I was thrilled to see that Stampin' Up made a buffalo check stamp for us to use for a background. I had to get it immediately and here is my first card made with this wonderful stamp. I used Cajun Craze ink and applied it with a brayer to the stamp and used my Stamparatus to ensure a straight stamp and even color throughout the stamp. I cut the Crushed Curry paper larger than the stamp itself in order to make sure that the edges of the stamped area were of equal width all around the card. Then I just cut away the excess paper to make it fit the card.
In the rectangle in the center of the card I chose Early Expresso (4 x 3) as the background to the stamped white card (2 3/4 x 3 3/4). On the white card stock I stamped the sunflower image twice from the Painted Harvest stamp set. Once I stamped it on the small square card stock, I used a piece of white card stock to stamp the other and hand cut out the sunflower. This was added to the front of the card on dimensionals. I added some leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set and used the framelits from the Foliage Frame set to create some 3 D sunflower and leaf images. The sunflower was stamped in Crushed Curry with Early Expresso centers and Old Olive leaves. The 3 D sunflower was stamped in Crushed Curry and Early Expresso, then hand cut and I added the Foliage Frame leaves in Mossy Meadow. A little piece of Burlap ribbon was added to the edge of the card and I also made a loop of ribbon to add a little different slant on ribbon. And that's it...this card is beautiful and gives a homey, country feel.. I hope you like it!