I had so much fun creating these 3 slightly different cards on my facebook.com/sweetstamper Facebook Live on Thursday. Each Thursday @ 2PM CT, I do Simple & Stepped Up stamping. It's a fun, interactive time where I take input from my viewers to help me make my cards. I love collaborating with my viewers! Together, we make some beautiful creations!
These are perfect beginner cards. They are quick and easy yet elegant. Such is the power of a gorgeous stamp set! Light Me Home is truly beautiful. For these cards, I was going for a vintage feel, remembering some crockery I had when we lived in England. Here's a pic of a similar set of dishes. We had too many broken/lost/chipped pieces to bring them back to the States with us. One of these days, I'm going to replace them!
I'd like to point out several things about today's cards:
- I used NO punches or dies! #simplestamping
- I used just 2 ink pads.
- Stamparatus is a very helpful tool which I demonstrated in the video below.
- My super simple card is lovely as is. But adding just a bit of designer paper, ribbon, and bling really steps it up! By using scraps of DSP and bits of ribbon from various spools, I can have lots of fun and keep things interesting while making lots of the same card.
- I used 3 different neutral card bases. Each one has its element of beauty. Use the card bases you have for more variation!
I've listed and linked all the products below for all 3 cards. The common element in them all is Light Me Home stamp set (plus ink), and I highly recommend adding Light Me Home to your collection of holiday stamps. Or if you are just starting your journey of handmade cards, Light Me Home is perfect for your first handmade Christmas Cards!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to like and follow my facebook.com/sweetstamper page so you get reminders of my twice weekly Facebook Lives:
Tuesday: Teach Me Tuesday @ 2 PM CT
Thursday: Simple & Stepped Up @ 2PM CT