Great Layout #1

Friday Simple Stamping – Sketch Challenge

December 4, 2020

It always amazes me how quickly one can get behind. I find this happens to me near a month end. I am updating my calendar of events. My class happens and before you know it, the personal deadlines I have set for myself were yesterday and beyond. Making up for lost time with this post!

Encouraging you to be creative and to craft, I have selected a very easy layout that always results in very nice cards.  Your choice of paper, stamp and ink will yield very different looks.  Using this layout, I created three cards.  Using different techniques and/or tools can increase the complexity.  Let your imagination take you along for the ride.

This is the Sketch: 


Easy – Perfectly Plaid


Paper, Stamp and Ink.  A simple sentiment and lots of patterned paper.  I chose the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper (DSP).  For the focal image, I used the coordinating Pine Tree punch to cut the Mossy Meadow polka dot DSP tree. Finishing off the card with a little bit of red ribbon.

A quick and easy festive holiday card.

Step Up – Fine Art Floral


Showcasing a few new products:  Fine Art Floral designer series paper and the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder.  This card is a little simpler than the previous card as the focal image is the gorgeous painted rose(s) found within the designer series paper. I stepped this card up by using the embossing folder on the Petal Pink mat.

A very pretty card oozing with feminine charm.

Stepped Up – Jolly Gingerbread House


Stepping Up this card, I heat embossed the Gingerbread House stamp from the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit: Jolly Gingerbread with White Embossing Powder on Cinnamon Cider card stock.  Using the fine-tipped Water Painter brush, I bleached out various elements of the house.  I then, re-colored the house with a variety of Stampin’ Write Markers.  The gingerbread house out was then fussy cut.

To mimic the look of gingerbread, I embossed the Cinnamon Cider mat with the retired Quilt Top embossing folder, patted it with Versamark ink and added White Embossing Powder.  In lieu of a ribbon, I chose to use a row of Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots to complete the card.

I just want to break off a piece of that “gingerbread”!  Do you like gingerbread?

Here are a few detail shots and the challenges I am participating in:

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like these cards? Want to make them?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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