A Very Simple Get Well Card Using Impression Obsession’s Tulip Stamp

I haven’t posted in a while because I just seemed to have lost my creative mojo again.  I decided to make a simple card hoping that would inspire me to create some more.

My Empty Nest Creations simple Get Well Card using Impression Obsession's Tulip stamp

I have always loved cards with bases made from kraft card stock, so I started there.  I just eyeballed where I wanted the simple greeting (Hero Arts Classic Messages stamp set…I use this one all the time 🙂

Using Bristol paper, I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink because I knew that I was going to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  After “painting” the image, I added a few simple additions with a white gel pen after it had dried.

This image is a piece of cake to fussy cut 🙂    I adhered it to the card base with some foam tape and called it done.  Like always, I walked away and came back to it a few hours later.  I decided it just needed a bit more, so I added the black dots above and below the flowers.

See, I told you it was a simple card.  The design is pretty generic, too, so it would be great for many types of cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sprinkles Really Do Make Everything Better!

I fell in love with Impression Obsession’s “Sprinkles Make Everything Better” stamp when I first saw it.  I thought it would be really cute paired with some tiny cupcakes.  I haven’t made a single layer stamped card in a quite a while, so I thought this would be the perfect design for this card.

My Empty Nest Creations Cupcake Sprinkle Card

To make it easier to stamp my cupcakes, I started by stamping the sentiment in the center with Versafine Onyx Black inkConcord & 9th’s Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp has some darling cupcakes, muffin paper designs and sprinkles.  They were perfect for my card.  I stamped the cupcakes with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then stamped the colorful pieces using my favorite Distress Oxide inks–Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and Twisted Citron.

That’s it.  Definitely a very simple, but colorful card.  I hope you like it!

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