This is the perfect card if you’re a beginner stamper.
This card uses simple stamping and the best bundle to showcase this technique is the Paradise Palms Bundle.
However, if you don’t have this bundle -you can still re-create this look using a stamp that makes a great silhouette.
Sometimes we forget just how striking a card can look when it’s done just with simple stamping.
For this card, I used blending brushes -but if you don’t have blending brushes, sponges will work too.
What you will need to make this card
Basic white thick cardstock – 8¼” x 5½” -scored at 4 1/8″
Another piece of basic white cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 5″ (cut 2)
Basic black cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (cut 2)
Ink colours : Daffodil delight, mango melody, calypso coral & merry merlot
If you don’t have these exact colours – aim for yellow, orange and a red-ish/purple
Stamp set – I used Paradise Palms
Painter’s tape/post it notes
Cut and emboss machine (optional if you want to step it up)
Let’s put this card together
Using the painter’s tape or post-it notes, mask off equal areas on both sides of the basic white cardstock.
For my first card, I used painter’s tape -and when I pulled it off, it pulled off some of the cardstock.
It left a textured feel to the card -which is nice if you’re after that.
However if you’re not wanting a textured look – I recommend the long post-it notes instead.
Once you’ve positioned the masked off area – start with the yellow ink.
Using either your blending brush or sponge -blend in yellow at the top of the exposed panel.
Start off light -you can always add more colour later on.
Then continue using the orange (in my example I went from daffodil delight to mango melody to calypso coral and finally merry merlot at the bottom).
Make the purple base darker than the yellow at the top.
I also went over all the other colours very lightly with the merry merlot -making it look like the sunset.
Once you’re happy with the look of your sunset, remove the masking tape.
I then inked up the stem with memento black.
The palm fronds were next -make sure you bring the stamp right down to where the stem is.
If you’re wanting to step it up to the next level -you could always die cut the palm out of black cardstock instead.
Stamp the base of the palmtree with black ink.
I also stamped a sentiment inside the card plus another palm tree.
Again, if you’re wanting to step this card up -you can die cut the lattice die in black.
Putting this simply stamped card together
Once you’ve done all the stamping, all that’s left is to glue this onto the black matte.
The black matte then gets glued onto your white cardbase and then you’re all done!
Simple stamping using the Paradise Palms Bundle.
Pop a comment below if you’d like to see more simple stamped cards.
If you’re keen to own your own Paradise Palms Bundle- you can get it right here.
I also demonstrate other simple cards on my Youtube channel PLUS you get my undivided attention at card classes.
You can check out the dates for the next class right here.
Until next time!