Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks Convention Swap/Holiday Catalog Tour. If you are going along the tour you have arrived here from the talented LeAnn Greff, she always has some amazing projects! I’m doing a little something different this time around. One of my favorite features in the Stampin’ Success Magazine that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get every other month is the Stepped Up article. I have two cards to share with you today and two versions of each card. The first card will appeal to you clean and simple side while the second card adds some extra for a little oomph.
My first card is actually one of my favorites. It starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I stamped the “skid marks” from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set in Pear Pizzaz three times in the middle. The tag is made from a piece of Wisteria Wonder that I stamped the ampersand from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set in Wisteria Wonder. Two butterflies are punched out from a piece of Pear Pizzaz that I stamped with the Travel Journal Builder Wheel in Pear Pizzaz and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. The greeting is from the Bitty Banners Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.
The Stepped Up version of the card adds a piece of Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to the tag and some Basic Jewels Rhinestones randomly placed. To make the whole card pop I mounted it to a base of Wisteria Wonder Card Stock. I like both versions of the card but a little bling and a base goes a long way! It’s also a great way to combine some sets you may already have with some new goodies!
The second card I have for you uses one of my favorite card stock. The base of the card is Naturals White Card Stock. I used the Tape It! Stamp Set to stamp the Washi Tape in Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush. Up at the top is the greeting from the Label Something Stamp Set stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and stapled to a piece of Bermuda Bay that was punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and cut in half. The hexagon, from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set punched out with the Hexagon Punch, flower from the Flower Shop Stamp Set punched out with the Pansy Punch and the button from the Notable Notions Stamp Set punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch are all adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. All of the images are stamped on Naturals White.
The Stepped Up version includes some Basic Jewels Pearls in the center of the flower and is mounted to a base of Bermuda Bay Card Stock. Again, just a little bling and a base give the card a whole new look. I also love the way that a bunch of completely different stamp sets can have such a cohesive look!
I hope that you enjoyed my Stepped Up post for the Control Freaks Convention Swap Tour. It was such an honor to meet up with all of the Freaks at Convention in person. I’m so happy to be a part of their fun group! Now on to the your next dose of creativity with the clever Lisa Martz. Have a great time on the tour and thanks for stopping by!
Stampin’ Up! supplies used
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Bitty Banners, Gorgeous Grunge, Hello, Lovely Clear Mount and Travel Journal Builder Wheel
Framelits: Bitty Banners
Punch: Bitty Butterfly
Embellishments: Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Card Stock: Naturals White and Bermuda Bay
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Tape It!, Six Sided Sampler, Notable Notions, Label Something and Flower Shop Clear Mount
Punches: Ticket Duo Builder, 1 1/4″ Circle, Hexagon, Pansy and 2 1/2″ Circle
Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL