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 Gnome for the Holidays stamp set, which I think is so adorable!
I love colouring in images with my blends and this stamp set really offers some great opportunities to do that. I coloured in the cute little tree house and the gnome using various colours – my video details which ones. The great thing about Stampin’ Up! stamp sets is the stamped image gives you indications of where the light and shade should be, making blending even easier!
Once completed, I fussy cut around the gnome and used dimensionals to pop him onto the front of the card topper. Finishing the whole card with a small bow of braided linen trim. How cute?
I was recently challenged to use the colour Pink more as it’s not a colour I reach for that often, unless it’s Magenta Madness. I took part in a team event that was based upon the Curvy Variety bundle and so used that as an opportunity to dip out of my comfort zone and used pink – in this case, Petal Pink.
A version of this card was showcased by Deb Toner using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP), but I chose Peony Garden for my version. I love the finished outcome, especially the silver sprig focussed on the right.
Look at the detail on those dies, they emboss the leaves at the same time as cutting out the sprig. As I had used silver for the sprigs, I wanted to use the Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon but incorporate it with the pink theme. To do this, I coloured in the ribbon using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, which I think looks amazing!
Which colour in your collection do you find is used the least? Why not challenge yourself to use it – you may be pleasantly surprised?
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!