Yesterday I had an absolutely brilliant day in Basingstoke with Sam and Jenny, who are two ladies in my team (daughter and mum). As I said in my blog previously, Sam has had some very serious health issues to deal with this year; fortunately, she is a very determined – mum says stubborn – young lady, and never gave up fighting. Sam and Jenny are now planning to be part of the Super Star OnStagers at the April 2019 Convention in Telford!
I arrived home at a little after 5 pm yesterday afternoon/evening. The drive was easy on the way down, and fairly easy on the way back – an hour there and about 1.25 hours on the way back, but I did feel tired. I made a cup of tea, and decided it’s a great opportunity for me to make a simple stamping card, without allowing myself to get side-tracked into adding things that would stop it from being “simple”. I decided to use the candy cane stamp from the Candy Cane Season Stamp Set, and I stamped the first one using Real Red Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (CS). I aslo stamped the sentiment like that, too!
I used punches to cut both pieces but when I laid them on my Crumb Cake top layer, I decided the white looked too stark. Then I had to decide if I wanted to keep my cardstock to Crumb Cake and Real Red, or change to Whisper White and Real Red. I decided to stay with Crumb Cake, or, I thought, everything would look too stark. I re-did the candy cane and the sentiment on Crumb Cake, and punched them out. The background stamp is from the same stamp set, and still comes under the heading of simple stamping. I wanted to use the sentiment ” ’tis the SWEET season” but it was too long for the Classic Label Punch, and the Be jolly! was rather short. I went for the short sentiment and found two retired Soft Suede dots to help fill the space. I think it worked well.
I decided if I was teaching new stampers how to make this card, they would enjoy using a couple of punches, too! I added the bow that I would tell my imaginary new stampers was optional! I had threaded the piece of Linen Thread, under and through the Dimensionals that were supporting the candy cane. This is the first Simple Stamping card that really fits the bill, and which I will submit to the Stampin’ Up! Challenge.
Today I’ll be making the video to demonstrate how I made the project I’d set for the Super Stars on our Craft Day when we went to Convention, and it’s the same project I did with Sam and Jenny yesterday! Everybody seemed to enjoy it, so I decided to share it with you, too! I think that’s about it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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