Glamper Greetings

One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! is that they keep coming up with fresh and new images. Glamper Greetings is a unique and fun stamp set. I bought it because it’s very different than anything I’ve seen and it’s so CUTE. It has lots of little pieces and you can build your own scene. You can also use it for holidays or any other event. It could even be used for a masculine card, and you know those aren’t easy to make!

Holiday Glamping

For today, I’ve used the stamp set to make a holiday card. The only “holiday” theme on the glamper is a wreath. It’s simple and elegant, without taking a long time to create. Isn’t that the best?

Handmade Christmas Card using Glamper Greetings by Stampin' Up!

To make the glamper, I stamped Archival black onto Shimmery White card stock (which is my favorite paper for watercoloring.) From there, I carefully cut it out. Then I started having the real fun! I stamped the lines in Garden Green and added a little pie and wreath. With my Aqua Painter, I added some more Garden Green and some Smoky Slate to give the camper a little interest and definition, but I kept it simple and didn’t go overboard with filling things in. Sometimes less is more, don’t you think?

Using a Sketch

The card follows the Paper Craft Crew sketch #222. It’s a great, all-purpose sketch. If you like to PIN sketches to pinterest, this is a great one to pin and use over and over again. You can never go wrong with it – it’s like a black dress. Combine some fancy paper on the bottom, plain paper on top, and a focal image in the middle. You will have a lovely card that looks put-together. You can’t go wrong!

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I hope you join in and play with the Paper Craft Crew. Click here to see cards others have made with the sketch, and to play along.

Pretty Paper

My favorite aspect of the card is the paper at the bottom. It is from the Warm and Cheer paper stack. It has a masculine feel to it and reminds me of argyle socks that my sweet hubby wears. I used to have a problem using my specialty paper. When I love it, I don’t want to use it up! But I’ve learned that when you use just the right paper on a card, it brings the whole project together. After you make the card using your favorite paper and you love the results, you enjoy the paper even more.

Handmade Christmas Card using Glamper Greetings by Stampin' Up!

If you tend to “save” your paper, I challenge you! The next time you stamp, go ahead and use your absolute favorite. You will love the card! And there’s always more beautiful paper that you can buy if you run out. . . .Happy Stamping!

Love,
Rina
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Glamper Greetings
Paper: Warmth and Cheer, Garden Green, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Other: Aqua Painter, 3/8” ribbon Trio Pack, Frosted Sequins, Silver Metallic thread

Fun Glamper Stamping

There are some stamp sets that I buy just because they’re fun. I imagine myself using them, laughing while I create and just having a ball. Glamper Greetings is one of those stamp sets.

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It has a bunch of components and you can choose which ever one you’re in the mood to create. You can also create Halloween themes or Christmas themes, but it doesn’t have to be holiday related.

Glamper Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Home is Where you Park It

Glampers are trendy right now. Have you seen people post them on your facebook feed? Now that you’re looking for them, you’ll see them everywhere. It’s fun that Stampin’ Up! takes trends and turns them into stamps.

My card isn’t holiday related, but I did use some Halloween paper to add some oomph. I also used orange ink (Pumpkin Pie) to encourage me to use colors I wouldn’t normally use. I love how it came out.

Glamper Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I wish you could have seen me in my stamp room while I was creating it. Since the glamper lends itself to watercoloring, I used Shimmer White paper and archival black ink. I started with the Glamper and just kept adding different components such as the grass, banners, etc. I had a BALL putting it together.

Once I was done adding different features to the Glamper (don’t you LOVE the flamingo), I grabbed my aqua painter and different inks and painted on different colors. The orange is Pumpkin Pie, and looks darker in the bottom left. I used more water on the rest of the Glamper to dilute the shade. This made sure the color matched, but there was a variation to add interest to the Glamper.

When I was done watercoloring, I added some layers with the Halloween Night Specialty DSP and Smokey Slate paper, stamped the sentiment, and then attached it crookedly. Because attaching things crookedly always makes me smile!

Happy Glamping,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Glamper Greetings
Ink: Archival Black, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate
Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
Other: Blender Pens, Brights Enamel Dots

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