Simple Sunday #5 – Moving Along

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Way to Go! stamp set, which is so versatile for many different themes – children, welcoming new babies, car / train hobbyists or for those setting off on their travels.

As you know, I love getting my blends out to colour in. However, this stamp set also features two step stamping. Meaning you don’t need to use blends like I have, meaning the one less item from the list of items used. And in true style, I have shown a second colour way in my video below.

I love the dimension of the fussy cut train against the stamped background, highlighting the sentiment and tying the whole project together. For the baby boy version, I used Balmy Blue where I featured Petal Pink for a baby girl inspired card. But you may not wish to follow the traditions and go with something a little brighter.

And best of all? You don’t even have to use a train, the stamp set also features a car and a helicopter! Perfect! But I think I prefer the train – reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine that I used to watch as a child. Which do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours used:

Measurements:

  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping

Supplies:

Way to Go!

WaytoGo_Pic

Some evenings, my children and I like to stamp images which can be coloured in with Stampin’ Up! blends and just spend some time colouring together. This card uses the ‘Moving Along’ stamp set and a set of images based on vehicles. We spent some time colouring them and adding bits of details such as tracks, roads and stars (which double up as steam from the train – because why not?!).

We cut the vehicles out separately and mounted them onto a base of Whisper White, but felt this would be too plain so introduced an additional layer of Bermuda Bay. Our card base is Real Red, which I think contrasts beautifully with the Bermuda Bay.

To finish the card off and give it a bit of dimension, we stamped onto Basic Black and heat embossed it in white. My boys went on to drop little stick men parachuting from their helicopter – which is so cute!

Are you a colouring person?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

WayToGo

Supply List: