It’s been a while since I participated in one of Stampin’ Up!s #simplestamping challenges. Things have been pretty hectic around here with having to work from home as well as home school my two munchkins. So when I saw this month’s challenge I thought it was about time to give it another go.
This month’s #simplestamping challenge was to create any kind of card using only stamps, ink and paper featuring the new 2020-2022 In Colours. So when I was looking at the new ink colours I thought these colours would work really well with the Timeless Tropical cling stamp set. I played around with what colours to use with which images for a bit and in the end used 4 out of the 5 colours; the only In Colour I didn’t end up using was Magenta Madness.
For the card base I went with Bumblebee cardstock and since I was using a number of different colours to do some collage stamping I decided against using another colour of cardstock for a large card mat. (To find out more about collage stamping check out my blog post)
In terms of the images I went with Bumblebee ink to stamp the pineapples, Just Jade for the leaves, Cinnamon Cider for the palm trees and Misty Moonlight for the flowers. I also used Bumblebee to stamp the phrase and created a border behind it with some Misty Moonlight cardstock.
If you wanted to step this up a bit there are a few easy things that you could do… use another piece of cardstock to create a card mat behind the stamped card front, pop up the phrase with some Stampin’ Dimensionals, add some Linen Thread or even add a few of the 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel dots.
I love how cards don’t have to be super fancy to look beautiful and #simplestamping is a great way to remind yourself of this. If you’d like to check out some of my other #simplestamping projects check these out…
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