Welcome to the new Simple to Spectacular feature!

Who doesn’t love a simple, classic sugar cookie? But then you icing and it gets even sweeter and more decadent. And then you pop on some sprinkles and suddenly it’s a party! The idea of this feature will be to show how a single stamp set can be used to create a card from clean and simple to downright fabulous with a few extra layers and embellishments.

We have three designers participating today and they each have three progressive card designs to share using the Doodlie-do stamp set. Enjoy!

“I think when it comes to card designing, I fall somewhere in-between clean & simple and a more complex design. It definitely stretches my creative muscles to take a card design and step it up or down. Using the Doodlie-do set, I have a series of progressive designs to share. While each one works well as a stand alone design, it’s fun to see the additions to take each look to the next level. I kept some of the elements consistent with each one, but then played with the background, layering, and embellishments.”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: True Black, Versamark
  • PAPER: watercolor, kraft
  • OTHER: clear embossing powder, Clean Color markers (Zig)

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Versamark
  • PAPER: watercolor, kraft, Berry Sorbet
  • DIES: Heart border
  • OTHER: clear embossing powder, Clean Color markers (Zig)

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Versamark
  • PAPER: watercolor, kraft, Berry Sorbet
  • DIES: Doodlie-do, Heart border, Noted: Scalloped A2
  • OTHER: clear embossing powder, Clean Color markers (Zig), sequins, 3D foam squares

CLICK HERE to visit Heather’s blog to see more!

“Simple to Spectacular is such a fun, new idea and the Doodlie-do stamp set is perfect for this challenge.  I must admit that I am not very skilled when it comes to keeping things simple, so I used three different techniques on my cards, from simple to more detailed and time-consuming.  My first card uses ink and stamps, plain and simple.  I did add a bit of shading and color using my Copics and colored pencils.  The second card uses the “Emboss-Resist” technique, stamping my images on watercolor cardstock using white embossing powder, heat embossing the images in place and then blending ink over each image.  I added water to take it one step further.  My final card uses the “Paper-Piecing” technique.  I created my large flower by piecing together each petal from patterned paper.  I have always loved this technique, even if it requires a bit more time and effort.”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Pale Peony, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big: Aqua Mist
  • DIES: Berry Wreath Tag, Doodlie-do
  • OTHER: sequins, seam binding, Copics or colored pencils, button

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Pale Peony, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Chicken Scratch Gingham
  • DIES: Berry Wreath Tag, Doodlie-do
  • OTHER: watercolor cardstock, sequins, seam binding, white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Markers, button

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Spring Moss, Stormy Sea
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Berry Wreath Tag, Doodlie-do
  • OTHER: watercolor cardstock, sequins, seam binding, white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Markers, Copics, patterned paper, button

CLICK HERE to visit Melissa’s blog to see more!

“Hi guys! I’m back again today for another fun new blog feature, Simple to Spectacular. This week we’re showcasing Doodlie-do and I decided to “send a little sunshine” with mine!  For my first card, I went Clean and Simple all the way with a one layer quickie. Can you figure out how I added color? Next, I stepped it up a bit with die cuts and more detailed coloring with Copic markers. While it’s still technically Clean and Simple, it’s a little more involved and took a little more time. And finally, for my “spectacular” take, I stepped it way up, incorporating ideas from both previous cards and adding in ink smooshing, splatters, and more bling things! From simple to stepped up to spectacular, I used the same stamps, colors, and basic layout – and I love the results. Stop by my blog to read more about each one!”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: Smokey Shadow, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: Metallic Gold Thread, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Doodlie-do
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (Y11, Y21, Y19, YR23, YG11, YG25), Foam Tape, Multi Medium Matte, Metallic Gold Thread, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Doodlie-do
  • INK: True Black, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Doodlie-do
  • OTHER: Spray Bottle, Acrylic Block, Watercolor Brush, Copic Markers (Y11, Y21, Y19, YR23, YG11, YG25), Foam Tape, Multi Medium Matte, Chunky Gold Glitter, Clear Acrylic Dewdrops, Metallic Gold Thread, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

CLICK HERE to visit Lexi’s blog to see more!

Heather Nichols

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