My card for today is one that is super simple and gives an optical illusion at first glanced.  It stars the wonderful Marvelous Nature stamp set.


Stampin' Up!, Marvelous Nature, Hello Irresistible, brushed brass butterflies, lost lagoon, jackie beers


Stamps set

This is a one stamp set card!  I love these because I feel like a new stamper could make a pretty card with minimal outlay to begin.  And it makes them pretty quick and easy to do as well.  This card has the image stamped using Lost Lagoon and it appears to be a cut out of the Basic White with the Lost Lagoon card stock showing through.  I think that is a wonderful look and Stampin’ Up! has very talented artists to create these stamps.

The sentiment is included in the stamp set and is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I suggest stamping the sentiment first so you can then evenly place the focal stamp.  Mine is a tad low.


The papers used here are pretty monotone.  I knew I wanted the Lost Lagoon for a soft looking fern.  And in flipping through DSP I found this piece from the Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper.  It is a reverse side and had shades of the Lost Lagoon.  Actually it is Lost Lagoon and Soft Sea Foam.  By adding the thin layer of Soft Sea Foam everything ties together perfectly.


The finish on this card is a single butterfly.  I wanted to keep it quick and easy and that little butterfly is pretty and stands out all alone.  Even the layers of this card are simple.  Everything is glued down. Nothing is raised or  embossed.  Simply “simple stamping” and a pretty card is made.  #simplestamping

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