Great Layout #2

Friday Simple Stamping – Sketch Challenge

December 11, 2020

Continuing to encourage you to be creative and to craft, I have selected another easy layout that helps you to make lovely 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 – Heal Your Heart with Dragonfly Garden


Paper, Stamp and Ink.  A simple sentiment and lots of patterned paper.  I chose to give you a sneak peek of a few new products coming in January. 

The sentiment is from the free Sale-a-bration stamp set Heal Your Heart and the floral image is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set.  The Designer Series Paper is also a free Sale-a-bration choice, Oh, So Ombre in the Rococo Rose color matched to a Smoky Slate card base and mat. 

A very subtle sympathy card.

Step Up – Sending Sunshine with Boho Indigo and See the Good


Can’t forget the Annual Catalog offerings.  Inspired by the color challenge from Colour INKspiration, I selected the frond from the See the Good stamp set which I placed into the fussy cut Magenta Madness rattan vase from the Boho Indigo Product Medley stamp set.

To step up this card, I created my own Designer Series Paper by stamping the splatter stamp, also from See the Good, in a random pattern in the three chosen colors: Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green.  I added texture using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder on the Whisper White panel which I matted in Granny Apple Green. The sentiment from Sending Sunshine is matted in Magenta Madness and all are mounted on a Bermuda Bay card base.  Bling, anyone?  Three Basic Jewel Rhinestones were colored with Stampin’ Blends to match.

A bright, cheerful happy card.

Stepped Up – Magical Creatures


Over at Just Add Ink, this week’s JA1535 challenge is Magical Creatures

I wanted to have a little fun with this Sketch and see what I could come up with for this theme.  I chose to add a circle element instead of a square but everything else remains the same.

The only thing I had that was remotely “magical” was the retired Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating Glimmer Paper which I bought on the off chance that I would need to create a child’s birthday card.  The various characters: dragons, dragon slayers, magicians and mermaids are perfect for fussy cutting. So, my chosen magical creature is a Merry Mermaid.

Stepping Up this card, I stamped part the sentiment from Christmas Means More once on the Designer Series Paper in Pretty Peacock and then again, slightly off for a shadow effect with Versamark and heat set with White Embossing Powder

My little mermaid and her seahorse friend are popped up and set upon a piece of the current Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  No other embellishments were used because the white Glimmer Paper certainly adds enough sparkle!   

Imagine bobbing about in a nice warm sea…especially as winter sets in on the Northern Hemisphere.

These are the challenges:

  • Colour INKspiration – CI91 (Choose 3 or more colors)
  • Just Add Ink Challenge:  JAI534 – Color (Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz)
  • Friday Simple Stamping:  Great Layouts – Number 2

Hope that I have inspired you…thanks for spending some of your time with with me. Cheers, Jolanda

Any questions? Just ask!

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?
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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.

4 thoughts on “Great Layout #2

  1. Lovely line up Yolanda and your magical mermaid card is perfect for our Just Add Ink challenge. Lots of lovely sparkle too. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.


  2. A lovely collection of sketch inspiration Jolanda! Your cute mermaid is perfect for our Magical Creatures challenge and I’m guessing would be very pretty and sparkly in real life too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


  3. What a lovely collection of looks for the sketch. I love all the sparkle of your pretty mermaid card, a wonderful take on our magical creatures challenge. Thanks for playing along with us.


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