Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and that if you are a football fan that the teams you wanted to win came through for you (thankfully mine did – #COWBOYS).
I felt rather poorly this weekend. Perhaps it was the stress of the past few months or I caught something from relatives around the holidays, but I have been extremely tired, headachy and have a sore throat. Seems like there is always something trying to keep me away from my stamping playground. However, I did stay up this evening working on a project for January’s #simplestamping challenge from Stampin’ Up!. Here are the instructions for this month’s challenge:
Theme: Valentine’s Day
Supplies: Stamps, ink, and paper.
Bonus Material/Tool: You may use a punch.
(Remember to keep your project simple, share it using #simplestamping, and most of all—have fun!)
And here is what I came up with (sadly it took me about four attempts to get it just right – ugh stamp halos are the worst):
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card (I think this is a record for me as to the least number of products used – ever):
I used the “masking technique” on the hearts to eliminate the right side of the larger heart from stamping on the left side of the floral heart. To do this technique you simply stamp a copy of the image that you are wanting to preserve on a scrap piece of paper, fussy cut it out and lay it over the stamped image on your project. Then stamp the other image(s) and remove the “mask” when you are done. Easy peasy.
If you have any questions regarding the design of this card, do not hesitate to ask.
Since this was a project for the #simplestamping challenge I was limited to what I could use in my design. Otherwise I would have included bling and die cuts to dress it up a bit. Of course Stampin’ Up! offers coordinating products that I could have used with this stamp set, Meant to Be. Here is a YouTube video that introduces the coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies:
There are so many fabulous product suites in the new Occasions Catalog. I cannot wait to share them with you.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.