Woot! It’s a Paper Smooches day here.
It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the gang’s are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches April stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on April 1st. You will find them HERE. Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.
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Ok. Enough talk.
Let’s get on with the project. So meet today’s card!
I used the brand new Simply Said stamp set. This is a great new sentiment stamp set.
I wanted to do something a little different with it today and make a fairly simple, totally easily to re-create card that just used stamps from the set. I don’t know about you all, but I think sometimes it’s easy to get lost in trying to make a masterpiece - the pretty card. There are days I need to remind myself that it’s OK to make the it’s practical, do-able cards. They are just as appreciated.
Anyway, here’s what I did:
* I picked three phrases from the Simply Said set that worked together. Then, I stamped one of them smack in the middle of my card front with a dark color of ink. (Note: For demonstration purposes here, I’m using white cardstock.)
* I took one more sentiment from the set and stamped it in a different color of ink (not as dark as the first).
* Then, I took one final sentiment and stamped it in lines over and over above and below the initial stamping.
I kept going and going until I got something that worked well for a card front. I finished stamping and thought, “You know, that would work cool with some other colors of cardstock so I am going to do it again.”
Following the same scheme, I made a couple more cards just like it.
In fact, here they are all are lined up.
Same scheme, just different colors of cardstock.
That’s all for now. See you again.
Thanks for stopping by today.