#SimpleStamping With A Touch Of Ink To Brighten Your Day

by Joanne James18. January 2021 12:38

Today I have a couple of cards to share, the first one is this one that I made using Linda's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and the Color Throwdown colour palette: 


Linda's sketch is a keeper so I just had to play along and those bright colours were perfect for lifting my spirits as I looked out at yet another grey sky on Saturday morning. I thought I would break out one of my new Sale-A-Bration free sets for some super simple stamping - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Today's card is so easy to recreate: the 'A Touch of Ink' stamp set, yours FREE with a Stampin' Up! purchase of £90 or more during Sale-A-Bration, is a two-step stamp set that contains outlines and infills and lots of great sentiments. I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green directly onto my stitched rectangle of basic white cardstock and added some flower heads in Melon Mambo, that I had stamped onto a scrap piece and roughly cut by hand (the outline and infills don't line up directly so are great for beginners or quick cards - no need to be super-accurate!), giving them a bit of a crumple before adding them to my card. I finished the centres of these with a few basic pearls, then added a fussy cut hummingbird, stamped in all three challenge colours (I inked my stamp up using a sponge dauber) and popped this up on dimensionals, adding a liberal brushing of clear Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle. And that's it - stamps, ink and paper (save the stitched rectangle detail, which you could easily forgo). #SimpleStamping - there's nothing to it! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I love this colour combo and used my retired Blueberry Bushel ink and cardstock as my blue as I wanted something vibrant (and hence why it isn't listed below). Did you know today is know as 'Blue Monday', unofficially the most depressing day of the year when we are all suffering our post-Christmas blues? In the current lockdown here in the UK there is certainly lots to make us feel fed up; I am still trying to look on the bright side though and will be sending this card to someone today to let them know I am thinking of them and hopefully brighten their day too!

Enjoy your day; I have lots on but will be back later as I have another card to share. Until then, happy stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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Comments (5) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/18/2021 8:15:34 PM #

Gorgeous colours.  I've got this set on my SAB wish list for my next order!


Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
1/18/2021 11:11:44 PM #

This is such a pretty card!  I love that hummingbird!  The added sparkle is perfect! You can never go wrong with Wink of Stella!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/19/2021 1:18:12 AM #

These colors are lovely - perfect for your flowers and bird!  Very pretty card!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/19/2021 4:02:25 AM #

I haven't inked my one of these up yet. Just haven't got to it yet but when I see it used ... it's just a WOW set! What a great freeby!


Susie Moore
Susie MooreUnited States
1/19/2021 7:29:34 PM #

You did a wonderful job on this card! Thank you for joining us at the Color Throwdown challenge this week.


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