Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the amazing Erica Cerwin, welcome to the next stop. For March, we have double the fun! Not only do we have a sketch but we have a step it up challenge. Making a basic card and a stepped up version! It is going to be a fun hop!
For my first card I used the sketch as my guide. I love the new Stitched Shapes Thinlits and they worked perfectly here. I stamped the leaves from the stamp set in Night of Navy then cut a flower with the coordinating thinlits to go with them. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. When you have a card that is super clean, every detail matters. Bold contrast (like the navy and white) really catches the eye and the bit of stitching helps the card feel finished. The Basic Pearl in the flower’s center adds a special touch.
For my stepped up version, I added a few more elements. First I cut a frame with my stitched squares and then also cut a square from both White Vellum Card Stock and Floral Boutique DSP (the polka dots). I layered them up and attached them together. The vellum helps the DSP not take over the card and you can still see the flower. This time, I cut both the flower and the leaves from with the Flourish Thinlits and then added them to the square. The sentiment remains the same as above, as does the pearl. But I decided it needed more accessorizing so I added some Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine. For both cards, I used my Envelope Punch Board to round the corners (those little punches are so handy on that board!).
Now for the rest of the hop! I’m telling you….this team is the most talented group. You will be so inspired as you go along. Next up is my amazing friend Cindy Schuster. She is one of my favorite stampers and one of the nicest people you could ever meet!
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Stamp: Flourishing Phrases; Ink: Night of Navy; Paper: Floral Boutique DSP, Thick WW, White Vellum; Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Basic Pearls, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Envelope Punch Board