears with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa onto a piece of Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Ivory. I colored the image with Crayola colored pencils and blended the colors with OMS. I then cut out and embossed around the image. I left the image inside the tool and sponged around the border with Stampin' Up! ink in Old Olive before removing it. I then stamped the "Hugs" sentiment from this set on the side. For the base of my card, I used a piece of the Indian Corn DP which is exclusive to Gina K's Signs of Autumn Stamp TV kit. What an awesome combination of colors in the piece of paper! I bordered the DP with Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Green Apple and the new Pumpkin Spice. I also used the Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice for the Fleur de Lis pendant, which a added under the corner of the pears. I then finished the card with some sheer ribbon and a copper square embellishment.

The second card that I am sharing tonight is using the grapes image. I think the grapes are my favorite stamp in the set! I colored the stamp with my Memento markers in Sweet Plum and Bamboo Leaves, and then stamped the image onto Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Soft Sand. Using a sponge with very large holes and the ink pads in the same colors, I filled in the image. I then got out my Stampin' Up! ink in Close to Cocoa, and I used the same technique to sponge around the edges of both the image and the sentiment. Isn't the quote that Asela chose for this set perfect? I stamped the quote using the Memento ink in Sweet Plum. For the base of this card, I used another piece of DP from the Signs of Autumn Stamp TV kit called Plum Weave. I think it coordinates well with my project. I bordered the DP with the Pure Luxury Soft Sand card stock (with some sponging) and then bordered all three pieces with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss card stock. I then went back into my Signs of Autumn kit for the jute ribbon, which I absolutely love, and the twine to finish my card. My last detail was a vintage pearl button from my grandmom's button collection, which I sewed onto the card with the twine.

For more inspiration with the stamps previewed today, visit Gina's blog as well as Melanie Muenchinger, the illustrator of Year of Leaves and Asela Hopkins, the illustrator of Fruitful Harvest. For even more projects with tonight's two stamp sets, these Senior Design Team Members are participating in previews today: Carolyn, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Kurtis, Jessica, Lee, Lynn, and Theresa as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members: Denise Kelemen and Geri Utterback Our Release Party will be held once again over on SCS starting at 7pm CST on Thursday, August 27th. There will be contests, challenges, lots of chatter as well as a ton more samples shared by the Senior Design team members and our CenterStage Spotlight team too! You won't want to miss it!

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Comment by Shannon Hawkins on August 25, 2009 at 8:37pm
Beautiful cards!!!
Comment by Randi Barrett on August 25, 2009 at 2:11pm
I love your cards. Nicely done.
Comment by Melissa Shultz on August 25, 2009 at 12:22pm
Both of your cards are fabulous. I love the soft warm colors of fall.
Comment by Lee on August 25, 2009 at 11:05am
Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the vintage-y look of the grapes!!!
Comment by Carolyn King on August 25, 2009 at 11:02am
Beautiful....great ribbon treatment and I love the antique look to the grapes card. They are both did a great job!
Comment by Sherry Dobreski on August 25, 2009 at 10:20am
The bow treatment on your first card adds such a vintage feel and the distressed bg on your second card is such a compliment to the aged look of the grapes and sentiment squares~very Tuscan! You did a wonderful job on both cards!
Comment by Kurtis Amundson on August 25, 2009 at 8:08am
These are so pretty!
Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on August 25, 2009 at 8:02am
esp love the pear card with the DP and pendant die! beautfiul coloring!
Comment by Jennie Harper on August 25, 2009 at 7:28am
BEautiful cards Dee! These are just gorgeous and love the distressing :o)
Comment by Carla Suto on August 25, 2009 at 7:18am
Both of your creations are so gorgeous, Dee! I love the special details you added to each one! Awesome job!

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