Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | #simplestamping – Snowman Season
Today I have a quick & easy card to share with you made using the Snowman Season stamp set and coordinating Let It Snow DSP (both in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue). I’m playing along with this month’s #simplestamping challenge, which is to create a Christmas card using only stamps, ink, cardstock and DSP. I might have cheated just a little bit, but the extras I added are optional and this card would still look pretty cute without them 🙂
I used the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to create a simple background for my snowman and love the colours that are in this paper pack. I cut a 10.0 x 14.4cm piece for the first layer and rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch and then adhered a 3.0 x 14.4cm piece towards the bottom.
I added this element to a standard Thick Whisper White card base (10.5 x 14.9cm when folded) and that’s a quick & easy background that took no time at all and can be dressed up any way you’d like 🙂
Of course, I wanted to add one of the cute snowmen from Snowman Season to mine so I stamped this one throwing the snow in the air onto a piece of 6.0 x 6.0cm Whisper White cardstock in Momento Black ink and coloured him in with my Stampin’ Blends Markers.
As this is a snowman the colouring was very simple, I used a Light Balmy Blue marker to add just a little colour around the edges where there might be some shadows and then came in with the Color Lifter to blend out any harsh edges. The only other colours I used were Light Calypso Coral on his cheeks & the Pumpkin Pie combo for his nose.
I rounded the corners on this element as well and popped it up on the front of my card with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a bow of Real Red Curly Ribbon on the top which I adhered with a Mini Dimensional and a couple of slivers of Tear & Tape behind the loops to keep them in place. This little bow is completely optional, but I loved the extra texture it added to my simple card 🙂
I didn’t leave enough room to add a large sentiment to the front of my card so decided to leave that blank and stamp it on the inside instead. This large “Merry Christmas” sentiment is from Snowman Season as well and I simply stamped it and a little snow flurry directly onto the card base with Momento Black ink.
Card Base: 10.5 x 14.9cm (when folded)
DSP: 10.0 x 14.4cm (main pattern)
DSP: 3.0 x 14.4cm (contrasting pattern)
White: 6.0 x 6.0cm (for image)
I really like how this card turned out and it would be a great one to make in bulk as it’s so simple. If you wanted to speed up your cardmaking even more you could use the Notecards & Envelopes which are precut, scored and ready to go, one advantage is that your DSP will go a lot further as they’re smaller and won’t need as much.
Or, you go the opposite route and step it up by adding more layers and embellishments – there is definitely a lack of glitter currently on my sample 😉 I’d be tempted to add extra cardstock layers behind both DSP layers as well as inside, a
little lot of sparkle and maybe some of the Snowfall Puff Paint for even more texture – just throwing that out there 😉
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