It’s Sunday again and we had a lot of snow overnight. Still, the sky has cleared and it’s a gorgeous sunny morning here in Nova Scotia. I love how the sun shines off freshly fallen snow, I just don’t like shovelling it. Especially since it’s currently minus 12C right now. I’d rather stay in and craft and that means a Simple Sunday project. Today I’m combining that with the Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping challenge. The brief for February is simple – use stamps, ink and paper with the bonus element of Designer Series Paper, and the theme is birthday. So I grabbed the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and came up with this.
THE SIMPLEST OF STARTS
I began this #simplestamping project using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Then I went looking for some Designer Series Paper (DSP) and chose the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ pack. Right at the front was some wide strips that were obviously left over from previous projects. They would be perfect for what I had in mind.
I took a 3/4″ strip of the pink hibiscus design and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a 1″ strip of the dark fern design, so 1/8″ of the fern peeked out along each long edge. Then I fixed the layered DSP inside the card base 1/8″ from the bottom edge.
Next I took some more of the fern pattern and attached it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope with liquid glue. Then with Paper Snips I cut the paper to shape following the edge of the flap.
With the envelope and inside of the card done, all that was left was the card front.
I started by mounting the large happy birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set onto my Stamparatus. Then I placed the pink hibiscus paper on the platform and stamped the sentiment onto it using Tuxedo Black ink. I wanted the sentiment to really stand out so I reinked the stamp and stamped it again in exactly the same place.
All that was left was to use liquid glue to fix the sentiment layer to a strip of the fern paper and then add it to the card front. Job done.
I love how quick and easy this design is, and it would work well with any number of sentiments. What do you think?
Here’s some other projects I’ve created using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set: