I've really enjoyed playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday challenge every week and I'm delighted to be part of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop for August 2016. This is our theme and this was our brief:
THEME: Stepping it up: One, Two, Three!
RULES: Project one: The simple, “I’m in a hurry” card. Project two: A look at the same card, stepped up a bit, “I have a bit more time to fuss” version. Project three: The same card again but this time totally stepped up, “Let’s see how fancy I can make this card” version.
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Sorry to show you Christmas in August but I've been using some of our new stamps from our Winter Catalogue and once you start you just can't stop!! You can start purchasing from 1st September and if you're in the UK all products can be found on my Website.
So my basic card is a gatefold card which uses one of the framelits from the Botanical Builder set. The cardstock is Old Olive. The two images on the front were made with one of our new sets Merriest Wishes and the Merry Tags framelit dies which match.
STEP ONE - BASIC CARD
The inside of the card has been layered onto some of our This Christmas Designer Series Paper and stamped with a sentiment from the Merriest Wishes set.
Just a little tip here but I'm sure you all know it. When I'm using some paper as a background, and to not waste every little scrap of DSP or cardstock I cut out images or shapes from the paper before I layer it.
As you can see here - the cut out images are covered but I have some more pieces to use at a later date.
STEPPING IT UP - STEP TWO
I've added some more details to my card in Step Two. The cut out that we used above has been cut and glued onto the reindeer and the trees to co-ordinate with the background DSP and to add some extra interest to the beautiful reindeer bauble. I've used another stamp from the Merriest Wishes to the Glad Tidings and popped the sentiment up on a dimensional to add some extra interest.
Here you can see the DSP cut out and glued onto the Reindeer and the Trees.
STEPPING IT UP - STEP THREE
So now I've gone all out with the added extra interest. I've stamped another of the stamps onto the bottom of the bauble. I've added some Warmth and Cheer Designer Washi Tape to the edges of the cardstock so that they meet in the middle and a touch of our new Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine which is whisper white with a thread of metallic red running through it to add some glitter along the side of the card. There is a touch of Wink of Stella on the Reindeer and the Trees to help the bling along.
Inside I've added Ho Ho Ho which comes from the new Greetings from Santa set.
Some Basic Rhinestone on the top of the Be Joyful adds a touch more bling.
And here you can see the finished card in all its glory.
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