This was my first card using the stamp set Easy Events.
It is pretty basic. The image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Those Watercolor Pencils are what hooked me into stamping!
As you can see, the only thing I added to the card was a Basic Rhinestone on the cupcake. Everything else is pretty plain.
Now this is my Stepped Up version of the same card. The additions are subtle.
First I embossed the background with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. That, in of itself, adds alot to a card. But I wanted some sparkle on my cupcake so I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Grosgrain Ribbon is always a wonderful addition to any card! And finally I used the Scallop Border Punch and punched the bottom of the Baja Breeze layer.
All of these little extras can really jazz up a card, especially birthday cards when you may want it to be a little extra special!
Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: Just Add Cake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestone, 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (RETIRING!), Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Basic Rhinestone, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
And a reminder!
Stampin Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop is this week!
Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29
16 Retiring Stamp Sets will be featured. Hope you can join us!