Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the next Episode of Rick’s Saturday Simple Stamping. For this weeks card I used one of my favorite stamp sets, and the stamp set that I will be featuring in my Summer Retreat this year, Beautiful Friendship. This is a great floral stamp set that has a watercolor look without all the work. Which was one of the reasons I picked it for this week’s Simple Stamping episode. Here’s a look at this weeks #simplestamping card.
This is one of those stamp sets that you can do so much with if you just think outside the box a little. Not that you may want to considering what beautiful floral bouquets you can create. This card literally took me just a few minutes to create. The longest part was picking out what images and colors to use. That’s really how easy this card was. I actually did this card last Saturday while I was at a Alabama Mini Retreat with Stampin’ Up!. I had just gotten mine in and hadn’t had time to play with it because I was presenting at the Mini Retreat and had to finish getting my presentation ready, while waiting on the electrician to come and fix our power from the outside of the house to the inside. Long story, I will fill you in on that during a upcoming Facebook Live.
I used three ink pads for today’s card. I used Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, and Balmy Blue. I started out by stamping the Hydrangea in Balmy Blue Classic ink and then stamped the roses in Lovely Lipstick and nestled them up right next to the Hydrangea. I finished off by adding in a few leaves and the sentiment in Call me Clover. My card base is a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock that was cut in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/4). If you are just starting out I always suggest getting either a pack of Whisper White Cardstock and a pack of Medium White Envelopes or a pack of the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes. With either of these two options you are covered to create super cute cards. As you progress in your stamping journey you can add more supplies. But really and truly these few items and maybe a roll of white ribbon will get you through for awhile, before you decide you need to add other items to your shopping cart.
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