This month’s #simplestamping challenge from Stampin’ Up! is to create a thank you card using just stamps, ink and paper. Every month for the last year and a half Stampin’ Up! has been issuing a challenge for demonstrators to create cards using just the basics (stamps, ink and paper). Once in a while they’ll throw in a little something extra like a punch or some Designer Series Paper, but that doesn’t happen too often.
For my card this month I’m using a colour combination I haven’t used before… Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral as well as some Basic Black. I came upon it by accident actually… when I placed my pre-order for next month’s upcoming new August-December Mini catalogue I also ordered some Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana cardstock and when I saw them next to each other the combination really caught my eye.
The “thank you” came from the So Inviting stamp set. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to make invitations with it yet, but I’ve still managed to use it for some other projects.
I kept my layout for the card pretty simple to keep with the #simplestamping idea, but I still wanted it to have a little something going on so I used some of the images from the Beauty Abounds cling stamp set. This stamp set is totally one of my go tos when I’m making cards. I love the versatility of the images because it then can go with just about any other stamp set, plus I LOVE butterflies. It’s also a handy set when I’m doing Collage stamping.
So here’s my card…
I love how the Black pops against the Coastal Cabana and the Calypso Coral ink adds a nice splash too!
The timing of the #simplestamping challenge also worked out well because I’m making some thank you cards for my customers. For their cards I’m going to step up this design and add some Stampin’ Dimensionals, the Whisper White Faux Linen ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon combo pack, maybe the Stitched Rectangles dies and of course some bling with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
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