One of the things I love about papercrafting is the way I’m constantly inspired to create something new. While it’s definitely fun to use dies, punches, embossing folders and other tools, they aren’t essential. In fact I enjoy going back to basics to create projects that need no special tools or techniques. That’s why I created Simple Sunday, it’s one day that’s always reserved for a simple project that anyone can do. Today’s card was made at the end of last year and I’m delighted with how it turned out.
FULL OF LOVE
When designing this card I wanted to create something that didn’t require special colouring techniques. This large image from the Full Of Love Stamp Set was perfect for what I had in mind.
I began by cutting two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Basic White Card. On one I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the large image in the centre (towards the top). Then below that I stamped “sending love your way”. On the second Basic White piece I stamped the small flower and leaf image in the centre near the top. I also stamped this flower in the centre of the flap on a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Next I pulled out the Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers. First, using the brush tip of the Soft Suede pen I coloured one half of each of the large leaves. Then I used the writing tip to draw diagonal lines on the other half of each leaf. Next I used the writing tip of the Early Espresso pen to colour in the centres of the three main flowers, and add some cross-hatching lines to the multi-petalled flowers. Finally using the Crumb Cake pen I drew little dots on the berry sprigs, before colouring in the small buds.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. Finally, after folding the card along the scored line, I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
On the inside of the card base I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the Basic White layer with the small flower. Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the other layer to the front and my card was complete.
This is a very simple layout and colour scheme but the added lines and dots on the image give it a very different look. For a more colourful card using this same stamp set see my earlier blog post Full of love.