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Friday 28 December 2018

#Simplestamping for Totally Techniques

 Welcome back lovely readers. It's been a while but not only has it been Christmas, I've been recovering from surgery on my ankle to turn my big toe muscle into a new Achilles Tendon.  It's improving slowly and my physiotherapy has started in earnest so I'm hoping to be able to spend more time in the room of craft and share the new Spring catalogue with you.

However today along with the fabulous Totally Techniques team I'm sharing a #simplestamping card using just stamps, ink and paper.  We're sharing single layer cards that anyone from a beginner crafter to an avid crafter can do and often has need for.  I've used a new incoming set called Bloom by Bloom which has bold solid stamps, but you can use bold colours or any you prefer. I've used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.  It is indeed a simple stamping card, but I have sneaked in a version of the masking technique.  Using a post it note I've masked a section of each card giving me a 'white space' once I've stamped to add a sentiment.
We all love to make 'special' cards, but at times need quick and easy cards that we might need in bulk, for example thank you cards to send out for all our awesome Christmas gifts or you might be a teacher and want to send a simple birthday card to all your class and need something that is fun and cheerful, but not too time consuming. This stamp set and our note cards and envelopes are perfect for these types of cards. You can see above how I used different shape post it notes or cut them to the size I wanted maintaining as much of the sticky strip as possible to hold the mask in place. 

This is a great way for a beginner to start stamping. I've used just 3 ink pads and a stamp set for the design. I have used another for the thanks sentiment, but you could write in your own and look at growing your stamp collection over time with sentiments being next on your list. 

For this design I used a small square post it and stamped the border from the set over the mask to create a complete 'white' square in which I then stamped the flower and thanks.  It gives depth but is still just a single layered card.

  1. Zoe Tant - UK - You're here
  2. Shannean Moncrieff - Australia
  3. Barbara Meyer - Austria
  4. Annette Elias - The Netherlands
  5. Kelly Acheson - USA  
  6. Marine Wiplier - France


stampingshanni said...

Love these projects and love the ideas as well! Great masking. So simple and so dramatic. Awesome!

dutchess said...

Fabulous cards Zoe such vibrant colours and great technique......glad to hear the physio is helping and you are a bit more mobile...good news for the new year xxxx

Jennifer said...

So vibrant! Just love these too much. Thank you for sharing your talent!

cuilliesocks said...

Happy New Year to you Zoe and pleased to hear that the physio is helping you to get mobile again.
Your card is quite beautiful, and such lovely stamps and colours .
Thank you for the new catalogue ,so many gorgeous products,not enough money 😣,Kate xx

Furrbster said...

This is beautiful and a lovely technique,

hugz Tinz

Zoe Tant said...

Thank you Tinz. It's easy and effective isn't it! xx

Zoe Tant said...

Glad you like it Jennifer thank you. You are most welcome it's all about sharing in my book. Zoe x

Zoe Tant said...

Happy New Year to you too kate. Choose something that you'll use lots and then maybe a naughty treat! Zoe x