Today we're Designing with Stampin'Up! Free In the Country Stamps with a LITTLE Coloring. This pretty little stamp set has two beautiful images...and at first glance you may consider passing it by because it appears to need coloring. Well, I think there are several designs that would lend themselve to quick and easy cards with little to no coloring.
This is the stamp set...In the Country (#160828)
and here's our first card...
As you can see, we did just a small amount of coloring--it makes the image pop--but if you really don't like to color you can just go with no coloring at all. Except for the door the coloring of the plants & flowers is done by dotting with the Blends markers--the images are rather 'vague' so that you don't have to worry about being inside the line....simply dot around the image with the markers.
This is one of those cards that is really useful for just about any occasion--birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you....well, you get the idea. So it's a good idea to make a stack and have them ready in your stash
The card design itself is quite simple--we outlined the image and the designer paper with a slim black borders--this helps add definition to these two parts of your card. All the cutting takes less than 5 mintues.
Stop back by Thursday & see another project created with a Sale-a-bration freebie.
I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.
*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).
*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.
1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).
2. Cut Basic Black 3 1/2 X 4 7/8; adhere to card front.
3. Cut designer paper (Hand Pencilled) 3 3/8 X 4 3/4; adhere to black layer
4. Cut Basic Black 2 3/8 X 3 5/8, adhere to center of card front.
5. Die cut stitched rectangle (approximately 2 1/4 X 3 1/2) from Basic White cardstock
*Stamp image (In the Country #1608280 in Memento ink.
*Color with Blends markers: Dark Real Red and Light Shaded Spruce
*Adhere this to the black layer
Your card is ready for sending!
Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!