Simon Says Stamp | Super Simple Abstract Greeting Card

Simon Says Stamp | Super Simple Abstract Greeting Card

Just like the title says, this card is super simple and doesn’t require a ton of supplies. In fact, I used no stamps and no dies (well, just a banner die to cut the sentiment, but that can be replaced by a paper trimmer).

Simon Says Stamp | Super Simple Abstract Greeting Card

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CARD DETAILS

I love abstract backgrounds such as the one on this card. There’s a technique I love to use to create this look by using ink pads. I have a video tutorial HERE. For this card, instead of starting with a white background, I started with a colored one – I used cream cardstock. And instead of using Simon’s dye inks, I used new Pawsitively Saturated inks. The foam in these ink pads is much softer, giving a much more beautiful abstract look.

Simon Says Stamp | Super Simple Abstract Greeting Card

With the ink added I applied glitter gel through a fading tiny dots stencil to create a focal point and finally I cut a pre-printed sentiment strip and foam mounted it on top. This card can’t get any simpler.

Simon Says Stamp | Super Simple Abstract Greeting Card

I am now obsessed with these backgrounds and can’t stop making them! Give them a try.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Sun and Moon
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Sun and Moon
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Therm O Web Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Mini Set of 6 Glitz Glitter Gels
Therm O Web Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Mini Set of 6 Glitz Glitter Gels
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Simon Says Stamp Cream Off White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cream Off White Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Palette Knife 2 Pack
Tim Holtz Distress Palette Knife 2 Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Fading Tiny Dots
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Fading Tiny Dots
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Bubblegum
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Bubblegum
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Citrine
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Citrine
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Sunbeam
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Sunbeam
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Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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8 Comments

      1. yes! these backgrounds are so easy to make – you can create loads in a single sitting and have a unique background for a every card. thank you!

    1. Yana, thank you for inspiring me to try something new. Your use of color, techniques, descriptions and videos has help me become more confident in trying new things. I thank you for adding color and beauty to my in box. I hope the New Year holds wonderful surprises for you and yours.

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