I haven’t been camping in years. When our children were smaller we camped regularly, it made for a more affordable vacation. Hubby and I also became Duke of Edinburgh’s Award instructors for a number of years, guiding young people through the expedition part of their award. That might be one of the reason I love the new Campology Stamp Set. But probably not the only one. I simply think the images are beautifully drawn by one of the artists at Stampin’ Up! This makes my job of designing cards and other projects so much easier.
I began today’s card project with the very detailed lantern image from the Campology Stamp Set.
On a layer of Very Vanilla Card I stamped the image using Soft Suede ink. Then beside it I stamped the “You brighten my path” sentiment.
On a second layer of Very Vanilla Card I stamped the lantern again, in the bottom right corner. Finally I stamped it in the bottom right corner on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
With all the stamping complete I wanted to brighten the lanterns a bit. For that I chose Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.
Right at the bottom of the ‘glass’ I coloured a small triangle using the dark marker. Then I coloured all the glass with the light marker. With that done I was ready to start putting the project together.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Soft Suede Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I cut a piece of Mango Melody Card 1/8″ larger than the sentiment layer. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the sentiment onto the Mango Melody piece. Then I added the assembled layers to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I glued the second Very Vanilla layer on the inside of the card and I was done.
I love the simplicity of this project, both in the stamped elements and the colours used. It really makes that lantern stand out don’t you think?
You can see my first project using the Campology Stamp Set in my blog post Campology – not just for campers.