#SimpleStamping Saturday – Sending Hugs. I am thrilled to announce that I am bringing back #SimpleStamping Saturday. I know a lot of you have missed these projects, so I hope you are as excited by this as I am. It does mean that I will NOT be holding Live Crafting on a Saturday morning for the foreseeable future. With Summer finally arriving in the UK, my Saturday mornings are becoming busy with gardening and outside activities. So, this week I am bringing you three projects using the Sending Hugs Bundle in the new Annual Catalogue.
You probably remember that I always start #SimpleStamping cards by using one of our Note Cards and Envelopes, and today is no different. I simple stamped the large image in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with Watercolour Pencils. As the image is in a sketch style, I decided not to use the blender pen and embraced the ‘sketch’ look by simply colouring. I did use colours from both sets of Watercolour Pencils (sorry!) The envelope flap was also stamped with this large stamp, but only the top floral. You can see how I did this in the video.
Stepped Up Version 1
The first stepped up version is still a stamped and coloured image, but this time I have introduced the 2021 – 2023 InColor Stampin’ Blends, well all but the Fresh Freesia. I layered the coloured image onto Pale Papaya and Polished Pink before adding to a Basic Black card base. Very simple, but I think the addition of the coloured layers between the Basic Black and the image make a huge difference to the finished card.
Stepped Up Version 2
OK, so the final version was my excuse to have a real ‘play. I sprayed a piece of Shimmer White Card with 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol before adding Reinker in Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya. When it was still quite wet I tipped the card so that the inks ran together and dribbled up and down the page. It was such fun! Once it was dry I die cut the large image and layered this onto some Basic Black card, which I had added some splatter of Wink of Stella. The layering is the same as for the previous version, but with the addition of a piece of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon. I hope you like the result of my self indulgence.
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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)
Third Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8″ (14 x 9.6cm)
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″
Third Mat – 5 x 3-3/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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