#stampinup #creationstation #faithfulinkspirations
I'm so glad that we're stepping into September and leaving summer behind. I love the fresh fall days that lead into my favorite season (winter). Summer is OK and all, but give me sweater weather any time!
For our September Creation Station challenge we're to create two cards: one that is ultra simple and a second is a stepped up version of the first. Well, I'm a little "extra" myself, so I've done an extra card for you. I've created a simple stamping card, a card for the avid stamper, and then the over the top stepped up card.
I don't know about you, but I have trouble with "simple" cards. I always want to put an extra sprig of baby's breath or a bird on it KWIM? But I like the way my simple card turned out! And it's just stamps, ink, and paper--what could be more simple than that?
My stepped up version uses the same layout, but I added some extras to, you know, step it up!For this card, I stamped the floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Basic White Card Stock and cut it out with the matching Christmas Cheer Die. (You can get the "Words of Cheer" stamp set and coordinating Christmas Cheer Dies in a bundle--item 156389--for 10% off the individual purchase price.) I colored the flowers with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends. I colored the berries with the Light Petal Pink Blend and the greenery with Light and Dark Mossy Meadow Blends. I added a 1-1/2" by 4" strip of the simply gorgeous Whimsy and Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper and wrapped a length of Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon around. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add the floral element to the card. Pretty, huh? But, wait! I really went over the top for my next card!