Sunday, August 8, 2021

Counting Sheep - Simple Sunday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is Sunday so that means it's time for a Simple Sunday project.  This week I am sharing a card that I made using the New Sale-A-Bration set Counting Sheep!.  You can earn this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase in my online store until September 30th.  Plus, it's a darn cute little stamp set.  Here's a look at my Simple Sunday project.  

Simple Sunday project using the Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration 2 Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

I will also share some simple coloring tips with you today as well...

Counting Sheep Stamp Set:  

Image by Stampin' Up!

Sure, you can count sheep when trying to sleep, but the lambs in the Counting Sheep Stamp Set want to party! These fun, frolicking farm animals are ready for birthday parties and other festive occasions. Of course, you can also pair these darling sheep with greetings of your choice to use them for any occasion. They are ready to jump right onto your projects!  

The Counting Sheep Stamp Set contains 7 cling stamps with the fun line art images ready to color.  The suggested clear blocks (which are sold separately) that fit the images and sentiments are Stampin' Up!'s Clear Blocks a, b, c, and d.  Stampin' Up!'s Cling Stamps are made from premium rubber and have deeply etched images for excellent detail.  All Cling Stamps are precut so you don’t have to trim them the way you used to have to do in the past.  One of the best things about the the cling stamps is they actually cling to clear blocks without slipping (major accomplishment).  They are repositionable—temporarily mount on clear blocks to stamp, then remove to store. 

Simple Sunday project using the Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration 2 Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

Tips & Tricks: 

On my card today I stamped the images from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Then I used the inside cut pieces from each of the sheep images as a stamp to create the background.  Once all my stamping was completed I took my White, Basic Black and Basic Gray Watercolor pencils and did some simple coloring on each sheep.  Coloring on the Crumb Cake Cardstock makes the colors pop as long as they are not super bright colors (to make those pop is a whole other blog post).  But, by adding some simple shading to the stamped images the coloring takes the project to a new level.  I left some of the Crumb Cake Cardstock show through the coloring to add interest.  You don't always have to color an image completely for it to stand out.  This is a technique used a lot in story books.  

Simple Sunday project using the Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration 2 Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

After the coloring was complete I added the Crumb Cake panel to a Thick Basic White card base and stamped a few images of one of the sheep going up the right hand side of the inside of the card for a little extra detail.  I then stamped the You're Amazing sentiment from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set onto a scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock in Crumb Cake Ink and cut it off at an diagonal before placing it on the card with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.   Adding the sentiment was the finishing touch to my Simple Sunday project for this week.  

Simple Sunday project using the Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration 2 Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

I have a few samples to share with you that were created by some of the wonderfully talented Concept Artists at Stampin' Up! showing how versatile this fun little stamp set actually is.  And yes there are matching Sheep Dies that can also be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase in my online store as well.  I will tell you that the Sheep Dies are only available while supplies last!  So, if you want them I suggest you get them soon.  

Images by Stampin' Up!

Images by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link in the Stampin' Up! shopping list below.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the August 2021 Host Code.  



Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Creative Stampers August Tutorial Bundle: 


Get the July 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 10 creatively festively fun projects featuring Christmas Projects.  

Request a Copy of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Brochure: 


Would you like a copy of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog and the second Sale-a-Bration Brochure?  Take just five minutes and fill out the Catalog Request Form by Clicking Here!  FIY - I can only send them to people n the United States.  If you are demonstrator, have a demonstrator you shop with normally, or live outside the US please contact them instead to request a copy!  

Rick's Mini Catalog Product Shares:


Product Shares Close on August 10th! 
Do you want it all from the new 2021 July – December Mini Catalog?  Do you love paper, ribbon, embellishments and more?  But wondering how in the world are you going to afford it all and buy for the holidays as well.  Well, I have you covered with this year’s product shares.  With my product shares you can get a sampling of all the products that you want at a fraction of the cost.  So, you will have plenty of green to share with your loved ones this holiday season and make sure everyone gets what they want under the tree.  Click here to find out all the details and register.  

Rick's Fun Summer Stamping Special: 


Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  You will be able to earn tokens for a couple different things.  When you earn a token, I will put your name on it during my weekly Facebook Live and drop it into my Garden of Fun Prize Bucket!  At the end of the promotion, I will do a prize draw for some fun prizes from everyone’s name in the bucket.  

Crafty Corner Monthly: 

Join me for the August Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class.  You can join the card club as a member for $39.00 a month and get all the perks of being a member or take the class for only $44.00 a month with no commitment. August Clubs features the Clever Cats Stamp Set.  Click here to find out all the details and to register by August 20th.  

Coffee & a Card Round 4: 


Coffee and a Card with Rick is my monthly card class that I do online on my weekly YouTube Live at 11:30 am CST.  Each month we focus on one stamp set, one pack of paper, and one ink pad.  I share with you five different cards (one each week for five weeks).  You can read all the details and check out what's instore for this round by clicking here.  Round 4 starts in a few weeks with a new stamp set, and set of supplies.  



End of Summer Stamp Camp:  


End of Summer Stamp Camp with Rick…. featuring the Hand-Penned Suite and all day of crafting together! Join me for a Super Beautiful and fun Summer Camp!  I will have a PDF and videos for you to follow along with at your convenience to make all 10 projects.   So, you can work on them at your own pace!  Order your kit to be sent to you by August 31, 2021.  Click Here to Register!

Sale-A-Bration: 


Get reward with FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50 you spend during August and September.  You can also be the host of your own order!  Click here to check out all the great items this year.  Some items are only while supplies last!  

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