This weekend, I’m featuring One basic Card design, and a stepped up version of the same! One card, two ways with simple modifications to migrate from a basic CAS (Clean And Simple) card to a more detailed and elegant card.
Each of these cards has the same ‘bones’ and although both are lovely as is, can you guess which design I prefer?First up: A Brushed Gold and Whisper White Card with a classic CAS Christmas design.Elegantly embossed with gold detail embossing powder, the scripted Merry Christmas from “Greetings of the Season” stamp set is common to both cards.As is the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder snowflake strip along the upper portion of the card.
Isn’t it amazing what you notice after photographing a card? LOL… I wish I had added rhinestones basic jewels to the centers of each embossed snowflake!! Next time, LOL… or maybe you will!
Are you ready for the stepped up version?The Snow Flurry Bigz Die was used to die-cut Brushed Gold card stock snowflakes, gluing two of the three die cut shapes to the card front.A third layer of brushed gold card stock was added with a pop dot, a punched circle from the itty bitty shapes punch pack… and then topped of with a rhinestones basic jewel.
So… which card do you like better? Will you make the first one and add some rhinestones to the snowflake strip? LOL, I look forward to reading your comments and hope you’ll stop back tomorrow for another dynamic duo “step it up” card share!
Shop my online stampin’ up store for supplies used in today’s…
Step It Up… One Card Two Ways Christmas Cards
Stamps: Greetings of the Season WM 128030 / CM 128033
Papers: Whisper White 100730, Brushed Gold 102935
Inks: Versa Mark 102283
Terrific Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine , Snow Flurry Bigz Die 127813, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 123130, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309, Heat Tool 129053
Awesome Accessories: Gold Detail Embossing Powder 109129, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246, Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110177, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
Techniques: Embossing, Big Shot, Die-Cutting