I’m sharing a clean and simple card using Stampin’ Up!’s Positive Thoughts stamp set.
I find myself reaching for this stamp set more and more in the last couple of weeks. The sentiments are perfect for these times we face as a world.
It’s available in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog on page 23. Good news: It’s also available in Stampin’ Up!’s new, upcoming Annual Catalog (available to customers June 3). The coordinating die cuts, Nature’s Thoughts, will be available for purchase with the release of the new catalog.
For now, I relied on #simplestamping to create this clean and simple card Positive Thoughts rubber stamped greeting card. I can make a large number of cards in a short time and get the in the mail.
- Using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies, die cut a hole in a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of card stock. The thick card stock holds up best.
- Place the stencil on top of a white layer (also measuring 5 1/4 x 4).
- Sponge color into the circle. This card uses Balmy Blue, Pool Part, and Pacific Point. I started with Balmy Blue at the bottom, using circular motions to blend the ink. Pool part was next, followed by Pacific Point.
- Ink the flower image with the Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad. Stamp the image once in the center of the circle of sponged ink. Without reinking, stamp again to the left and right of the first flower.
- Stamp sentiment with Pacific Point ink pad.
- Color the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.
- Wrap the ribbon around the card and adhere in back with Mini Glue Dots. Tie a knot with another small ribbon piece.
- Adhere the card front to the Pacific Point base.
Think about all of the color combinations that could be used — lots and lots of options for a clean and simple, but beautiful card.
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Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2020 In Colors retire soon!
This card achieves three of today’s objectives:
- Call attention to Stampin’ Up!’s retiring In Colors: Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch. Grapefruit Grove, and Blueberry Bushel
- Use Stampin’ Up!’s Stampartus
- Create with my newest stamp set: Positive Thoughts.
Retiring In Colors: Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch. Grapefruit Grove, and Blueberry Bushel
We’ve been able to work with these colors for almost two years. I’m always sad to see the In Colors retire, but I look forward to the new ones. Stampin’ Up! announces its list of retiring products soon, and we know it includes these colors and all of the associated products.
If you love these colors, be sure to stock up now on the ink pads, ink refills, card stock, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, ribbon, embellishments, and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack. These offerings are available while supplies last and are often some of the first to sell when the retirement list comes out.
Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, allows you to do some fun techniques (in additional to being able to stamp straight!). The unique hinge system facilitates this fun stamping of the butterflies. I call it Hinge-Step Stamping. Position the first stamp on the paper, ink the image, and stamp the paper. Then, remove the plate and move it down one slot. (Look for a video later this week demonstrating this technique.) Keep stamping until you have the desired design. Be sure to clean the stamp if you’re using several colors.
The Positive Thoughts stamp set works perfectly for the times we are experiencing. Each day, I focus on sending cards to offer happy mail and let people know someone is thinking of them. The sentiments and images in this set are perfect for that. I’m just starting to play with the images.
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