Today’s Blog Hop is all about simple stamping! We were asked to feature projects made with only stamps, ink, paper and a punch. I instantly thought of the A Fish & A Wish stamp set to make this simple “Sea of Thanks” card. I made a super simple version…and then took it slightly up a notch to give you a couple different options.
- Starry Sky card base – 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
- White cardstock – (2) 4” x 5 1/4”
- Starry Sky cardstock – (2) 1/8” x 4”
- Starry Sky ink pad
- Adhesive and/or glue of choice
- A Fish & A Wish stamp set (coordinating punch optional)
- Scrap paper and Post It’s or tape
- Dimensionals (optional)
- Matte dots (optional)
This really is a simple card to make. I took a scrap piece of paper (the thinner the better) and positioned it across my white cardstock to mask the area for my sentiment. I used a couple Post It notes I had handy to hold the scrap piece while I stamped. I used the “sea weed” stamp along the bottom (see photo above) with Starry Sky ink. I then removed my mask and stamped the sentiment and the fish. Next, I glued my 1/8” pieces of Starry Sky card stock above and below my sentiment (see photo above). I then attached my finished card front to my card base.
Finally, I stamped the inside piece and attached to my card.
If you want to take this card slightly up a notch, simply stamp and punch out the fish and add it to the card with dimensionals and then add a couple matte dots.
The A Fish & A Wish stamp set is really the perfect set to use for simple stamping. The possibilities are endless. I hope you enjoyed this “Sea of Thanks” card. Be sure to leave me a comment to tell me what you think and then continue to hop along to see all the other simple stamping projects.
Stamp with Polly
Mo Rootes says
Such pretty cards Polly, love the monochrome look
Susan Webster says
Really fun card, and I always love a monochrome creation. Thanks for sharing.
Tricia Butts says
Beautiful monochromatic card designs. Love this wonderful masking technique. Thanks for sharing.