Hi, There, Stampers!
Valentine’s Day 2023 is less than 2 weeks away! If you’re looking for something really simple to do, why not try this card layout!
No Dies, Punches or Embossing Folders
I made today’s card just by stamping images from 1 stamp set (Country Bouquet) with 2 inks 3 times: Once with the Petal Pink in the large heart; once with Mint Macaron to fill in the heart; and once more with the Mint to stamp the sentiment.
Then I cut squares/rectangles out of 4 sheets of paper: Basic White, Thick Basic White, and Mint Macaron Cardstock; and a sheet of paper from the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. You can see which colors go where and I have a layout sketch for you at the end of this article.
So let’s see. That’s 1 stamp set, 2 inks, 3 images stamped and 4 sheets of paper cut. 1-2-3-4! OK, so it’s not as simple as 1-2-3. But 1-2-3-4 isn’t that far away!
This is Where the Stamparatus Really Helps!
Even though I didn’t use any complicated tools for the card, I did use one of Stampin’ Up!’s tools for my stamping. The Stamparatus allows you to be really precise in where you stamp an image. That’s really important with an image such as the large heart. There are two different stamps for this image: one for the flowers and one for the leaves. What I did was attach the flower stamp on one side of the Stamparatus plate and stamped it onto my Basic White Cardstock.
If you’d like some more information about using the Stamparatus, just let me know. Did you know that I was on the Stampin’ Up! team that came up with the Stamparatus idea? It was a long time ago. But it being on that team was a lot of fun.
The Baker’s Twine
I used two 24″ pieces of White Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to tie around the top two layers (before I adhered them to the card base). When I am working with Baker’s Twine to wrap around a card, I like to tie a knot first and then tie the ribbon over it. If you use a Mini Glue Dot to anchor the knots in the middle, you can barely (or maybe not at all) see that there are two knots there.
And Here’s the Sketch
I didn’t specify the colors of the various layers. And there’s no rule that says you have to use my colors and my stamps! Used what you’ve got if you’d like. But if you’d like to use any of the products that I used, just let me know and I’ll work with you to get them ordered.