Penned & Painted


It is hard to believe that two months of 2017 have already passed. Soon it will be SPRING and I can’t wait. I’m a big fan of the two (or more) step stamps that have been developed by Stampin’ Up! The two step stamps give added interest and dynamics to any stamping project. For this project I’m using the delightful Penned and Painted photopolymer stamp set.

Image of the completed card front displaying a pink flower with green stem and leaves; pink ribbon and three layers of card stock, as well as the sentiment, "wishing you a beautiful day."


Image displaying card stock and ribbon for the project: Sweet Sugarplum card stock and ribbon; Whisper White card stock; and Succulent Garden designer series paper

The checkered pattern in Whisper White and Sweet Sugar plum is refreshing and makes a nice layering panel for the lovely flower in the Penned & Painted stamp set.

At the beginning of a project I like to get my card stock trimmed to size first (card stock cutting dimensions are located later in this blog).

For this card all of the stamping is done using the three Whisper White pieces of Card stock. The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out using the Classic Label punch. One of the border stamps from the Delicate Details photopolymer stamp set (a free Sale-A-Bration item) was used to stamp a border at the base of the interior message panel. The flower and leaves are stamped on the Whisper White layering panel.


The image immediately above demonstrates the two step stamping process that is used with the Penned & Painted stamps. The stem and leaves also use two steps for stamping.

Adhere the stamped front panel to the Sweet Sugarplum layering panel, and add the ribbon tied in a bow. Dimensionals are used to adhere this top layer to the card base layered with the DSP.

This lovely card can be used for almost any occasion.


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Card stock cuts for this project

Sweet Sugarplum: base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; panel 3-1/8″ x 4″; scrap for label accent
Whisper White: panel 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior message; panel 2-7/8″ x 3-3/4″; scrap for sentiment
Succulent Garden designer series paper: panel 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Panel displaying retiring colors, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder.

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Author: Linda Geiger

Stamper, quilter, and photographer

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