I’m having so much fun with the Stampin’ Blends, I’m seeking stamp sets that have elements “needing” to be colored. The Tuscan Vineyards stamp set had a beautiful bunch of grapes that were calling to me.

I first stamped the image in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. The grapes were colored with Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, and Light Cherry Cobbler, and the leaves were colored with Light and Dark Old Olive, and Dark Crumb Cake. I used Layering Oval Dies for cutting around the grapes, and the scalloped  (Old Olive) layer beneath. 


I would also be able to use my colored grapes in this week’s Paper Players challenge, and they would be my “any element.”



Vineyards are so beautiful! I took this photo at the Orfila Vinyard in Escondido where we are members. 


I wanted to capture the rustic feel, so used Burlap Ribbon, snipping the bottom to form the banner, and four strips of Tear Tape fastened it to the Crumb Cake layer. I chose Fresh Fig for the card base, and a layer of Very Vanilla to make it pop, like the sunshine in the photo.

To complete the sketch I used a die from Eclectic Layers to cut the trellis from Soft Suede, and fussy cut a row of corks that was also in the Tuscan Vineyards stamp set. Gotta have corks!


Last, but not least, the sentiment. It seemed to call for “cheers” (cut from Copper Foil), which is one of the retired, Greetings Thinlits Dies. I love my paper words; stamping a sentiment would not have worked here.

Thank you for the inspiration, Paper Players! Cheers Everyone!



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