Simple Sunday #13 – Dragonfly Garden

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 week’s project features a stamp and punch bundle that you can purchase from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I absolutely love a punch bundle – there’s nothing better than being able to sit there and mass produce cards / boxes with toppers that include punches. Don’t get me wrong, dies are beautiful, but I find a punch much faster and sometimes time is of the essence!

On this card, I didn’t want to use too many products as that would distract from the simple nature of the series I set out to create, but sometimes the Stampin’ Write Markers are overlooked – especially following the release of the Stampin’ Blends. So I wanted to make sure that new crafters could see that you don’t need everything right away. If you don’t have the inks, you can use the markers instead and they are cost effective to buy in bulk than the ink pads.

For some final dimension on this card, I lifted the dragonfly using dimensionals and coloured in the outline using Wink of Stella to bleed the ink and add some gorgeous sparkle.

What do you think? Are you going to try out the marker ink technique?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Simple Sunday #10 – Touch of Ink

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 week’s project features a stamp set that you can earn FOR FREE during Sale-a-Bration between 5th January and 28th February.

Touch of Ink – this has to be my most favourite stamp set of any Sale-a-Bration that I have been part of. So I decided to add an extra card in this week for my Simple Sunday. I absolutely love both of them for different reasons.

The softer colours of the hummingbird card vs the brighter hues of the butterfly, both of them are gorgeous in their own way and I really enjoyed making them both. The stamp set is two step – which means you can stamp the outline and then get another stamp to infill – leaving you a whole host of different colour combinations.

As you can see, I went for more muted tones for the Hummingbird hovering over the sweet flowers using four separate colours to show a difference between the outline and fill colours. The Hummingbird is them popped up on dimensionals to give some extra shadow on the card itself.

The Butterfly is popped up in the same way, but the colours are a little less muted. However, this doesn’t change just how pretty the card looks. They’re both equally beautiful.

I hope you find my Simple Sunday Series useful and it shows you that you don’t have to throw everything craft product you own to create a pretty project.

Which colour way / card do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Simple Sunday #7 – Darling Donkeys

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 week’s project features a stamp set you can earn during Sale-a-Bration between 5th January and 28th February.

Before the catalogue has even launched, I can tell you this stamp set is going to be popular. It is already all over Pinterest with demonstrators using the set from their catalogue pre-order and you can see why! These little guys are so cute – this one in particular.

I kept this really simple by stamping the donkey, colouring him in with a few blends and fussy cutting him onto the background square. The sentiment is stamped from the same set and with the same ink used to stamp the donkey. So cute!

Will you be adding this set onto your wish list?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches
  • Front Square = 3 x 3 inches

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