Starter Kit Challenge
Last week I discovered a comment from a brand new demonstrator that said she felt like she didn’t have enough materials in her Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Starter Kit to make or demonstrate a variety of cards. The saddest part of the comment was that it was posted two years ago and there was nothing I could do to help. I decided that I could help future demonstrators, though!
I put together a list of materials that I would recommend getting in a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit if you have no other materials starting out. Then, I set out to make a bunch of cards with only those materials. Today’s card is the last of these cards, 7 in total. This one is my favorite out of the whole bunch, so I saved it for last.
Masking and Sponging Tips
This card uses masking techniques to cover parts of the paper while applying ink to other parts.
- To make masks for the clouds, I stamped the cloud shape that comes with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set on a stack of post-it notes, then cut them out. Cut out multiples at once to save time!
- I also used masking to separate the grass from the sky. While I worked on the sky, I covered the grass, and vice versa. You can use post-it notes, masking tape, or washi tape to mask a straight line.
- When I blend multiple colors together, like in the sky, I always work from lightest to darkest. You can always make the color darker, but if you add too much dark there is no going back!
- For this card I was quite please to use my newly discovered sponging technique using only marker ink. I had more control over how much ink went onto the paper at once than when I used traditional ink pads.
- Finally, I stamped the tree images and added leaves. My leaf stamp had a cluster of four leaves, which didn’t always line up where I wanted them. Once again, I used masking to solve this! I used a post-it note to cover the leaves I didn’t want to use, inked up the rest, and stamped them!
Analogous Color Scheme
My evening color scheme uses analogous colors, or colors that are right next to each other on the color wheel. All of these colors come from the Brights color family from Stampin’ Up! and they are all designed to work well when paired together.
The Whole Line Up
These are all of the cards that were part of my personal Starter Kit Challenge. Click any of the pictures to see the blog post about that card.
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