Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Simple or Step it Up!


Hello! Today's cards began with one idea: that cute bow stamp from the Create a Cupcake stamp set! I thought it would be a great banner tie, either the way I stamped it above, or off the side so it would hold a "flag" rather than pennant. Then, to keep my card simple, I merely stamped my sentiment from Pennant Parade right onto the Whisper White card stock. Simple, right?

stepped up

...I got creative! I decided to ramp up each of the three elements on this card: the background, the banner and the sentiment. 
  • For the background, I ran my card stock through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder. 
  • For the banner, I used Lucky Limeade Baker's twine for 3-D anchors rather than flat stamping. 
  • For my sentiment, I punched out a 3/4" circle, then matted it with a 1" Basic Gray circle and a 1-1/4" Scallop Circle in Lucky Limeade. Voila!
I'd love to know which card YOU would prefer making - simple or stepped up? Please leave your vote and comment below! Thanks for visiting today!

Simple and Stepped Up Card Supplies: 

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
Stamps: Pennant Parade, Create a Cupcake
Ink: Basic Gray
Big Shot: Stripes Embossing Folder
Punches: 3/4", 1" circle and 1-1/4" Scalloped circle
Embellishments: Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine
Adhesives: Snail, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Ann Schach said...

Wow, Patti! Both cards are adorable. I love the stepped-up version...and it was so easy to do! You have a gift in being able to see the possibilities!

Linda Callahan said...

Both are cute -
I always love to see a step-up post - fun!

motherofthreegirls said...

I love how you used the cupcake bow stamp
to "hang" your penants! Very good eye and
so creative. Love the clean crisp look
of both cards!