Lately I find myself CASE’ing more because when you see a good thing, why mess with it. However I do still like to create my own designs. One thing Stampin’ Up! likes to show us in our quarterly Stampin’ Success magazine (for demonstrators only), is how we can take a card from basic to intermediate to expert. I thought it would be fun to give this a whirl and share with you a “step up” card from beginner to intermediate.
Both cards feature some of the same elements such as the Bermuda Bay card base and Whisper White matte. They both have a line drawn in Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker around the outside edges of the Whisper White, as well as a “watercolour wash” background look created using a light Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend marker.
The beginner card features the Lovely Words Thinlits, using the ‘friend’ die and a few Basic Rhinestones. Simple, yet nice!
The stepped up card is a shaker card <3 Using the Ovals Framelits, I created a top frame to die cut around the ‘friend’ diecut. I added a window sheet in behind this, added Foam Dimensional Strip to the back and added in some retired Sprinkles Embellishments. I then attached this to my Whisper White matte. In addition, I stamped another sentiment in Basic Black ink to the card front. Just a fun and quick way to step up the card!