Hi, There, Stampers!
I’m sure you’ve noticed that creating cards using stamps and ink often means creatively coloring objects from nature. It also means stretching the truth about what season we’re in. Think “Christmas in July,” with cards made in the summer being covered in pictures with snow.
Today’s card isn’t colored that badly when it comes to natural colors. But don’t believe it when it says, “It looks like spring.” It doesn’t look like spring and it’s going to be quite a while before that happens. BUT that’s a stamp in a new stamp set that I’ve been dying to use, so there it is – looking like spring in January. Not happening in real life, but fun to make using stamps and ink.
Some More Two-Step Stamping
In my last article on Monday, I talked about how much I like Stampin’ Up!’s two-step stamping sets. The carrots in this card, from the Sale-a-bration Stamp Set Thanks a Bunch are a perfect example of how two-step works. There are two stamps for each carrot. I stamped the full carrot stamp using Mango Melody Ink and then the stamp that forms the partial shading using Calypso Coral Ink.
Now About the Card
Last week I saw a standard A2-sized card that another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator had made that used some Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper in much the same way that I used the paper in my card. Her card had another card as an insert behind the paper. But I thought it would be fun to have a card with a full-sized bookmark. So off I went to create a slimline card with the same idea. For my card, I used a sheet from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. Like most Stampin’ Up! papers, it’s double-sided. And both of these designs are each on one side of the same sheet of paper. The colors in these sheets? Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. That’s how I chose the colors for those cute two-step carrots!
You Can Get Both the Stamps and Paper FOR FREE
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s Sale-a-bration time! Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!’s annual promotion where they give away products from their Sale-a-bration Brochure FOR free when you buy other Stampin’ Up! products. I have more information about how this works in my January 6th article here. Just scroll down to the last section. Or let me know if you have any questions.
Yes, I have a Tutorial
I have a short set of instructions about what you need to make this card and how to put it together. All you have to do to get this free tutorial is to be on my Newsletter Mailing List. It’s easy to do that if you’re not already on my list. Just fill out the short form that’s up towards the top of this page on the right. The newsletter with this tutorial will be published tomorrow. So don’t wait!