Thursday, 7 July 2011

Elegant monotone card using the Simply Said stamp set

Here's a card that I'll be demonstrating at a workshop tonight. I want to show the difference in results between stamping with the Craft White ink on it's own and using the Craft White or Versamark with White Embossing Powder. I'll also be showing how well the Signo White Gel Pen works with White heat embossing. It's the perfect finishing touch for adding a little "colouring in" that makes an image really pop!

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Craft White, Versamark, Versamarker, Signo White gel pen
Punches: Corners, Word Window, Modern Label
Other: White EP
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

The card base is an A6 portrait of Concord Crush, matted with Whisper White. Another mat of Concord Crush was stamped randomly (and off the card) with one of the large fill flowers from the Simply Said set and then in between with the dinky flower, both using Craft White ink. This was set aside to dry before adhering direct to the card front (Craft White is a similar ink to Versamark and needs a little longer to dry or you can use a heat tool if you're in a hurry). The dotty flowers were stamped onto a panel of Concord Crush card with Craft White/Versamark ink and then heat embossed with White EP. The flowers were then coloured in with the White Signo Gel Pen (using a light pressure so that the inks flows). This image was matted onto Whisper White card and Whisper White punched Corners were popped up on dimensionals on opposite corners. The whole layer was then popped up on dimensionals on the card front. The sentiment is longer than this but only the "thank you" was inked, using a Versamarker to allow more precision, and then heat embossed with White EP. This was punched out with the Word Window and then adhered direct to a Modern Label punched from Concord Crush before popping up on dimensionals below the main image.

The embossing really stands out colourwise and texturally in comparison to the muted, almost distressed effect of the Craft White ink. Both excellent effects in their own way.

Recipe (inside)
Stamp set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush

The insert was quick and easy to create with this same set. The sentiment was stamped with Concord Crush ink and then the flowers were stamped repeatedly off the bottom of the page.

If you'd like to order this set, or any other SU! products then please email me.

Off now to the workshop!

Sara xx

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