I just realized that I never posted my Step-It-Up Challenge for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew this month! The card above is the clean-and-simple version of my card. It’s much easier than it looks! The house is stamped with three different stamps that fit together perfectly.
After stamping the house, I simply tied a ribbon around the card front with the Lemon-Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and added some Iridescent Sequins and Metallics Sequins. Boom, done.
For the stepped-up version of the card, I included washi tape from Basics Pack 2 and a heart from the Hearts & Stars Elements. I also stamped the Real Red stamp on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating die (there is a die that cuts out all these flowers in one shot!). I popped those flowers up on Dimensionals.
Instead of tying the ribbon around the cardfront, I added a little bow to the heart.
I wanted to stamp “No place like it” on the inside of the card. We had just gotten back from two weekends away in three weeks when I made this card, so it seemed appropriate for our Vacation/Staycation theme. All I had in my head right then was staying home for a bit. But I didn’t think the Labeler Alphabet stamps worked with the front of the card, so I used my Real Red marker to write the inside sentiment. Then I added two flowers (leftover from the die cut for the popped-up flowers on the card front). The sentiment is written on a label punched with the Pretty Label punch (because I had a big smudge to cover).
If you’d like to see this bundle in action, check out this video I made a few weeks ago with this bundle.
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