Good Morning! I am feeling really inspired lately. It has been REALLY busy on my end, but I have taken a few extra minutes each day to look at card samples (in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and past catalogs). The annual catalog and past catalogs are a great resource for card ideas. I look at the layout and size and change the colors, stamp sets, and embellishments to suit what products I have on hand or what my need is at the time.
I just love the Simply Sketched hostess set. I would host a thousand parties to get my hands on this set. It is simply amazing. It has three perfect sentiments, Birthday, Sympathy, and Thanks. And three wonderful outline images for coloring with blender pens and aquapainter, bird, flower, and leaves.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- Simply Sketched Stamp Set (hostess)
- Crumb Cake card stock
- Very Vanilla card stock
- Tea for Two (can substitute Afternoon Picnic)
- Staz on Ink
- Crumb Cake ink
- Marina Mist Ink
- Primrose Petals Ink
- Gumball Green Ink
- Blender Pens
- You can recreate this simple 3×3 card with a Crumb Cake base 3″x 6″.
- Cut DSP to 3″ x 1″ and “3 x 1/2”. Use the same opposite side of the DSP, whichever is more patterned, for the smaller strip.
- Cut a piece of 2″ x 3/4″ Vanilla card stock, stamp Thanks in Crumb Cake, and tear edge.
- On a piece of 3″ x 2″ Very Vanilla card stock stamp the bird from Simply Sketched in Staz On ink. Ink just the tip on the leafy stamp and stamp above the bird with Staz On ink. This gives the bird more leaves around him.
- Color the stamped images with blender pens and Marina Mist, Primrose Petals, and Gumball Green ink.
- Carefully rip the left and top edges of the stamped piece of card stock. Adhere all pieces to the card base.
Technique Tip: To tear the edges, I placed the clear block (with no stamp on it) over the image to protect it from being torn. I then tore the paper around the block, using it as a guide and the pressure kept the paper from tearing except along the edge that I wanted torn.