Hi! I’m Sara Levin theartfulinker an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the United States. Welcome to my blog. Today is the OSAT Blog Hop Step It Up. Each of us will be sharing projects that go from simple stamping to avid stamping. For my cards, I’m using the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle to create thank you cards. And, you’ll find a video with all of the creative details!
OSAT Blog Hop Step It Up
For today’s cards, I’m using the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle. The weather we’ve been having has me ready to create for Fall. And, I love a good pumpkin!
This set will take you right on through to Thanksgiving with lots of creative possibilities.
Pretty Pumpkins Thank You Simple Stamping
My first step in this Step It Up series is a simple stamping thank you.
For my simple stamping card, I used one of the Note Cards and Envelopes. I prefer these for simple stamping because it’s a smaller canvas to design on.
This thank is almost a no layer card — just a strip of the pretty Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper. The designer paper provided a good color palette to play with!
Pretty Pumpkins Thank You Casual Stamping
For this second thank you card, I’ve stepped it up just a little bit. None of the details on this second card are hard.
First, I moved to a full size card base and colored the pumpkins. Then, I added layers. The visual texture that simple layers add is huge! Like using the Detailed Pumpkins Dies to cut out the pumpkins. Plus, you’ll notice some Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Gilded Gems. These simple embellishments also give the card a boost.
Pretty Pumpkins Thank You Card Avid Stamping
The final card in the series is an avid stamping thank you. For this card, I’ve again used the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle and carried over some of the same elements from the first two cards. But, in stepping up the card, I’ve made those elements “more”.
There are more layers, more texture and more detail. For example, just look at that bow!
The Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper still plays a part but more as an accent.
By adding more shape variation as well as a few additional elements, it’s an easy step up.
Watch today’s video for all of the details, tips and techniques used in making these three Pretty Pumpkins cards.
Join me at 10:30am (US eastern)
and chat along as we watch the video.
Thanks for stopping in today!
Be sure to check out the rest of today’s OSAT Hop for more ideas on stepping up your card making projects.
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Oh my … these are beautiful Sara. I love them all but I really love the last card with the dark blue background. So atmospheric. Gorgeous! x
Sara Levin says
Thanks so much, Mikaela! I’m sure no one is surprised that that would be my favorite too.