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Creating Simplicity with the New Stampin'UP! Softly Sketched Stamp Set

Today we're Creating Simplicity with the New Stampin'Up! Softly Sketched Stamp SetThis lovely set was created using the DistINKtive technique that is patented by Stampin'Up! It's one of the types of stamps that I love to use.  Here's the set...

CaptureWhen I selected it today to hightlight in this post I was thinking of using the alcohol blends and applying color to the images. But the longer I played with the set the more I realized that simplicity was key to getting the most from these images...and's today's card...

B&w& a slightly closer look...

B&w cuThe image remains totally strikng without adding any color. The boldness of the black is softened a bit by the "sketching" of the image and it virtually comes off the card in it's 3D appearance.

You may have noticed that lovely backgroud--I call it the crosshatch design. It's one of the Basic  3D folders in the Exclusive Online products. It is my favorite of the three in that set.  It's subtle enough to remain in the background yet impressive enough to add special interest to the card front.

We added the three Classic matte dots around the blossoms to accent the black image on the pure white background.

Stop back by Thursday and see our next card with this set.

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I'll give you step by step directions for today's card below followed by the supply list.


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1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; put through the crosshatch embossing folder (Basic 3D embossing folder); adhere to card front.

3. Cut Basic White cardstock;

    *4 1/4 X 2
        *Stamp image in black ink (I used Stazon Jet Black)
        *Adhere 3 small Classic Matte dots (black around stem of flowers--see photo
        *Stamp 'hello' in black in near base of stem
    *4 1/2 X 2 1/4; adhere to back of above stamped layer with dimensionals; adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

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