Simple Christmas

Have you been convinced yet to purchase the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set with the overwhelming abundance of inspiration found on blogs,  Pinterest and Facebook pages?

Too often we stress over making masterpieces, with multiple layers, bling and embellishments.  Sometimes it is good to take a step back and limit what we use to create.  It can help us focus on our ability to be creative and what can be accomplished without going overboard.

A few weeks ago while laying in bed waiting for sleep to overcome me, I envisioned a card in my mind.  Since I am too stubborn to keep a notepad and pen beside my bed or turn on the light, I rely on a really good, yet very short memory to produce the creation the following day! Ha! That being said, by the time I went to create it, some of the elements had vanished but I still had a few simple elements that helped me create the two cards I am sharing today.

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These cards are essentially the same with minor variances.  This first card has all the trees stamped on Whisper White and die cut.  It is clean and simple with only a few stars stamped in the top right corner and the sentiment stamped in a straight line in the bottom right corner.

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The second card is very similar yet with some simple changes.  Two trees are stamped directly on the card base, with the third tree being stamped on Whisper White and die cut.  If you look closely at the trees stamped on the Pool Party cardstock, you’ll notice one is shorter than the other.  This was accomplished by not inking up the entire tree.  I used a Wild Wasabi marker to close in the bottom of the tree.

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The star image was stamped on both sides of the trees and the final difference is the curved sentiment.

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This is one of the simple tricks that you can do with photopolymer stamps.  As the material is so flexible you can curve images into slightly different placements than just a straight line.

I hope these cards inspire you to pull out just a few supplies to create simple, yet eye catching cards!

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