Saturday, January 18, 2020

Simple Stamping Birthday Card - Little Ladybug Saleabration Host Set

Hello and welcome to my blog:  Simple stamping was started to help the new and beginning stampers to have ideas and inspiration as well as learn the basics.   Today I am going to share a Simple Stamping Birthday Card using the Little Ladybug Saleabration Host Stamp Set.  This is a super cute stamp set that can be earned with a qualifying order of $300 during Saleabration.  I am super in love with these cute little ladybugs and all the sentiments in this stamp set makes this set a perfect one for every occasion.  I will also share with you two designs for the Casual and Avid stampers during this post.  Here's a look at my card. 

For today's simple stamping card I used just stamps, ink , and paper.  These are the basic supplies along with a little adhesive that anyone needs to create a card.  You can create wonderful cute cards with just these few supplies.  When you are starting out you don't have to have everything in the catalog or stores to create cute projects.  I love going back to the basics and using the basic supplies to create.  It helps to free my mind and allows me to think creatively to create more involved projects.

Simple Stamper Version: 

The Simple Stamping version I only used stamps ink and paper as I mentioned above.  For my card base I used a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  I used Poppy Parade ink and stamped the two little ladybugs in the center right-hand side of the card.  I used a blender pen to add a watercolor like look to the wings and little of the body using just my ink pads.  This is a easy technique that is good for beginners that don't have a lot of supplies because it will widen your range of coloring media without much investment.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of Highland Heather Cardstock in Gorgeous Grape Ink.  I cut a slanted end to draw a little interest.  I added a strip of Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper from the Brights Paper Stack cut just a little bigger than the sentiment strip.  I then stamped the little line of ladybugs above and below the stamped images and sentiment strip.  

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Casual Card:  

For my casual version of this card I added in the addition of the Everyday Label Punch.  I extended the length of the label by cutting the strip of cardstock that I stamped cut just to fit inside the punch.  You have to thread the paper through one side of the punch but out the inside of the punch where the only thing being punched is the very end.  I did this on both sides and then repeated it with the Highland Heather cardstock.  Everything else with the card was done exactly the same, besides I added a few more Champagne Rhinestones.  I did pop the punched out piece up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Avid Card: 

For my avid card I added in a few more ink pads and the addition of the coordinating dies.  I added in Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Petal Pink to go along with the Gorgeous Grape and Poppy Parade.  I stamped the flower in Blushing Bride and then colored it in with my blender pen and Blushing Bride, Gorgeous Grape, and Pear Pizzazz ink pads for a simple watercolor appearance.  For my ladybugs I used the two colors I had previously but also added in a little Petal Pink to their faces and bellies.  I then used the Ladybug Dies (which will be coming out in February as part of this years Coordination Product Release.  I will have more details on that coming soon.  One of the perks of being a demonstrator is you get to order new products early so you could add these items to your starter kit by joining my team.  
 Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have found this post inspiring and that if you are not currently a stamper that you will give it a try.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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