#simplestamping – Piece of Cake

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | #simplestamping – Piece of Cake

Today I have a #simplestamping project to share with you made using the Piece of Cake stamp set & Watercolor Pencils which can be found in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. I’m also using a simple repeat stamping technique which is a great way to create an easy background that can really step your project up.

This month’s #simplestamping challenge is to create a birthday card using just stamps, ink & paper and to keep it simple. I’m not sure if today’s project completely fits the bill, but this card really isn’t hard, it just takes a little extra time 🙂

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To create my simple background I first measured the height of my image (x) and then used a ruler and pencil to lightly draw diagonal lines x + a little extra – for a nice gap. I did use my grid paper to make this even easier, but if you don’t have any and find the diagonal lines too difficult to keep straight, try horizontal lines, it will look just as effective.

After I’d drawn my lines I stamped my image repeatedly in Momento Black ink. It helps that Piece of Cake is a photopolymer stamp set so I could line them up easily, they’re not completely straight, but I don’t mind that look and just went with it.

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After I’d finished stamping all my candles I used my Watercolor Pencils to colour them in and as I’d used Whisper White cardstock and Momento Black ink, I just used them as a pencil. I cut down this panel and layered it onto a Basic Black one and then a Thick Whisper White card base.

I stamped one of the cakes and a smaller sentiment onto some scrap Whisper White in Bermuda Bay ink and the cake stand & candles in Momento Black. I coloured all my images in with the Watercolor Pencils again and fussy cut the candles & sentiment and used the coordinating punch for the cake & cake stand.

I found a circle in my Basic Black cardstock scraps which was the perfect size for my cake and really helped it stand out from the background. I added a Basic Black border to my small sentiment as well and this finished off my card front.

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I cut the same layers as my card front for the inside and stamped and coloured the candles along the top and bottom for a simple decoration that helps tie the inside and outside of my card together nicely 🙂

I really enjoyed creating today’s card, it was great to break out my Watercolor Pencils again, I haven’t used them in ages! This repeat stamping is such an easy technique to make some of your smaller images become the star of the show, I hope you’ll try it with some of your favourites 🙂

Cheers,
Karen

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