SAB #SimpleStamping Saturday Thoughtful Blooms. Welcome back to another #SimpleStamping project using items from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue, you remember the one with all the FREE items!! I thought that today I would do something a little different, a monochrome design.
Starting with my Quick/Simple option, using just the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes and 2 shades of grey ink. I always think that monochrome projects look particularly elegant, especially if they are in shades of grey. I used both Basic Gray and Smoky Slate inks, using the Basic Gray stamped off for the lightest shade. This is a very quick project to put together, so it would be very easy to mass produce these as Thank You cards for an event.
The Casual version, as usual, introduces some coloured card and Whisper White. There is a little more technique with this one as I stamped the chain link across the whole of the top and bottom of the card (three times at the bottom), overlapping the ends so they made a continuous pattern. Because the stamps are clear it makes it really quite simple to get a good result overlapping. The flowers were stamped on a scrap of card and then punched with the Small Bloom before shaping them and adding a silver pearl from the Metallic Pearl pack to the centre of each, and one next to the sentiment.
The Avid version included some Vellum Card for the flowers. Because this is not absorbent, you can use Clear Embossing powder with Classic Ink to get a coloured embossing effect. I did a few flowers this way and a few with Versamark and Shimmer White powder. All the flowers have Shimmer Black centres and a Rhinestone to highlight the sparkle. The chain link was a little tricky because I used Versamark Ink, which is clear until you put the powder on. I didn’t manage to line it up perfectly, but it was not too bad either.
Of course I stamped the envelope for the Simple version (and will be doing something similar for the others when they are ready to go in the post). This time I stamped on the flap, starting with full strength Basic Gray, then Smoky Slate and stamped off Basic Gray. I also stamped the inside of each of the cards, just one flower in the bottom right hand corner. Something that simple can make such a difference.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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