An Autumn Thank You with Nature’s Harvest

Have you studied the Harvest Meadow Suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog? If you have, then you will recognize several items in the card I’m sharing with you today. I thoroughly enjoyed working with these Fall-themed products to make this sweet card:

Nature's Harvest Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Fall thank you cardMy card is inspired by the last card on page 54 of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. While the Stampin’ Up! artist who made this card watercolored the background on the flowers they cropped out the images, I took a slightly different approach. Using the watercolor stamp in the Nature’s Harvest stamp set, I built the textured backdrop for my flowers.

On this piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, I stamped the watercolor “splotch” over and over with Calypso Coral, first stamping off on a piece of scrap paper to build a light layer of splotches. Then, I randomly added fully-inked splotched to the pattern to create a beautiful pattern that looks like this:

building a beautiufl pattern with Nature's Harvest, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe ink splotch is part of the Nature’s Harvest Bundle. I then cropped my flower with the Harvest Dies, also part of this bundle. I did the same with Bumblebee Ink for the image behind the Calypso Coral flower. Here’s a closer look at the finished product:

Nature's Harvest Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Fall thank you cardI mounted the flowers on a large circle of the Cork 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper, which is GORGEOUS! This paper is NOT corkboard thick – it’s a super-thin piece that’s perfect for your card making or scrapbooking. If you look carefully at the picture above, you can see the added layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock I added behind the cork layer so I could pop it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really loved working with this paper and couldn’t be happier with the natural look. Here’s a look at the Cork 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper:

Cork Specialty Paper, Stampin Up! 156393The cork and beautiful flowers are mounted on a beautiful Misty Moonlight patterned paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this incredible back of papers:

Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156494If you like this mix of Bumblebee, Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight that I pulled from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight

Bundles: Nature’s Harvest  Stamp Sets: Nature’s Harvest, Little Delights  Papers: Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper, Cork 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Thick Basic White  Inks: Calypso Coral, Bumblebee, Versamark  Accessories: Harvest Dies, Layering Circles Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Nature's Harvest Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Fall thank you card


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Holiday One-for-One Card Swap, Brian King, Stampin Up!

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  1. You are an amazing splotcher! This is gorgeous….love how it turned out!

  2. Pretty technique you did there ! Plus ME TOO on the Cork Paper ! I plan to get more because it is perfect for woodsy looks ,guy cards ,etc. Plus it is thin like DSP which makes it easy to die cut or punch . And I like the mix of patterns in the Harvest Meadow DSP and great colors .
    I like your card ! Might try your ARTSY technique soon ! Smile !

  3. I love this beautiful card, Brian, with the wonderful color combination. I’m always learning something from you. This splotchy technique is amazing. It definitely looks like watercolored paper. Enjoy your day!

  4. I agree with all the above! When I first looked at your card, I was wondering where you found the great paper to cut your die cuts from. Little did I know you created it! Here’s hoping this set makes the cut, and sticks around next year. Love your card and the color combo. Thanks for another brilliant addition .

  5. Brian, this card is simply beautiful! Thank you for all of the inspiration you provide, I check your blog daily and I just love your cards.

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