Stampin' Up's September #simplestamping challenge is to make a Christmas/holiday/new year's card using only stamps, ink, paper, and designer series paper. Yay, DSP! I need a little something more than just the basics. I used the gorgeous Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog and the "Memories of Home" stamp set from the just-released Holiday Catalog. (NOTE: The Noble Peacock Specialty DSP is thick--at least as thick as cardstock, probably thicker.) Here's my #simplestamping Christmas card. What do you think?
I have a confession: I cheated a little bit on the challenge. I used Clear Wink of Stella (that's ink, right?) to add some glimmer to the ornaments--and to pull some of the ink into the blank space. You can do some faux "watercoloring" with Wink of Stella. I also couldn't resist adding a small Pretty Peacock colored Noble Peacock Rhinestone to the center of two of the ornaments. Here's a close up so you can see the pretty DSP and the shimmer from the Wink of Stella.
I challenge you to create cards using only stamps, ink, paper, and DSP! If you do, post them on line using the hashtag #simplestamping.
I have a fun Protip for you tomorrow, so come on back and see what I've got!