I am starting to participate in a new challenge with The Paper Players which you can visit by clicking HERE to see all of the entries. The challenge for this week is “Clean and Simple”. This means there are minimal layers, little to no embellishments and lots of white space.
This cute little kitty is in the Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black to color the image. The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic Gray CS: 1 x 5 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 5/8 x 5 inches.
I believe it is very important to let your children know that you are proud of them from time to time. Fortunately I have four beautiful children who I am very proud of. This card will be mailed to my lovely daughter, who is not only working full time and but is also taking four courses at the local community college. I am very proud of all of her accomplishments.
Today’s card is an Easy Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Birthday card made with the Dandy Garden 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP). Just a reminder that Sale-a-bration is only until February 28, 2021- so be sure to place your qualifying order to get FREE product before then.
I really love the simplicity of the Enjoy the Moment images. These images remind me of when I took Botany as an undergraduate and had to make sketches of all the Botanical specimens.
Here is a photo of this beautiful stamp set. Can you name any of the plant seed pods pictured? Leave a comment below if you can. I will be telling you the answer for one of them.
Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 5 inches, 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches; Dandy Garden 6 x 6 inch DSP: 2 x 4 3/4 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 2 x 4 inches and 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches.
The first step is to stamp the poppy seed pods in Early Espresso ink onto the 2 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Tip: The darker colors of ink, including the Early Espresso ink, seem to dry more slowly. Because of this, avoid brushing your hand over the image until it is completely dry, so you do not smear it.
Next stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment onto the 5/8 x 2 1/8 inch Very Vanilla CS.
Putting It All Together
To start assembling the card pieces, adhere the poppy seed pods onto the 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Early Espresso CS. Tip: Since the ink does dry more slowly, I turn the card piece over to rub it. This will allow the adhesive to adhere evenly.
The next step is to adhere the “Happy Birthday” to the 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch Early Espresso CS.
Lastly, adhere the 2 x 4 3/4 inch Dandy Garden DSP to the 2 1/4 x 5 inch Early Espresso CS. Fold the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line with the Bone Folder. Adhere the card piece to the front on the right hand side.
Now you can adhere the poppy seed pod card piece to the card front on the left hand side.
To complete the card use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment to the card front.
Viola! That was one quick and easy card!
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The card for today will be a #simplestamping card because I will use only stamps, ink and paper (and a punch). There is a set of stamps made by Stampin’ Up! to help you easily create your own scenes. Sending Sunshine is the one I will use today. The other similar stamp sets are My Meadow and Snow Front. All of these sets are in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
This really is a very simple card to create. You will be surprised.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches (card base), 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Balmy Blue CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Use the Memento Black Ink to stamp the sentiment “Hoping Your Day is Perfect” onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Take care to position the stamped sentiment so that you can punch it out with the 2 inch Circle Punch.
Lay the layers of the card on the card front and position the sentiment. Move it slightly downward and trace the edge. This will help make sure that the scene is positioned properly.
Place the 2 3/4 x 3 2/4 inch Whisper White CS on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. When using the Photopolymer stamps (the see-through ones) you need a slight cushion. You could also use your catalog. I cover my Pierce Mat with white scrap paper to avoid getting ink on it. I put the black paper down so you could see the card piece better. Stamp the smaller water onto the Whisper White CS. I placed mine slightly to the right so that it would not be covered by the sentiment later.
Apply the Daffodil Delight ink to the bottom portion of the setting sun stamp. Apply the Calypso Coral ink only to the upper portion by placing the stamp on the edge of the ink pad.
Carefully line up the setting sun and the horizon of the water. Mine is a little too high, but I opted to just let it be. (It’s the little imperfections that make a handmade card special!)
Use the Granny Apple Green ink to stamp the larger branch of leaves. Add some of the smaller branches to make the trees more full.
I added some faint clouds with the Balmy Blue ink by first stamping onto my scrap paper, then stamping onto the card piece. This is called Stamping Off.
To help the sentiment stand out a little, I used a Sponge Dauber with Balmy Blue ink to sponge the edge.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Balmy Blue CS to the Whisper White CS card base, then adhere your stamped card piece. I prefer to use the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue because when I first put the card piece down, I can wiggle it a little to make sure it is straight.
Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and put it in place on the card front being sure to cover the pencil marks.
The card is finished. However, if you would like to add a little Bling! you could use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the water to make it sparkle.
Viola! See how quick and simple that was! Experiment with different colors and combinations of the stamps from the Sending Sunshine stamp set, or combine it with the My Meadow or Snow Front. There are endless possibilities to the scenes you can create!
Hello! I hope you all are staying well. If you are working at home during this Coronavirus Pandemic, I hope you are taking some time for fun and relaxation. Look ahead and see who has a Birthday coming up. My Brother In Law has a birthday at the beginning of April. I decided to go ahead and make his card today.
This is a really quick and simple card. I used the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home and High Tide Stamp sets for the sea images, and the Itty Bitty Birthdays for the sentiment. Click on the title of the stamp set to go to the online store and view it.
Measurements: Whisper White cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches; Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; Night of Navy: 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches and Seaside Spray CS: 4 x 3 1/2 inches.
The first step is to stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Night Of Navy ink onto the 4 x 3 1/2 inch piece of Seaside Spray CS. Stamp towards the bottom and in the center.
Cover the sentiment with sticky note tape. This is a mask. Stamp the lighthouse and the sail boat in the Night Of Navy ink.
Use the waves image stamp from the High Tide stamp set to make it appear that the sail boat is in water.
Lastly, stamp the seagulls from the High Tide stamp set onto the upper right hand corner. If you want fewer seagulls, there is a similar stamp in the Sailing Home set but there are only 3 birds.
Let dry then remove the mask. Adhere the stamped piece to the 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 inch Night of Navy CS piece.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the card piece.
Use the Bone Folder to get a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch scoreline on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of Whisper White CS. Adhere the Come Sail Away DSP piece to the front of the card base, slightly to the left side.
And there you have a really nice card. But, I wanted to add a little something to give it more panache.
I tied a small piece of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine on the anchor from the Sail Away Trinkets and attached it to the card with a glue dot.
Viola! You have a great masculine birthday card! That was a fast one!
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you get a chance to make some birthday cards for you friends and family. Nothing says “I care about you” like a homemade card or gift!
Stampin’ Up! Products used include: Stamp Set: Sailing Home #149457, High Tide #143006 and Itty Bitty Birthdays #148618; Paper: Whisper White CS #100730, Night Of Navy CS #100867, Seaside Spray CS #150883 and the Come Sail Away DSP #149481; Ink: Night Of Navy #147110; Clear Blocks: C #118486, G #118489, and H #118490; Bone Folder #102300; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 and Glue Dots #103683; and Embellishments: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine #149483 and Sail Away Trinkets #149482. The sticky note tape I have was purchased at a big box store but you can find it online here