At a recent Stampin’ Up! event Demonstrators were challenged to go back to basics. To consciously create projects that were easy for casual crafters to do using minimal supplies. It’s something that I’ve been trying to do every week with my Simple Sunday projects. Throughout 2019 Stampin’ Up! will set a monthly challenge and in February it’s #simplestamping Valentine. As well as stamps, ink and paper, this month we could also include a punch. I took up the challenge and is what I initially came up with…
#SIMPLE STAMPING VALENTINE VERSION 1
I began with the Mint Macaron watercolour design from the Delightfully Detailed Notecards and Envelopes pack. Then using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped ‘I just adore you’ from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set.
Being a Valentine’s card I thought it needed a heart, and I went looking for a heart punch that is still available from Stampin’ Up! What I found on my shelf was the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
So using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch I punched three of the tiny hearts from Lovely Lipstick Card. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached a heart just above the sentiment.
I fixed another heart in the centre of the flap on the notecard envelope. Finally the last heart was fixed in the centre near the top on the inside of the notecard.
And that was it. It really was a #simplestamping Valentine’s card project.
Now, I made the card a few days ago and it’s been sitting on a shelf ready to become this week’s Simple Sunday project. But the more I looked at the card the more I thought it might be a little too simple. So I decided to make another, while still keeping to the #simplestamping Valentine brief.
It’s essentially the same card. All I did was start with a 5″ x 7″ piece of Mint Macaron Card scored on the long side at 3-1/2″. This would be my new card base.
Next I trimmed the same watercoloured notecard, cutting the back from the front. Then I trimmed each piece to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.
I stamped the front of the card in exactly the same way as for the first version. Then I fixed it to the front of the Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue.
I used more liquid glue to fix the back of the notecard inside my new card base, but with the Very Vanilla side showing.
Finally I punched three hearts and attached them as before. Job done.
So there you have it. Two different #simplestamping Valentine cards that look watercoloured, but without the extra supplies and stress. What do you think?
In January the #simplestamping challenge was for a thank you card. You can see my design in my blog post #SimpleStamping Challenge – Thank You.Product List