It is almost peach season where I live and there will be pop-up fruit stands on the side of the road with Georgia peaches for sale by the bushel. To honor this up-coming season, I’ve made a peachy card using stamps and stencils by The Greetery from 2020.
If you have not used layered stencils before I highly recommend watching the demo video for the stencils and stamp set. There is a paper guide included in the set, but I would have missed learning about the etched markings on the stencils that helps to line-up the various layers.
I used three colors of ink to get the rosy glow on the peaches. Using a large blending brush, I inked blend first a layer of the Citrine yellow followed by a light brushing of Sunbeam orange and then for highlights, I brushed lightly Grapefruit Grove pink. I stamped the shading on with the Grapefruit Grove ink.
For the leaves, I used a base ink blending with a finger dauber of Pear Pizzazz light green and stamped the Emerald Green leaf highlights. The peach stems are stamped with a dark brown ink cube that was in my stash. I used the same brown ink to stamp the sentiments using the Just Peachy Sentiment stamps.
The stencils are designed for a 4 ¼ inch x 5 ½ inch card. I stenciled onto a scrape piece of white cardstock and trimmed down to 4 inches by 5 ½ inches, and then backed it with a 4 ½ inch by 6-inch green mat. These dimensions work well with the 5-inch x 6 ½ inch card base I used.
For the inside and back of the card, I stamped two tiny peaches which I fussy cut and glued in place. The sentiment words were fussy cut with the phrase “Hope you’re felling” edged with a green marker. Foam squares were used to adhere the words and add dimension to the card. A piece of gingham ribbon was glued to the back of the green mat before the entire card front was glued to the cardbase.
To hint at the envelope’s contents, I stamped in a small peach and a peach slice on the back flap and a tiny peach on the front of the envelope.
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- The Greetery – Print Shop – Peachy Keen Stamps & Stencils
- The Greetery – Clear Stamps – Just Peachy Sentiments
- Crayola Signature Blending Markers
- White and green card tock
- A7 white card base and white envelope