Tuscan Vineyard Grapes

Tuscan Vineyard Grapes

After seeing many wonderful samples of the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set I thought “dang it, I have to get that set”.  Lol!  Today’s post is the first design from my June Stamp Class……my Tuscan Vineyard Grapes.

I used the new color Gorgeous Grape along with Old Olive.  The colors together give this design an amazing punch of color.

BASE:  The Crumb Cake base starts with a layer of Gorgeous Grape.  Then another layer of Crumb Cake that I stamped a frame of “Corks” in Crumb Cake ink.  [TIP:  Stamp the top and bottom first, then fill in with the sides.]  This tone on tone gives a nice all over background when the Old Olive rectangle is layered on top.  Love it!

BACKGROUND:  I had been working on the design for a while and it wasn’t quite coming together.  I started thinking what isn’t working and then I realized it was too structured (straight lines).  My aha moment was……HELLO……try tearing the edges……perfect!  It gives an amazing texture and just enough of a rustic feel.  Woohoo!  This layer I then popped with Dimensionals.

The “Grapes” image from the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set was stamped onto Shimmery White with Stazon Black.  I went with Shimmery White because Very Vanilla was too “dark” and Whisper White was too bright.  The Shimmery White is just the right mix of each.

The “Grapes” were colored with Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive and Soft Suede inks.  I’ve seen on many colored images that they lightly outline the image, I tried this in Smoky Slate and it was amazing how it made it pop.  Next I cut the image with a Layering Ovals Framelit.  I cut two more ovals in Gorgeous Grape.  You cut one Gorgeous Grape oval in half horizontally and the other vertically.  This is the easiest way to get a narrow (1/16″) reveal.  The stacked ovals were adhered to the Old Olive torn layer.  I was doing my “happy chair dance”.  [giggle]

Tuscan Vineyard Grapes Inside

To finish the inside I layered Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White.  Then I added strip of Crumb Cake stamped with the “Corks” another of the fun images included with this rustic stamp set in Crumb Cake in as well.  Finally I tore the edges here as well to tie in with the card front.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great day and come back soon.


  • STAMP:  Tuscan Vineyard
  • PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, Whisper White, Shimmery White
  • INK:  Stazon-Jet Black, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Laying Ovals


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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