Painted Seasons and Calligraphy Essentials Together for Hand Stamped Sentiments

Rustic All Occasion Card Featuring Painted Seasons and Calligraphy Essentials by Stampin' Up!




There’s a new photo inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Woohoo!! These are my favorite kind of challenges. You can get inspiration from any or all of the photos! I really liked the “Hello” photo so I went with that one. Calligraphy Essentials, a pretty stamp set that will be retiring at the end of May, is such a wonderful stamp set and part of a very pretty project kit. I paired it with Painted Seasons for the beautiful Distinktive flower and leaves.






Rustic All Occasion Card Featuring Painted Seasons and Calligraphy Essentials by Stampin' Up!

My Secrets to Making This Calligraphy Essentials Project

  • Stamping the “Hello” stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, I then colored it with a long-retired gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker to mimic the inspiration photo. Then, it was cut with a stitched oval framelit, and layered onto Soft Suede scallop oval and Calypso Coral oval.
  • Have you tried Press’n Seal to layer your card elements? If you haven’t, this is a great tip! After stamping the flowers with Calypso Coral and the leaves with Soft Suede and cropping them with their coordinating Four Seasons dies, I placed them onto the background layers (Floral Romance DSP and Bermuda Bay). Once I had placed them how I wanted them, I took a piece of Press’n Seal and pressed it onto the arrangement.
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock was cut with the doily die and adhered onto the card base. Then, the floral arrangement was turned over to add adhesive and placed over the doily. The top flower was popped up with dimensionals. Calypso Coral enamel dots were added to the flower centers.
  • Before popping up the sentiment with dimensionals, I looped a piece of Braided Linen Trim to the top of the card front and laid the sentiment over it. A small flower with enamel dot was also added.

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Calligraphy Essentials is part of a great Project Kit. Here is a Stampin’ Up! video about how much fun you will have using it!



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Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker

Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker


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  1. Such pretty cheery colours and a lovely design, many thanks for joining in with our ‘Blossoms, Butterflies and Bugs’ theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. Lovely project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your creation.

  4. Just so lovely!
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers

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