Lovely You Simple Stamping Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you this Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Simple Stamping card. ‘Simple Stamping’ cards are those which require only stamps, ink and card, and as such, are great for beginners or for when you are short on time. This Stamp Set will be available in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. To request your copy click here.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you’ll find my video tutorial.

This card was created for a CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. The sketch is shown below. You can find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in here.

Here is my project (and card making doesn’t get much simpler than this)…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. The three different foliage images are stamped directly onto the card in Shaded Spruce, Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz ink. The flowers are stamped in Highland Heather ink.

The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White cardstock and trimmed using the Paper Trimmer. This is simply adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This is such a quick and simple card to create but still manages to pack a real punch! You could even produce it using only two ink pads if you only have one shade of green!

What do you think?

Do you enjoy Simple Stamping? I find these types of project are great when I am short on time or if I am batch making cards. They are also perfect for introducing friends or family to card making if they have never done it before.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. The Stamp Set is not available at the time of writing (unless you purchase the Starter Kit, see below) but the item code is 152525 – you can enter this code in my online shop from 3rd June 2020.

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Absolutely Fabulous!

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the latest AAA Cards Challenge. Click the link to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in. The guidelines for the challenge are shown below…

You may have guessed which TV show inspired my card from the title of my post! Here is another ‘clue’…

Source: Wikipedia

Here is my card…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Mango Melody cardstock and that is followed by a 13.9 x 10 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Although only a single image was allowed I wanted to get more colour onto the card so I decided to ink up the stamp using Sponge Daubers to get a multi-colour effect. The image is from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Backgrounds Stamp Set. I tried to match the colours from the TV show’s title image and used: Mango Melody, Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch.

What do you think?

I hope you like my project. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase the supplies used (while stocks last as some of these are retiring products!) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You can also purchase any other Stampin’ Up! products.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Real Red Colour Challenge 2

Hello and welcome back to this month’s Colour Challenge! April’s randomly selected colour was Real Red and we’ve already had Week 1 – the monochrome challenge. If you missed it, you can find it here.

Week 2 sees Real Red combined with Coastal Cabana and Old Olive. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set to create a scene, with the help of my trusty Sponge Brayers!

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Basic Black cardstock. If you really don’t want a black card base I would recommend at least framing the card front with a layer of Basic Black – try it, you’ll be surprised how much difference it makes! I have then used a layer of Whisper White cardstock for the main card front.

I created a mask using a piece of scrap paper. I simply ripped the paper in order to create a ‘natural’ landscape type outline. Remember to keep both halves of the mask! I placed the bottom half of the mask over the card front and held in place using masking tape. The two images (single poppy and group of poppies) were then stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

With the mask still in place, and ensuring that the ink was dry, I used a sponge brayer to apply to Coastal Cabana ink in order to form the sky. I then swapped to the other half of the mask and created the grass using a sponge brayer and Old Olive ink.

Using a Journaling Pen, I outlined the shape of the grass such that the group of poppies appear to be beyond the ‘hill’ while the single poppy appears to be on top, in the foreground.

The poppies were coloured using one of the abstract in-fill stamps in Real Red ink. You could colour them using more traditional methods if you prefer a more realistic look.

The card front was adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I decided not to put a sentiment on the card as it has a ‘note card’ feel and can thus be used for any occasion – or ‘just because’.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card yourself? You an purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Timeless Tulips Card

Hello and welcome to Week 4 of my Pear Pizzazz Colour Challenge. This week the other colours are Poppy Parade and Garden Green. I chose to create a Spring / Easter themed card using the beautiful Timeless Tulips Stamp Set.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I have then cut a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock which will be the main card front. I die cut a circle from a piece of scrap cardstock to form a mask. I find it easiest to get the mask in the correct position if the scrap cardstock is cut to the same size as the Whisper White layer before cutting out the circle.

I positioned the mask and held it in place using masking tape. I stamped the tulips in Poppy Parade ink such that some flowers are complete and some go ‘outside’ the mask. I then stamped the stems in Garden Green ink.

Once the ink was dry, I applied Pear Pizzazz ink through the mask using a Sponge Brayer. This produces a beautiful ‘frame’ for your stamped images.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card front in Garden Green ink and the card front adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next time…

Join me next week for more inspiration using Pear Pizzazz. In the meantime if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) you can click here or on the individual links below.

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®