Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Freshly Brewed Projects - Step It Up

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. It has been a while since I have been able to participate. I am very happy that I can join in again today.

Today we are highlighting how a simple card be stepped up to make it more detailed. This also shows how you can make a quick and effective card when you have time constraints, and then how you can keep adding to the same card, when you have more time. So you don't need to reinvent the wheel, just add more spokes.

Here is my first card. It is cute and appealing but takes just minutes to make. It is a strip of patterned paper down the centre of the card. A stamped and punched flower, and a greeting. 

Delightful Daisy Suite - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here -

Next I stepped it up, by adding some coordinating plain card stock strips down either side of the patterned paper. I also added some stamped leaves behind the daisy. The same card, just with a couple more elements added. Perfect for the time when you have a few more minutes to spare when creating your card.

Delightful Daisy Suite - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here -

Then this is the final card, which is stepped up some more. Here I have added some plain cardstock in a coordinating colour. This lifts the pattern in the strip of paper down the centre and makes it pop a little more. Then I added another couple of small flowers and some leaves in the top right section of the card. This adds more elements and steps the card up even more.

Delightful Daisy Suite - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here -

Can you see how easy it is to make a plain card just that extra special. 

This is a perfect technique to try when you are a new stamper. Sometimes you see a card you want to recreate but it just looks too complicated. I want you to look at it differently. Look at how you can do a simplified version of the same card. Then add to it , to step it up, little by little, until you get a card similar to what you first thought was complicated. Its like reverse engineering. 

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to step up a card. Now its time to see what Leonie has done. Check it out here.

The final stepped up card was one of the cards in June's Stamping By Mail class. The projects in these classes are tailored to suit beginners through to the experienced card makers. With easy to follow instructions, the projects are fun and enjoyable to make. Why not have a look at the three classes I have on offer for August by clicking on the image below.

Stamping By Mail - Card Classes Delivered to your door -

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