Simply Sketched Simplicity

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I am in love with the new Simply Sketched hostess stamp set, I just can’t stop using it.  This is a little sneak peek into a cool new set available as hostess stampin’ rewards starting May 31st.  (Tip – any order over $150 qualifies for hostess stampin’ rewards – you don’t have to have a party to get this – although you most certainly can – book, in person, or virtual!) I wanted to make a quick and simple card showcasing the natural beauty of the images, so I started with the poppy image.

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Creative Tips:

    • I really wanted the star of the card to be the poppy image, so I cut a block just the size of the image – 1 3/4” x 3”.
    • I used Jet Black StazOn as my outline, and then watercolored my image using the Aqua Painters.

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  • I used the new colors as my muse and made my poppy Crisp Cantaloupe (quickly becoming a favorite) with some Strawberry Slush highlights.  For the stem I went to returning color Pear Pizazz.  I added a little emphasis in the center of the flower using my Classic Basic Black ink as well.
  • Three sayings come in this set making this a quite versatile stamp set.  I quickly made a banner for the greeting.


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  • I only popped the poppy image up so it really highlighted it.
  • I chose a white on white approach which really looks classic and elegant.


White on white cards are beautiful – if you haven’t made one yet, I encourage you to try.  Best of all, this card took all of about 5 minutes from start to finish.  So enjoy making one with one of your stamp sets today!  Me, I’m getting ready for the CG Crew to come over and play with all the new fun things in the new catalog during our team meeting.  Wish you could come play with us today!

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Stamp Sets – Simply Sketched (129672c, 129669w)  Ink – Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Strawberry Slush (131178), Pear Pizazz (131180), Jet Black StazOn (101406), Basic Black (126980) Paper – Whisper White (100730) Cool Tools – Aqua Painters (103954), 1” Square Punch (102094) Finishing Touch – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

About Ingrid Blackburn


  1. valerie says:

    Simply elegant,love it. This can be used so many times by just changing the sentiment. Thanks for my new go to card! 🙂

  2. Beautiful CAS card, Ingrid! LOVE!!!

  3. Jennifer Wittke says:

    Love the color combinations and the simplicity of this card! Thanks, Ingrid!

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