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
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