Painted Harvest for PP411

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for peeking in for Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge from

The Paper Players #411


Here is the Sketch!


Here is my take on the Sketch!


I like the Fall feel of this Card. Although it is a Sympathy Card, it is warm.

The DSP is printed with all the Botanical names for flowers.


Here is a close up of the flower center!


I used the Stampin’ Blends-Bronze to color the Pearls!


The inside of my Card


It is never joyful to make these cards…but I like to have them in my stash,

should the need for one arises.




Grapefruit Grove- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ folded in half on the score

Basic Black- front and inside mats, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- inside panel, 3.75″ x 5″ ,  scrap for stamping flower and leaves


Share What You Love- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″, cut the top off on a diagonal, then

adhere to the front Basic Black panel.

inside strip, .50″ x 3.75″


Painted Harvest- 2 step stamp set for leaves and flower

Verve Stamps-Forever In Our Hearts, greeting, inside sentiment


Grapefruit Grove- flower, leaf

Calypso Coral- flower detail

Early Espresso- leaf detail, inside sentiment

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- pre stamp for heat embossing

Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder- retired, for greeting

Stampin’ Blends Pen- Bronze, to color the pearls


Leaf Punch- leaves  (flower was fussy cut)

Heat Tool- to heat emboss the greeting


Basic Jewels Pearls- flower center, pearls colored with Bronze Stampin’ Blend Pen


Here is a peek at the card again!




The call came out to feed a crew from another state at out church. I have the makings for a dinner and dessert, I have offered this. Waiting to hear back…things are progressing, but with dotting i’s and crossing t’s…it does take awhile to really get things moving along. The big thing now is getting the services up for the massive curbed trash pick up started. Many can’t strip houses till their Insurance Companies have inspected their homes and the damage. Unfortunately, the wait causes the items to sit longer, and it can cause undamaged items to get damaged from moisture and new mold growing. The Companies are overwhelmed, they are being precise and concise, being patient is hard for many…so many elderly are here and need help cleaning out their homes of all the damaged furniture, flooring, and even cutting out the walls and insulation. Many homes are still without power, the water was that deep. The electrical crews are starting to put up temporary power poles to those homes that were affected. The schools have sent work crews of students and also many churches are sending out their youth groups to help…a GREAT thing, but the needs are greater still. I ask for prayers for New Bern residents…they need help. The businesses are starting to reopen in the Historic Downtown area…but the garbage heaps are there too. I have been through a few things, but this is one of the worst I have seen. The only thing that was worse was 9/11. I am not going to minimize New Bern’s damage, it is great and all over…however, we are not giving in #NewBernStrong!

4 thoughts on “Painted Harvest for PP411”

  1. I like the contrast between the light and dark in the background. It really draws the eye to the lovely sunflower. This is a really nice interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players.

  2. What a delightful color combination! Even though the occasion is somber, this card is sure to bring a warm feeling to the recipient! LOVE Painted Harvest! Thanks for playing with the Players’ sketch this week!

Let me know what you think!