Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Basics To Brilliance Part Two

Yesterday I shared the card in front, a basic card with fairly easy stamping and a sentiment. Before I sent it on it's way, I stamped a matching envelope with a half-bunch of flowers. Wouldn't you like to be able to make handcrafted projects like this for your friends?

You're getting a sneak peak at the three cards in this series here, but I'm about to talk about the middle-of-the-range card, which has been 'stepped-up' just a bit.

This card has been stamped on Whisper White, and layered onto a slightly larger piece of Lemon-Lime Twist. The stems were stamped in Old Olive, this colour goes really well with Lemon-Lime Twist. Some flowers were stamped directly onto the card, as was the ribbon bow around the stems. A few flowers and the wrap for the stems were stamped and diecut. The main problem with layering card, is making sure that the measurements are even and straight. Our Stampin' Up!® trimmer helps with the grid it has on the base plate and apart from that it is practice. The card is standard, whether you measure in metric or imperial, and then you decide on an amount you'll reduce it by. It might be .5cm or ¼inch on the short and long side, so long as it is consistent.

You can create a card like this with fairly basic supplies. Not a very complicated card, but you've now added in some layering and a little die-cutting. Don't forget to decorate the envelope too, so the recipient knows they're getting 'happy mail'.

Tomorrow night I'll share with you the top of the range card

Keep on crafting


  1. I like how you are stepping up each card with the same basic design...

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment Vicki. I'm happy to hear that you are enjoying seeing the transitions. Stay tuned ,😉


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