Thursday, 25 July 2019

AWH Simple Stamping Blog Hop

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

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Young At Heart is a 'different' stamp set for Stampin' Up! but it does seem to fit a particular niche, and I think that is what makes it so good. Although this can be a fun stamp to colour, for #simplestamping, it is better to leave those outlines as they are, and just splatter a little colour about. I thought about splatters with a blend or marker, but that is something better demonstrated in person too, so I chose a spotty stamp from Delightful Day and stamped in three primary colours. It has other handy sentiments also.

A Stamparatus might not be one of the first things you purchase, but it is mighty useful. When stamping with black, and especially with a photopolymer stamp, the image may be a bit patchy, but with the Stamparatus, the stamp can be reinked and placed in exactly the same place a second or even third time.

Stamparatus is also a great help when it comes to getting the sentiment straight. There is a grid on the plates the stamp is a fixed to, and you can test it out on grid paper before stamping to the actual card.

The sentiments are very appropriate for my age group, the mature woman - I think we can all relate to these. With seven stamps in the set you can mix and match as much as you like.

The 'Laughing' card above is a great one to send to remind girlfriends how important it is to have those giggly, de-briefing sessions on a regular basis. A good laugh certainly helps to de-stress!

Notecards and envelopes are an inexpensive way to begin your crafting journey too. There are 20 of each in a pack for $12.25 and you'll find other combinations throughout the catalogue.

Since I'd already used Delightful Day, which you'll find on page 34 in the Annual catalogue and on page 6-7 in the Experience Creativity Brochure, two of the 'party' cards had this sentiment from that set stamped inside.
Delightful Day Projects

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  1. What a great effect Rachel to use the colour as a splatter highlight instead of colouring the images x

  2. Oh what fun and colourful cards, they really made me smile, love them all!

  3. Great cards Rachel, that young at heart stamp set it really cool. Love what you did with the splashes of colour!

  4. These are so awesome Rachel! I love the simple black and white with the splashes of colour. Another set to add to my wish list!

  5. Fantastic way of showcasing Simple Stamping Rachel. The Stamparatus is a great tip when lining up your sentiment to Cardstock I must remember to use it more often.

  6. A great sense of fun with these Rachel!

  7. Such fun cards Rachel, they look great, and I love the splashes of colour.

  8. LOL, these cards are so 'you'! Getting older certainly doesn't mean you stop having fun! I love the swirls of colour on the cards - the really lift the line art.


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