Today’s cards were part of my Step It Up Class. Basically you take one card and then remake with more (or step it up). Here are the two cards side-by-side:
For the first card, I started with the idea to feature the various cakes from the Piece of Cake stamp set on a simple background. I stamped, colored, and die cut my cakes before adding a background pattern stamp and sentiment to my white layer. It’s a nice simple card just the way it is.
But then I stepped the card up! I swapped out the white layer for a piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP on top of a piece of coordinating Smoky Slate cardstock. From there I added a piece of beautiful Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon under my sentiment strip. Finally, I added some embellishment to the cakes. It’s hard to see in this photo, but I added. few pearls to the top left cake and some clear Wink of Stella to the top right and bottom left cakes. Overall, this card has that extra something.
Stamps: Piece of Cake; Playful Backgrounds
Inks: Rich Razzleberry; Smoky Slate; Tranquil Tide; Mint Macaron; Sweet Sugarplum (retired)
Cardstock: Twinkle Twinkle DSP; Smoky Slate; Rich Razzleberry; Tranquil Tide; Whisper White
Accessories: Pearls; Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon
Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits; Wink of Stella