Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #133 - Penny's All About Christmas Challenge
Time for another All About Christmas Challenge hosted by Penny.
It's always great to be able to use a stamp set in a way that  it was not intended to be used. That's what I did with an awesome new stamp set that will be available September 1 from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

The set is called Painted Harvest and is a wonderful two-step stamp set meant to be a sunflower. And it makes a beautiful sunflower!

I turned it into a Christmas wreath, after seeing a sample posted on our demonstrator Facebook page by someone who had CASEd someone else. Sorry, I don't remember your names - but thanks so much for the idea!

And here's what I did:
I stamped the sunflower image on Very Vanilla using Pear Pizzazz for the first layer and Old Olive for the second layer. The dots are also from the set, and I stamped those with Real Red. The bow is from the Jar of Love stamp set, Real Red ink stamped on Real Red cardstock and cut out with the Everyday Jars framelits.

To give it some sparkle, I used clear Wink of Stella on the bow and added some of the fun new Black Rhinestones. Those will also be available Sept. 1.

The sentiment is from Christmas Pines, and stamped in Always Artichoke. The black lace is also from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.

To mat the image panel, I used a pattern from the Daisy Delight DSP. On the cardbase, which is Thick Very Vanilla, I used one of the leaf stamps from Painted Harvest, and stamped off once with Pear Pizzazz.

This stamp set is going to see a lot of ink! And just to show you what it looks like as a sunflower:
Off you go now to check out the offerings from the other Watercooler Artists at Watercooler Wednesday. Then show us your Christmas creation.


  1. Always the artist, Gail! Love the way you've used that wonderful floral image from the Painted Harvest set to create that stunning Holiday Wreath. Beautiful background and perfect choice of colours. And a bit of sparkle as well. Great card!

  2. I agree Gail, this "stamp set is going to see a lot of ink". If there was one Christmas card I would like to CAS this season, it would be this one Gail. Such a stunning twist using the sunflower as your wreath. The total card is beautifully crafted and all the layers just bring out the wreath in all its glory. I love the leaf background you stamped on the card base front. All I can say is AWESOME! Thanks for inspiring.

  3. Inspiring use of that stamp set Gail - I love the muted colours of your card

  4. Love your card Gail and I love the repurposing of stamps for another season that they weren't originally themed as. Beautiful wreath and I love the sunflowers card too! :)


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