Sunday, May 16, 2021

Stamp Review Crew - Hand-Penned Petals

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Hand-Penned Petals edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Nikki's blog, My Sandbox, welcome! There are seven of us today so it won't take too long, but there will be lots to inspire you!

Hand-Penned Petals is a 15 piece photopolymer stamp set, and has a coordinating 14 piece Penned Flowers Dies set. And of course, if you bundle them both, you save 10%. I love that you can use the filler stamps for a quick card, or color the outline stamps yourself. I chose the peony image for the three cards I have to share today and, of course, I colored them in with Stampin' Blends.

The first card uses the pretty Paper Lattice on page 141 of the catalog. I know it's part of a different suite, but everything Stampin' Up! makes just seems to go together! I had a leftover embossed strip from Saturday's card and adhered it behind the lattice. The Soft Succulent looks lovely with the Kraft lattice and Crumb Cake circle - really makes the leaves pop!

A few 2021-2023 In Color (Evening Evergreen) Jewels were added to dress it up a little, along with an Evening Evergreen Open Weave bow and a Crumb Cake twine bow.

The next card is sooo soft and feminine in real life - the photo just doesn't do it justice. I started with a Fresh Freesia card base and used the scalloped die from the coordinating Penned Flowers dies to trim a little off the bottom. A one inch strip of the plaid Fresh Freesia In Color DSP was adhered to the inside of the back flap.

What really makes this card shine (pun intended) is the Fresh Freesia Shimmer Vellum. It is just so pretty and really takes the card over the top. But you know me, I had to add a little more shine, so some silver cord and silver epoxy diamonds completed the card.

Look at that shimmery, shiny yumminess! Okay, okay, I'll quit sighing over it and show you the last project. (Seriously, I could have made a dozen more cards with this set!)

For the final card, I went bold with the colors. After two with Fresh Freesia, I felt something in BLUE would be nice!

I wanted to make this a birthday card, so I borrowed the die cut and greeting from A Wish For Everything. The peony was colored with Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green Blends. It was popped up on vellum cut with a Scalloped Contours die, which was adhered over Basic White, adhered over some N.O.N. DSP, adhered over a N.O.N. mat and to the card base. WHEW, that's a lot of layers!

The die cut "Happy" was cut from the navy Ombre Specialty Paper, and some Blue Adhesive-backed Gems were added.

That's all for me, so jump on over to see what Mike at Stampin-Style has made!


  1. The lattice paper was a great idea for a backdrop! Beautiful trio of cards! The new colors are gorgeous!

  2. These are just beautiful Cindy! Gorgeous colours and design combinations.

  3. Gorgeous, Cindy! I love how you used a leftover embossed strip behind the lattice.


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