Simple stamping with a one layer card doesn’t mean the card has to be boring or not have a ‘pop’ to make you smile. My goal is to show you that card making can be simple and fun.
We quickly made this card at one of my late November classes this past week. Clean and simple for sure!
You will need a 4-1/2 x 6″ piece of computer paper (folded at 1/2″ along the top) , a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and a Stampin’ Sponge wedge to create the background ‘pop’.
- Cut a piece of computer paper to 4-1/4″ x 6″. Fold the top over 1/2″. Then punch a circle with the 2-1/4″ punch, centering it left and right, extending the punch as far as possible into the paper from the folded edge top.
- Using a wedge of a Stamping Sponge* and holding the mask securely but ‘hooking’ it over the card front at that 1/2″ fold, tap the sponge on the Balmy Blue ink pad and sponge color from the ‘outside’ of the circle toward the inside, going round and round the circle shape until you’re satisfied with the intensity of the color. Be sure to leave a bit in the center of the circle unsponged. That effect will give off a ‘glow’. Trust me! It’ll look great.
- Set the mask and sponge aside and move to the large tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set. Ink it up using Tranquil Tide ink and position the tree just above the blue circle and off center toward the left.
- Using Tranquil Tide ink to stamp your greeting, also from the Winter Woods stamp set, stamp it (the greeting) in the lower right corner.
- Use the Wink of Stella Clear Pen to add highlights to the tree. The tip of the pen will move some of the color—-don’t worry about that.
I added criss-cross pine boughs to the inside of the card as well as to the envelope. My inside greeting is from an o-l-d stamp set that I’ve held on to for just this purpose.
This card truly exemplifies simple stamping with a one layer card that doesn’t want for charm or pulling a smile from its recipient. And it can be made in far less than ten minutes! Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, for any supplies you might need, or questions you might have, for this card or go to my online Stampin’ Up! store by clicking this link. Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple card.