Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | #simplestamping
Hi everyone 🙂 I have a fun card to share with you today that I created for this month’s #simplestamping challenge from Stampin’ Up! We were allowed to use ink, stamps, cardstock & DSP (Designer Series Paper) and to aim for a spooky/whimsical style.
While I did cheat and die cut a few elements, you could definitely recreate this by just cutting the layers with your trimmer and it would still look pretty darn cute 🙂
I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge (FMS447) for the layout which is a great one for a quick & easy card, it’s as if they were made for each other 😉
I decided to go for a more whimsical look and this cute snowman from Snowman Season playing with confetti seemed a fun twist on the standard snow. This image includes snowflakes falling above the snowman, but I did some simple masking (washi tape, post it notes or sticky tape are perfect) to cover that up, inked up the snowman with Momento Black ink, removed the mask and stamped him onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
The confetti image is from Pattern Play and to get a multicoloured look I carefully inked up one end with one colour and then the other end with a second colour. After I done one combo, I cleaned off my stamp & did another until I had as many as I wanted. To add the Purple Posy I used a marker (as we don’t have an ink pad) to add the colour to the stamp which is another option to create a multicoloured image.
To add a little colour to the snowman I stamped a corner my ink pad onto a block and then used a Blender Pen to pick up the ink. I scribbled off some of the ink onto a scrap of paper to lighten the colour and then carefully coloured just a few parts, making sure not to smear the black outlines.
I stamped a sentiment underneath my snowman and die cut it out using the Layering Squares Dies. I added a scalloped Coastal Cabana layer behind and popped this element up with dimensionals on the front of my card.
To decorate my card base I trimmed a piece of Playing With Patterns DSP to 2″ x card height and a 2-1/2″ x card height piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock to layer behind. I used a border die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies to add a scalloped edge and adhered this to a standard Thick Whisper White card base.
To dress up the inside I added a little more stamping and die cut layers to tie in with the front and left off a sentiment to keep my card suitable for a variety of occasions.
As I mentioned earlier I did cheat a little & die cut some of my elements, but you don’t need to do that to achieve the same look, just trim your contrasting cardstock a little bigger and it will look great 🙂 I’m going to add the “extras” that I wasn’t supposed to used as an optional supply list because you just don’t need them to create this fun card 🙂
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