It's Thursday and to me that means it's time for the Pals Paper Arts weekly challenge. This week it's a sketch challenge by our own Nicole Watt. This is the epitome of Clean and Simple. But sometimes CAS can be, well, difficult! When I first saw this sketch, all I could see were five Candy Dots. And you know what? That might have been a cool card. But that was a bit too CAS and I REALLY needed to do something a bit more complex. So I started pulling out all of my stamp sets that had images that could be lined up. There are quite a few, but not many that have images small enough to line up five in a row. Then I pulled out Happy Hour - EUREKA! But then I saw so many. So here are a few options for this CAS - and HAPPY challenge!
The above was a fun project, but for me, a bit labor intensive for a CAS style card, so I created the one below...
This is the same design, but I stamped the glass and the liquid all in the same color. Then I took the sketch, rotated 90° did this...
Then I took the sketch and rotated it 180° clockwise and....
The above was actually the first idea I had because the images are round like the sketch, but opted to go with something a bit different for my key project. The following took the sketch as presented and is the ABSOLUTE SIMPLEST example - let Stampin' Up! do ALL the work!
Step by Step Tips:
- My signature project was created first stamping all the glasses on a piece of velum using a stamp-a-ma-jig. This will allow me to perfectly position them in a straight line. I drew a light pencil line 1.5“ from the top of the card and one by one stamped the glasses using StazOn® Jet Black Ink. Then I stamped each glass using the same color ink and card stock. (Real Red Classic Ink on Real Red Card Stock, Pumpkin Pie on Pumpkin Pie, etc) and fussy cut the liquid out of the glass and 2-Way Glue penned them to the Whisper White card stock image.
- My simplified signature project was created using most of the above steps, but I eliminated the StazOn® Jet Black Ink and just stamped the images in bright colors directly to the Whisper White Card Stock - infinitely quicker!
- My 3rd card was created using the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Whisper White Card Stock. The hearts are punched in Real Red, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette. The middle heart is stamped using Strawberry Slush.
- The Balloon card is stamped first in StazOn® Jet Black Ink. Then each of the balloons are re-stamped on Whisper White Card Stock and fussy cut out. The 1st, third, and fifth balloons are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals! Simple!