Sunday, August 7, 2016

Penned & Painted

There are several reasons why I love the Penned & Painted stamp set that made its first appearance in the latest annual catalog from Stampin' Up! One of the main reasons is that even though it is a two step stamping set, it is one of those that has elements that just stand on their own quite beautifully. The other thing I like about it is that you don't really have to worry too much about how you line up the images. For me, this set screams what I like to call a haphazard or artsy style, etc. All products Stampin' Up!

Don't you just love the bold sentiment from the Layering Love set? I used Watermelon Wonder Classic ink to stamp the lightest flower image, Real Red Classic ink for the darker image, Daffodil Delight Classic ink for the center and Basic Black Archival ink for the flower outline. I think the polka dot matching paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack really completed this card. 

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I have made several projects using this bundle. Click on the photos below to take you to the original blog posts for more details.  

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,



  1. Kim, this card is gorgeous! I've been debating about this set and this is putting me over the edge! Your color combination is perfect!

  2. this card is a delight to look at, but nicer to receive; thank you for the description of colors.

  3. Love this technique but I am NO good at it. Can you recommend a video/text that demos the method of the multi color as you did with the flowers. I have one or two stamp sets designed for this but right now they are great dust catchers because the process intimidates me. I am a "newbie"....learning and NO art ability whatsoever but I love card making. Thank you, Clancey Mitchell

    1. Clancey...I'm sure you are being way to hard on yourself, as we are our own worst critics. I think people tend to get to hung up on lining the images up perfectly. That might be where you are getting stuck. I don't know of any particular videos, but I'm sure you could search for some on youtube. My suggestion is to just take some scrap paper and stamp with abandon! You will figure out some good color combinations that way and get more comfortable with the process.

    2. Thanks for your note. Just took up card making since we retired...have great demonstrator and will keep on keeping on.

    3. Forgot to ask. When do I put down the black for the outline? First I assume????


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