I do like a stamp set that covers multiple occasions. I also like one that can be used for #simplestamping projects. I like stamp sets that have a selection of sentiments. I like stamp sets that will appeal to all ages. And I've got one such set to share with you guys this week!! Called Penguin Place this super fun set has lots to offer!
For today's Make it Simple Monday inspiration as always I'm just using stamps, ink and paper. I have created what I call scene latouts for my cards and used different occassions and colour palettes to creat different cards.
The basic layout is the same for both the Christmas and birthday cards. I started out by stamping the black components, the penguin and the swosh ( a curve that creates a hill).
I then dressed the penguin a bow tie for the birthday and a scarf and wooly hat for the Christmas one. I did of course give him a beak and feet!
Now to customise the card for the event. Christmas trees with stars atop and a Christmas greeting on one. On the other a pile of gifts and a balloon.
For this first set of inspiration I went for what I call a primary colour palette. Red, blue , green yellow and orange in clear bold shades.
Once I'd completed this pair I thought how would they work with a different colour palette 🤔 So I pulled out a selection of inks that were still blue, green, yellow, orange and red bases. But this time the tones and hues were what I call a more contemporary palette. I used a pink instead of red, a softer green , a turquoise shade of blue and softer shades of yellow and orange.
The layouts are identical just different colours yet they create a different feel to the cards.
So which do you prefer primary? Or contemporary?
As always on a Monday there will be a Facebook live over on our page at 4pm BST. I will be sharing how I made these cards. I will add a link here later once I've gone live.
Here's the Video
Have fun and would love to have you join me on Facebook later if you can please say Hi. Xx