Thursday 14 February 2019

TGIF 198

I've been thinking a bit lately about simple stamping. What does it really mean? For me, it's about the kind of stamping you can do when you don't own all the fancy tools like a Big Shot, dies, embossing folders and heat guns.

Simple doesn't always mean easy: if all you've got is stamps, then each one has to be formed and placed perfectly because there's nowhere to hide! There are a heap of different techniques you can use for interest and variety and even more if you add in some inexpensive items such as aquapainters, some colouring tools and maybe a punch or two.

In this card, I was inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenge, which I kept very clean and simple. I'm always a fan of CAS - I like to see lots of open space to let a design breathe.

I haven't quite worked out where colouring tools fit in the scheme of simple stamping. There are so many different ways to colour, there's a way for everyone. I used Stampin' Blends in this card because I have them but it would work just as well if you used a blender pen and ink, coloured pencils or Stampin' Write markers.

Because this is more of a notecard, I took it down to 10.5x10.5cm square. The vellum is folded around the card front and anchored under the small butterfly with a glue dot.

I'm confident that this card would sit happily in the simple stamping camp.

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  1. So delicate and pretty - a simple stamping triumph Jan! A great card to demonstrate that whatever your colouring medium, you can make it work for you. Love the vellum banner too!

  2. Love your simple design! The butterflies are perfectly coloured, and the vellum sentiment is so clever! Thanks for sharing with us over at TGIF Challenges this week! OXO