Hello and welcome to my blog for another Set It Up Saturday. For those that don’t know what Step It Up Saturday is; well it’s where we take one design and do it three different ways for beginners, the intermediate stamper, and one for the Advanced Stamper. You will find a list of supplies below each project. First of all let me wish you a Happy World Card Making Day. Today I’m going to be sharing with you three versions of a card I made with the Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set. Here’s a look at all there cards.

Stamps, Ink, & Paper:

Okay so first off let’s start with the beginners version. This card was created with just stamps ink and paper. No fuss no muss just super easy and quick.

I started out using my Stamparatus so that I could get the placement just right. I stamped the ornament first in Poppy Parade ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3 3/4 x 5). And came back with Call me Clover Ink and stamped the bow and sentiment at the same time. This was layered on a Poppy Parade mat (4 x 5 1/4). This was attached to my Call me Clover card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2). I added my inside of whisper white (4 x 5 1/4) using multipurpose liquid glue. And it was done.

Stamps Ink & Paper Supply List:

For my first stepped up version of this card I went through the same process as before with a couple exceptions.

First I die cut the ornament out using the matching dies. These don’t cut out the ornament perfectly but it gets the job done. Next I selectively washed over certain areas with my wink of Stella to move the color around a little and to give a more watercolor look. While that was drying I die cut the Detailed die from the matching framelits. I then stamped the bow and sentiment on my whisper white. That was added to the same size Poppy Parade mat and attached to my card base. By doing the die cutting it allowed more of the poppy Parade mat to show through the card front. To finish off the card I popped up the ornament using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added three rhinestones on my card to add a little sparkle.

A Little More Please Supply List:

Supply List

Even More Please:

For my third version of this cut I really stepped it up. I broke out my heat gun, some embossing powder and my watercolors.

The first thing I did was take a piece of our watercolor paper and prepped with the the embossing buddy. Next I placed it in the Stamparatus and inked up the ornament with Versamark ink. I added white Stampin emboss powder and heat set it. I then taped it down using low tack painters tape to my hardboard and went to coloring.

I decided to color the ornament in Rainbow order and every so often I added some metallic watercolors from Kuretake. Once all my watercoloring was dried I die cut the ornament the same way. I took a piece of Whisper white and die cut it with the Detailed die from the framelits as well as the outline due to create this beautiful doily look.

That was all attached to my Poppy Parade mat using multipurpose liquid glue and stampin’ dimensionals. I added a bow I made with the call me color 1/8″ ribbon with a couple mini glue dots. I stamped and added a sentiment strip to the front of the card. And added this to my card base.

I decided it need a little more bling so I added some rhinestones to the ornament, as well as the three to the card (in the same place as the second version). That finishes off my third version. What do you all think?

Even More Please Supply List:

I hope that you are liking this series and that you are finding it helpful. You can order any of the products from my online store 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me on your Saturday and I hope you have a great weekend and a fun Worlds Card Making day. Don’t forget the big sale Stampin’ Up!’s having until tomorrow to celebrate.

Happy Stampin’

Rick

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