Today’s project are these Stepped Up Stamping cards! Stepped up stamping is when you start simple and step up the project with every level. The 3 levels of cardmaking I’ll be featuring today are: Beginner, Casual and Avid.
For the beginner level card the only products I used were cardstock, stamps and ink. You want to keep beginner cards simple as to not overwhelm the stamper. I chose a simple design using the Gather Together stamp set and Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.
For the casual level card I used the same products from the beginner level but added ribbon. I also added another ink color, Merry Merlot. I added some Early Espresso cardstock behind the sentiment to make it stand out.
For the avid level card I went all out. I added embossed and die cut leaves. I also embossed the Crumb Cake layer with the Subtle embossing folder. Then I spritz the layer with water. It “bled” slightly but I like how it turned out. To step this up even more, you could also use heat embossing for the sentiment or leaves.
On the inside of all 3 cards, I stamped a sentiment and the dots from Gather Together.
I hope you liked my project today. Some of the products I used are listed below. Click on the pictures to purchase them in my online store!