I Believe in You
When I plan my Stampin’ Up!® classes and workshops, I try to include a technique, a simple card, and a more involved card while showing as many products as I can. This card, obviously, is the simple card, but it’s also the technique card.
There are actually three techniques in this simple card. The purpose was to show the “hinge step” technique with the Stamparatus®. For this card, we stamped the good luck sentiment (from the Amazing Life Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog) in Lemon Lime Twist ink at the center top of the card, then moved the plate down two notches. We repeated that until we got to the bottom of the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock.
Next, we moved the stamp to the right side of the card, moved the plate back to the top, then stamped, moved down two notches, then stamped. And finally, we repeated it one more time with the good luck stamp on the right side of the cardstock. Easy!
Another technique (that I didn’t count in my “three techniques,” so there are actually four) is stamping off. While that seems like a super basic one that everyone knows, new stampers do not, so we used that technique on the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock as well as the punched circle with the clover stamp.
To complete the Lemon Lime Twist Layer, we added some Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon. It was a bit wide for the card, so I cut each piece in half and then we colored it with a Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend (the third technique – dyeing ribbon).
We stamped the I believe in you sentiment several times using the Stamparatus®. We were using Lemon Lime Twist ink again, so I wanted it to be a little darker. Then we punched with the 2″ Circle Punch before adding the stamped-off clovers. For a little extra pop, we sponged the edges of the circle with a bit of Lemon Lime Twist ink (fourth technique). Sponging is another basic technique, but some of my stampers are new and had never done it before.
After stamping a few clovers at the bottom of the Whisper White card base, everything was ready to assemble. This is a super simple card – one color cardstock (plus Whisper White), one color ink, one stamp set. The only “extras” are the punch, the ribbon, and the Stampin’ Blend. But it’s a great card for a beginner class, because they can try several very basic techniques that are simple and not overwhelming. The only thing I wish I had done before assembling was to round the edges of the Lemon Lime Twist layer so it would mimic the circle and rounded clovers.
This is a perfect card to tuck in your kids’ lunches before they have a test, or to send to your favorite high school or college student before exams, or to send to anyone interviewing for a new position. Basically, anyone you’d like to encourage would love to receive this card.
By the way, the Amazing Life Stamp Set is part of a bundle. You can bundle the stamps and the Rectangle Stitched Shapes and save 10% off the individual price (we used the die-half of the bundle in another card, which you can see here).
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