Here's something a little different using the very versatile Painted Harvest stamp set.  The sunflower from this set is not stamped in traditional yellows, but tone-on-tone using Early Espresso ink stamped onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I really love how this turned out, especially how the sunflower looks like it's part of the wood grain...

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

Stamps: Painted Harvest Stamp Set (photopolymer: 144783).  Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Rich Razzleberry (126950).  Card/Paper: Early Espresso (121686), Very Vanilla (106550), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (144171).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Stamping Sponges (141337), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set (144783) - $44.00
Bundle & Save 10%: Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (146021) -  $70.00

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177) - $21.25
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

So that the stamped sunflower stands out from the wood grain on this gorgeous designer paper, I stamped the detailed sunflower image in Early Espresso ink first.  I then inked the larger sunflower image and flower centre in Early Espresso ink, stamped them off on a scrap of paper, then stamped the images onto my card.  This stamping-off technique is perfect for when you are only using one ink colour, giving the sunflower image a lot of detail and depth without getting "muddy".

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

I've created a number of these sweet thank you cards and look forward to giving them out and posting them to those who have placed an order with me recently.

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