I had so much fun sharing the Painted Seasons stamp set and coordinating Four Seasons Framelits Dies with my local stamp club this past weekend. Such a sweet set with awe-inspiring results. In yesterday’s post, I shared one of the cards we made with this incredible Sale-a-Bration offering – you can see that post here. Today I’m going to share some pointers for getting the most out of these stamps and some color combinations for the succulents that I hope you like as much as I do.
Painted Seasons & Four Seasons Framelits Dies
Let’s start with the products we used. The Painted Seasons stamp set is a Distinktive stamp set with a variety of flora and fauna. I couldn’t wait to see what my club members thought when they stamped with the images in this set – and they were excited. Here’s proof:
On March 1, Stampin’ Up! released several sets of Framelits Dies for sale that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration favorites, including the Four Seasons Framelits Dies that coordinate with this Painted Seasons stamp set. Here’s a look:
Coloring the Succulents
Just an extra touch of color adds something really special to these succulents. On the projects we made at stamp club, we colored the succulents with a mix of Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide. Here’s a look at the finished product:And here I am, demonstrating this fun technique to my group:
- Ink up the stamp with Mint Macaron ink.
- Lightly stamp off once on scrap paper.
- Ink up a sponge dauber with Tranquil Tide ink.
- Lightly bounce the dauber in the center of the succulent.
- Stamp on Thick Whisper White.
- Gasp, wait and smile.
- Thoroughly clean stamp with Simply Shammy.
- Repeat steps 1 – 6.
While we used Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide for our project, I played around with some other combinations (after a picture search of succulents on Google). I hope these inspire you to play with these images and find some color combinations you’ll be happy with, too. Here are some succulents I made with some of our other favorite colors:
Lining Up the Succulent with the Four Seasons Die
Have you ever stood in front of your Big Shot with a stamped flower, just rolling the die around and around to find the place where the petals line up? I cropped two of these succulents before deciding I needed to find an easier way.
I studied the die and stamped image and found a quick tip that will help you to quickly and easily cut out this succulent:
One of the petals on the succulent is definitely rounder than the others, and it lines up perfectly with the Sizzix inscription on the die. You might not be able to identify the roundest petal on the succulent at first look. If you have to crop a lot of these guys, you’ll get really good at finding it in the lineup.
I hope this post has given you some inspiration to try new things with the Painted Seasons stamp set. There are innumerable options, and it’s always fun to create something new.
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New Sale-a-Bration and Sale-a-Bration Coordination
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