Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Colorful Seasons - November Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the November 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My projects this month feature the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.


This first card is very simple...I tried stamping the leaves in VersaMark ink, but I really prefer the tone-on-tone look of stamping in Soft Sky ink onto the Soft Sky card stock. And I think the little sprigs in the Designer Series Paper might actually be black, but the card is so soft that I prefer the Basic Gray Archival ink for the greeting.


The "stepped up" version isn't too much different, just a few subtle changes. First, I stamped two different sized leaves in the background instead of just the one smaller leaf. Next, I layered the Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock, and popped that layer up with Stampin' Dimensionals. And finally, I added the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon. The sentiment on this one looks darker in the picture, but it's stamped in the same Basic Gray Archival ink so I think it's just a trick of the lighting or something.


Stampin' Supplies: Colorful Seasons stamp set, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Soft Sky card stock and ink, Peekaboo Peach card stock, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


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3 comments :

  1. Oooooh! I really like the pattern of the larger leaves stamped with the smaller ones on the stepped up version. They look like they are falling. There are really a lot of colors you can use with this DSP. Beautiful cards!

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  2. I love that leafy background and I love the added ribbon! :)

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  3. Great color combo with this DSP! LLT is my favorite this catalog! Great projects.

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