Welcome to Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! This month we are showing you how to "step it up"! Stampers come in all levels of experience and abilities! We love all levels! So we are showing you how to take a simple card and step it up to a more intricate, detailed card! Our stamp sets can make so many cards with just a little creativity!!!
My cards this month feature the Honey Bee Stamp set and the coordinating Detailed Bee Dies!
The first card, I'll call it Card A, is very basic. Stamp, ink and cardstock only! I stamped the images directly onto the cardstock! I did use some
Stampin' Markers to add a bit of color. Note: do not use the Stampin' Blends if you are only doing 1 layer!!! They bleed through!!! I speak from experience! lol Believe it or not these are the most difficult cards for me to create! I love dimension, and this is "flat". Still very pretty, but I like levels!
My card B steps it up a bit with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP! Wow this DSP pack is amazing!!! So pretty!!! And bling! Same basic card but this one gives me my layers. I did use the dies to cut out the bees and the flowers. But it's a pretty simple card. I love dimension. Same color for the flowers. The black strip is also a piece of the DSP!
My final card, Card C, just blings it up! Same basic design but now we have fancy schmancy cardstock here!!! The bling from the DSP pack really pops here. Of course adding the Gold Foil Sheets make anything look pretty!!! This one adds more materials tho. There is the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, some
Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and some heat embossing on the gold.
Now I'm not a bee fan, but I love THESE bees!!! They are so sweet! I've made so many cards with these coordinating products!!! But as you see here and in the other blogs on this hop, all ya need is ink, paper, stamps to create something lively & fun!
Now hop over to Charmane's blog & enjoy her amazing step ups!!! I'm anxious to CASE a few ideas!!! Just click on her name here or on the link below!! Then be sure to keep going!!! So many wonderful ideas!