Celebrate with #simplestamping

With everything going on in the world right now I am very thankful that I am fully stocked up on stamps, ink and paper (along with a lot of other embellishments, etc.) and can easily re-stock without leaving my house. Art, colouring and stamping is so enjoyable and relaxing for me which is totally what is needed right now, I can’t imagine my life without it! I’m also thankful for the monthly #simplestamping challenges from Stampin’ Up!, while I love challenging myself and trying new techniques and folds, I really enjoy getting back to basics.

This month’s #simplestamping challenge is to create a birthday card using stamps, ink and paper, especially Designer Series Paper. Immediately I thought of using my See A Silhouette DSP… I had gotten this pack of DSP back in the fall and with all my holiday crafting and cardmaking I hadn’t had the chance to create anything with it yet.

Broadway Birthday Simple wm

I paired the DSP with the Broadway Birthday photopolymer stamp set and pulled the colours for stamping from the DSP; Night of NavyReal Red and Daffodil Delight. For the cardstock I used Night of Navy and Whisper White.

To attach the “Make a Wish” to the front of the card I decided to stick with SNAIL Adhesive (you can pop it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals if you like). I also added an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card and decided to stamp a little something on the inside as well.

Broadway Birthday Simple inside wm

As I was creating this card for the challenge I got hit with some more inkspiration and decided to step things up a little bit and make another card. I used the same Designer Series Paper and stamp set as the foundation, but added a few simple extras.

Broadway Birthday wm

Even though I wanted to step this card up, I still wanted the DSP to shine through. So I kept the cardstock for stamping fairly small.

In addition to Broadway Birthday and the See a Silhouette DSP, I also used phrases from the Itty Bitty Birthdays cling stamp set, some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and I popped up both stamped pieces of cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s the inside…

Broadway Birthday inside wm

I really love how both of these cards turned out and as I kept creating with this one sheet from the See a Silhouette pack of DSP it started to remind me a bit of the universe and all the different colours and patterns, etc. that are out there. I can’t wait to create some more with this pack of DSP!

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