Welcome to Simple to Spectacular!

Who doesn’t love a simple, classic sugar cookie? But then you icing and it gets even sweeter and more decadent. And then you pop on some sprinkles and suddenly it’s a party! The idea of this feature will be to show how a single stamp set can be used to create a card from clean and simple to downright fabulous with a few extra layers and embellishments.

We have a few designers participating today and they each have three progressive card designs to share using the Vintage Linens stamp set. Enjoy!

“I just love the bold blooms in Vintage Linens and couldn’t wait to play with them again this month! Inspired by the stamp set title, I decided to create the hint of a vintage linen placemat of sorts to ground the stemmed flower duo in the set. As always, i stayed true to my typical clean and graphic style on all three takes, each one a little more involved than the last. From simple to stepped up to spectacular, I used the same stamps, colors, and basic layout. Stop by my blog to read more about each design.”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments, Cover Up: Grid
  • INK: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: MISTI

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments, Cover Up: Grid
  • INK: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Vintage Linens, Scallop Stackers: Medium
  • OTHER: MISTI, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Foam Tape

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments, Cover Up: Grid
  • INK: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Vintage Linens, Scallop Stackers: Medium, Pierced Feature Frames
  • OTHER: MISTI, Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black, Clear Crystal Glitter, Multi Medium Matte, Rainstones, Foam Tape

CLICK HERE to visit Lexi’s blog to see more!

“Vintage Linens is one of those stamp sets that can be used for almost any style!  With both the solid and outline images included, it makes this set even more versatile!  As per my usual, I added more layers to my cards when stepping up my project.  Make sure to stop by my blog for more details on each card.”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Vintage Linens
  • INK:  Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ocean Tides
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Hibiscus Burst
  • DIES:  Vintage Linens, Bold Borders: Wave
  • OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Vintage Linens, Sentiment Staples: Birthday
  • INK:  Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, True Black
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Hibiscus Burst
  • DIES:  Vintage Linens, Bold Borders: Wave, Scallop Stackers: Medium
  • OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Vintage Linens, Sentiment Staples: Birthday, Stitch in Time Borders
  • INK:  Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, True Black
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Bitty Big: Lovely Lady
  • DIES:  Vintage Linens, Bold Borders: Wave, Scallop Stackers: Medium, Stitch in Time Borders
  • OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots, White twine

CLICK HERE to visit Laurie’s blog to see more!

“How fun to use the Vintage Linens set for the Simple to Spectacular challenge this week. Vintage Linens has so many layering options for the images in the set and I played with the different options with each project progression along with adding other details like color blending and using die cuts. Each card is a stand out in its own way!”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, Prairie Grass
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft
  • DIES: Scallop Stackers: Medium

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft
  • DIES: Botanical Bounty Sentiments, Scallop Stackers: Medium
  • OTHER: rainstones, ink blending tool

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft
  • DIES: Vintage Linens, Botanical Bounty Sentiments, Scallop Stackers: Medium
  • OTHER: rainstones, ink blending tool, 3D foam squares

CLICK HERE to visit Heather’s blog to see more!

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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • 1
    Jane Rakonczay says:

    I love the colors and how everyone did their cards differently. The problem I am having is that I would like to buy Vintage Linens stamps and dies but the dies aren’t available. This is happening a lot lately and it’s very frustrating. When I buy a stamp set I want the coordinating dies also. Would you PLEASE get the dies in for your stamp sets?? Thanks. Jane

  • 2
    Karine says:

    I’m really enjoying these Simple To Spectacular posts, please keep them coming!

  • 3
    Lisa Mendoza says:

    I LOVE the simple to spectacular segment and I always rally for using old sets. (They’re like people, don’t want to be discarded because of fresh new stuff. We can find a place for all!) lol. All of these are very beautiful. Thanks for this!

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