I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with projects created using a single Stampin’ Up! colour (plus a neutral). Yesterday I focused on Blueberry Bushel, before that it was Blackberry Bliss, and before that it was Shaded Spruce.
For today’s simple Sunday project though I thought it would be fun to go even simpler and create a thank you card using only black and white.
I mounted the Bee Thankful Stamp from Stampin’ Up! onto my Stamparatus stamp positioning platform and inked it up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the image onto a layer of Whisper White Card and then reinked the stamp and stamped again to make sure that the black was really crisp and dark.
The large letters on this image are completely open and can be decorated any way you wish. Today my choice was to grab a .01 Journaling Pen and fill the letters with lots of teeny tiny dots in a pointilitist style. The ombre effect comes from placing the dots progressively closer together as I got towards the bottom of each letter. On the leaves I added a little cross-hatching (lines going in one direction and then more lines crossing them at 90 degrees).
Once I’d completed the dots and lines, I wrapped two lengths of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the top of the piece and secured them on the back with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive.
The Basic Black Card base was cut and scored on my Stampin’ Trimmer, folded along the scored line and the crease sharpened with a Bone Folder before the stamped layer was fixed to the front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Going back to the large Bee Thankful Stamp I used my new Simply Shammy to make sure that the stamp was really clean and then used the brush tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker directly on the stamp rubber to colour just the bee. I stamped the bee in the centre towards the top of a layer of Whisper White Card, then repeated the inking and stamping a second time. This piece was then fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
Using the same process I then stamped the bee in the centre of the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope and my very simple project was finished.
I love this stamp, the open letters allow so many different techniques to be used, and that little bee is so cute. I wonder what technique you might use to decorate this image?
If you want to look back at my earlier single colour projects, here’s the links to my blog posts: Shaded Spruce, Heat embossing tips (featuring Blackberry Bliss) and Beautiful Promenade (featuring Blueberry Bushel).
Well that’s it from me for now. Whatever you are doing today, I hope you’re able to find time for a little creativity of your own.