Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | #simplestamping Birthday
This month’s #simplestamping theme is to create a birthday card using only stamps, ink and paper plus a layer of DSP (Designer Series Paper) if desired and of course, to keep it simple 🙂
I’m using the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set for my card today and a little piece of the Share What You Love DSP to add some extra colour and pattern.
I couldn’t choose which colour cardstock to go with so decided to make two of the same card just changing up the ink and cardstock.
TIP: This is a simple way to change-up any layout that you like and make it suitable for a wide range of occasions.
I used the colours in the DSP to narrow down my choices of what inks and cardstock I wanted to use (coordinating colours are listed on the back of each DSP pack and in the catalogue) and decided to go with Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Tranquil Tide for today’s project.
I stamped the large coloured layer with one of the small confetti images in the same ink to create a subtle tone-on-tone pattern and extra interest to this simple card. This is a great way to create your own backgrounds and help pad out a limited DSP supply 🙂
The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of cardstock and trimmed afterwards with my Stampin’ Trimmer, I flagged one end and added the blower image at the other as the gap was a little big. This image is two stamps, but as this set is photopolymer it’s easy to line up – practice on some copy paper first if you need too, I always do 😉
I like to finish my cards on the inside in a similar way to the front, this is completely optional, but I do find if I have lots of layers on the front it helps to balance my card to have a little weight inside.
I added the same coloured and Crumb Cake layers as the front and stamped another sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to finish it off.
Card Base: Crumb Cake
1/2 an A4 sheet of cardstock, scored & folded in half, finished size 10.5 x 14.8cm
Layer 1: Rich Razzleberry or Tranquil Tide
10.0 x 14.3cm (x2)
Layer 2: Crumb Cake
7.0 x 11.3cm (x2)
Layer 3: Share What You Love DSP
6.5 x 10.8cm
Well that’s my #simplestamping card for this month, hopefully I did better than last time 😉 This was a really fun card to make and was made easier by the great coordination that Stampin’ Up! offers. I love that I can get DSP, ink, cardstock and embellishments in all the colours, that was one of the reasons I signed up to be a Demonstrator, everything goes together and I can find it all in one place which makes it easy for me to get on with creating 🙂
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