So, if you are an avid stamper like I am, you can appreciate the details of a very intricate cards.
But, if you are just starting out… a novice.. an under-confident stamper… HAVE NO FEAR! This stampin’ thing is not as hard as one may make it out to be. Those that do are usually not crafters.
Stampin’ is really just all about putting ink to paper then sitting back and smiling at a job well done.
So, I had a Stamp Camp last night and three ladies showed up. One is an experienced stamper – nothing professional or intricate… loves to do simple cards and mail them. One, is a more novice stamper but loves to create things to give to people… she has a heart of gold and it shows. And one… Let’s just say she doesn’t think stampin’ is her cup of tea. It surprised me that she wanted to come… but she is so much fun.
So, as luck would have it… I was able to sit at the table with my guests – right next to my hesitant stamper and coach them all along. My class rules were simple… grab a bag of raw materials, gather the rest of the items listed in the recipe and create away. As we began, my hesitant stamper was nervous but took one she through would be easy. It was – but not the easiest one since there was a bit of a technique involved. But, with me sitting there helping her, she was able to get the card done. As she worked through them, she gained more and more confidence. But the last of her five cards, she was going off script a little and getting a bit more creative. She made some fabulous cards and gained a little confidence in her stampin’ ability. I promised her yummy food to bring her back next month.. we’ll see if it works!
So, the cards that my hesitant stamper liked the best was this one. Simple and elegant. It was CASE’d from Frenchie! She’s a great resource!
To recreate, cut and score card base for a landscape card that fold on top (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″). Burnish (fancy word for creasing and flattening) the fold. Use the Corner Rounding punch to just the corners a bit of flair. If you forget this step until the end… you can still punch the top of the card – just the pearls get in the way for the bottom – ask me how I know! 🙂 Use the Momento ink to stamp the greeting on the outside and the sentiment and flowers on the inside as shown above. Use Sweet Sugarplum marker to color in the flowers and the Emerald Envy one to color the leaves. Cut a strip of the Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper… use Fast Fuse to adhere… SNAIL may work here but I thought with it being a bit heavier with the pearls… maybe a little stronger adhesive would be better! Attach some pearls to the glimmer paper and VOILA! a simply stunning card!
**No Naked Envelopes… simply use the flower stamp and markers to dress it up a little!
Here’s a list of the supplies used.
WHOA… That beautiful glimmer paper is only available for a few more days!!! Good news is it’s FREE… but is only available with a $50 purchase – through the end of March. Don’t walk – run to your computer.. Oh, wait, you are already here… well, then click this link to order now!!!
Hope this inspires you to get off the couch and use that stuff that has been collecting dust!
Until next time.. keep it simple, Stampers!