Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello


A number of challenges came together, inspiring me to create this simple masculine card.

Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#433); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#554); Subject and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263).

Here is the result:



  • The Wheat Grass focal image: (1½ x 5”) from the Harvest Dies set was die-cut three times.  Once using Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and twice using Very Vanilla cardstock.  The watercolor paper die-cut was painted with the Medium Tip – Water Painter using the Direct-to-Lid method and the colors Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent.  The Direct-to-Lid method involves squeezing the Ink Pad lid to transfer color onto the inside of the lid and using a water painter to pick up the color.  Once the paint was dry, the three die-cuts were adhered together to create a stacked image. Inspiration: Wildflowers and Color from SSC263.
  • The Circle element (1⅛”) was also die-cut from Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper using the smaller circle die from the Tasteful Labels Dies set.  The circle was water-colored with Cajun Craze ink.  Once dry, the circle was dry-embossed with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder for a bit of texture. Inspiration: Sketch element from AHSC433 and Color from SSC263.
  • The sentiment, Hello, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder on an Evening Evergreen cardstock scrap rectangle (2½” x 1⅛”). Inspiration: Sketch element from AHSC433 and Color from SSC263.
  • In lieu of a bow, I opted to use a small Soft Succulent cardstock scrap Flag (½” x 1”) shaped with the Banner Pick-a-Punch. Inspiration: Sketch element from AHSC433 and Color from SSC263.
  • The three panels are (¾”, 1¼” and 1¼” x 5”) Very Vanilla cardstock strips dry-embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Inspiration: Sketch element from AHSC433
  • Putting it all together, I chose a Very Vanilla card base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) for a tone-on-tone clean and simple look. Inspiration: AHSC433 and PP554 CAS and overall Masculine presentation.

A gender-neutral fall colored card suitable for sending a quick hello any man in your circle of family and friends!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

11 thoughts on “Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello

  1. So gorgeous, Jolanda! I just did a focus lass on this suite, and the one thing we didn’t do was color on the diecuts – I love it! Your use of texture is perfect, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  2. Wow, your card is stunning! I love the amazing texture and clean lines. Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

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  3. So simple yet beautiful Jolanda! Your card is full of texture and features one of my favourite diecuts too – love those dies! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!


  4. Such a wonderful card, Jolanda! Love the layout and the added texture. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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