This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch intended for you to use up some of those half-inch scraps you keep for another day project. Well today is the day!
All of the cards I made use some manner of scrap strips from my bins. Where the scraps originally came from is not important. Look at what you have and play with them.
I intentionally kept all of these cards simple. #SimpleStamping. Only Ink, Stamp and Paper!
#1 – Simple Friendship
Following the layout of the sketch, I chose four colors of a pearlized paper I used years ago to make Easter cards. The current Color Throw Down Challenge – CTD628 is to use Pink, Lavender, Yellow and Green.
From the stamp set, Cue the Confetti, I stamped a different image onto the cardstock colors with Basic Gray ink. In effect, creating my own patterned paper. I laid out the strips, figured out where the sentiment from, Enjoy the Moment, should go and stamped it onto Shimmery White cardstock to play up the pearly effect. I then committed to adhering the strips. As there were two Pink strips and two Yellow strips, I opted for Highland Heather ink and a Just Jade card base to balance the elements.
#2 – Black and White Birthday
I have a distinct love for Stampin’ Up!’s black and white Designer Series Papers. The strips used came from a variety of packages. Can you name them all? I chose to use nine designs and wove them in a tight pattern. I liked the Masculine vibe and decided to use Smoky Slate for the panel and Basic Black for the card base.
Stampin’ Up!’s February #SimpleStamping theme Challenge is Birthday, so I chose the bolder sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, to complete this card.
#3 – Floral Birthday
I still had a bit of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper about. I created a few half-inch strips and tried to arrange them in the cross-hatch pattern suggested by the sketch. I just didn’t like it.
Sketches are suggestions. The exercise was to use scrap strips. So, I opted for a horizontal layout to showcase the patterns. They looked best on a Pool Party panel supported by a Basic White card base.
For contrast and to tie in to the Floral strip, the sentiment from, Posted for You, is stamped in Mossy Meadow.
Three different, yet simple cards. Do you have a favorite? Let me know.
Thanks for spending some of your time with me. I hope you decide to create with your scrap strips.
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