Great Layout #3

Friday Simple Stamping – Sketch Challenge

December 18, 2020

The last #simplestamping challenge of the year.  If you have time to create over the Holidays, review all of the sketches for this and the last two weeks, make some cards and have fun!

Today’s sketch is another easy layout.  Your choice of paper, stamp(s) 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 carry you forward.

This is the Sketch: 

Easy – Boho Indigo Product Medley – Thank You

The Boho Indigo Product Medley has it all!  This one-stop kit includes the stamp set, the patterned papers, specialty die cuts and textured papers along with matching dies (not used today) and coordinating ribbons and sweet little floral blooms. So easy to create when everything is at your fingertips.

I selected coordinating colored cardstock:  Misty Moonlight, Just Jade and Very Vanilla cut to the measures as per the sketch.  Stamped the Vase (which I fussy cut) and the Sentiment in Misty Moonlight.  Chose two patterns from the Designer Series Paper selections included with the kit and cut the two squares, added a little Golden Ribbon, popped out the Leaf Die-Cuts and put it all together. 

Pretty simple yet simply pretty!

Step Up – Playful Pets with Well Said – Friend


To step up this card, I dry embossed the Basic Black back mat panel with the Tasteful Textures 3D embossing folder and stamped the sentiment from Well Said in Versamark and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  Such an easy technique that packs a great WOW feature.

Showcasing the Playful Pets patterned paper, I chose two of the patterns for the squares, another for the top panel and fussy cut the cute pooch from another.

A fun card for the friend who loves his or her adorable dog!

Stepped Up – Dandy Garden with Dragonfly Wishes – Thank You


Another sneak peek of some new products coming in January. 

Stepping Up this card, I stamped the sentiment from Dragonfly Wishes on to Vellum using the Clear Color heat set embossing technique using Mossy Meadow ink.

This time, I used a piece of Bumble Bee patterned paper from Dandy Garden for the mat panel in the back.  I cut down one of the 3” x 4” cards from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack (Bumble Bee and White Dandelion Poofs) for the top panel.  For color variation, I chose to use Mossy Meadow as the mat. 

The cut squares are Whisper White and dry embossed with the Dandelion 3D embossing folder.  The embossed Dandelions are highlighted with Wink Of Stella glimmer paint but it is hard to see in the photograph.  The Early Espresso spent Dandelion Stems were die-cut using the Dandy Wishes Dies and arranged over the card front matching the card base.

The Vellum sentiment is added over the stems and the Champagne Basic Jewel Rhinestones hide the glue dot adhesive and were also used for a little bling at the base of the spent poofs.

A very natural and organic card.

Note:  Clear Color Embossing – Stamp image/sentiment in Versamark first, them stamp again in choice of color.  If you have a Stampin’ Buddy or Fingerprint duster, rub over paper to remove static.  Stamp image on to paper.  Add Clear Embossing Powder over stamped image.  Knock off excess powder.  Heat Set.  You can emboss any color with this method.

Hope you have found some inspiration with these series of Sketches.  It has been fun creating the various different looks. Thanks for playing along!

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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