Have you ever challenged yourself to use only stamps, ink and paper to create a card? It’s a little tougher than you think. Especially when your style is lots of dimension and layers. But, in my Wishing you Well birthday card I did just that. Let’s all take part in the #simplestamping revolution!!
A lovely friend and fellow talented card maker asked if I would rally my local crafters to create Cards for the Troops. We got together to create over 130 cards in just one afternoon. One of the rules was that we couldn’t use too many layers or dimension. That would cause the soldiers to have to add extra postage and we didn’t want that to happen.
But, of course, we all wanted to produce beautiful cards for them to share with their family and friends. The Wishing You Well stamp set is one of our DistINKtive sets. In just one stamping motion you get both highlights and low lights and look at all that dimension with just ink. My color combo was Garden Green, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Soft Suede.
The super cute bee comes from the Touches of Texture set that you can find in our Annual Catalog. Coloring him in with our Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker added just the right amount of color to make him pop off the page. Just another little trick to give your card dimension without adding layers.
To give my Wishing You Well birthday card a little more interest and dimension I used a thumping technique with the stamp from Timeless Textures. Would you like to learn how to do that? Here’s another one of my FREE video tutorials for you. Not only will I teach you this little technique but also some tips for using our Stamparatus to make creating multiples a snap!
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Stamped Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
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Sending a handmade card is a gift in itself and you can do it too! Simple stamping is quick, easy and you don’t need many supplies. Using only stamps, ink and paper, I created this lovely card. Creating a stack of these will be a breeze and I’m here to show you how.
Ok, I know this might seem difficult, but I’m here to let you know it’s truly simple and quick. I think sometimes we forget that all we need to create beautiful handmade cards is stamps, ink and paper. In this simple stamping project that’s all I used. The gorgeous Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper was the inspiration.
All the Stampin’ Up! packages have a “cheat sheet” on the back. It lists all the colors used in that paper. What a great starting point in choosing a color palette. My color combo for my simple stamping experience was Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow.
Healing Hugs is one of our DistINKtive sets. What does that mean? You can achieve a fabulous tonal image in one stamping. The highlights and lowlights are designed in the stamp itself. Pretty awesome, don’t you think?
Another simple technique is what’s referred to as fussy cutting. All you need is a pair of paper snips. You remember the days of paper dolls or kindergarten class projects? That’s how I cut out that gorgeous rose and leaves.
I would love to show you up close and personal how truly simple stamping can be. And how I created this beautiful card. Here’s my FREE video tutorial, hope you enjoy it.
See, I told you it was simple! Now I’ll bet you want to create a stack of these for all your family and friends, don’t you? Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Designer Series Paper – Petal Promenade DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Accent Band – Petal Promenade DSP – 1″ x 3 3/4″
- Rose and Leaves – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
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Happy Stamping, Susan