Sunday, September 30, 2012

One Simple Card Three Ways

Stampin' Up! Easy Events Stamp Set Hello Card
These cute hello cards were created for the challenge this month to create a card with no more than two layers. I got a little carried away and made three cards.  This darling image from the Easy Events stamp set was just too fun to only stamp once!  I also thought it might be fun to "step it up" a little each time, while trying to stay true to the challenge.

Stampin' Up! one layer card

All three cards feature the same watercolored image, stamped directly on a Naturals Ivory card base. For the first (and most simple) card the only addition is Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon. And beside the stamp, inks, and paper, the only additional tool necessary was an Aqua Painter (or a Blender Pen).

Alternate version of one layer card

The next version features a snippet of the same ribbon plus two strips of patterned paper from the Summer Smooches collection. The hello sentiment was stamped and then cropped using the Jewelry Tag Punch. Holding it all together is a Designer Printed Brad.

Embellishment detail of one layer card

The little leaves were borrowed from the Every Little Bit stamp set - another fun set with tons of cute images for just about every holiday and occasion and then some.

Two layer card - Stampin' Up! Easy Events Stamp Set

The last card was "stepped up" using the Big Shot and a few tools to add a little more impact.

Scallop Window for Watercolored Image

The little scallop window was created using the Scallop Rectangle Clearlit (outlined using a Stampin' Write Marker) and the new Woodgrain Embossing Folder gave the card lots of texture without distracting from the main image.

Heart punch detail closeup

The hello sentiment was cropped using the Small Heart Punch and tied to the ribbon with Early Espresso Baker's Twine. A neat feature about the Scallop Dots Ribbon is the solid color on one side and printed polka dots on the other. That's double the versatility - a real plus for the budget.

And there you have it ... one simple card ... three different ways.


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Easy Events (W-116958, C-123225), Every Little Bit (W-117096, C-120558)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Chocolate Chip (126979), Tangerine Tango (126946), Daffodil Delight (126944), Old Olive (126953), Bashful Blue (126961), Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals Collection 119703)
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), Very Vanilla (101650), Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409)
Tools: Aqua Painter (103954), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Scallop Rectangle Clearlit (118872), Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127821), Small Heart Punch (117193), Handheld 1/16" Circle Punch (101227), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (124142), 3/8" Designer Printed Brads (122940), Early Espresso Baker's Twine (123124)

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