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 Rosie Posie stamp set. Enjoy!

“This was my first time participating in the new Simple to Spectacular challenge, and what fun!  I started out with the Simple version of my project, then stepped it up by adding some layers to my design.  My third project stepped the background up in a big way by incorporating some freehand watercoloring.  Leaves and stems are pretty simple to do, but flowers can be a bit more challenging, so why not “cheat” by layering some stamped flowers?  Stop over at my blog to see my projects in more detail.”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Sentiment Staples: Birthday
  • INK:  Soft Stone, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, True Black
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Sentiment Staples: Birthday
  • INK:  Soft Stone, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, True Black
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Fresh Snow Linen, Stormy Seas
  • DIE:  Rosie Posie, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical, Tag Sale: Quilted
  • OTHER:  Ink blending sponge

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Sentiment Staples: Birthday
  • INK:  Soft Stone, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, True Black
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Stormy Seas, watercolor paper
  • DIE:  Rosie Posie, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical
  • OTHER:  watercolors

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

“The new Simple To Spectacular feature is such a fun challenge! I generally feel like I land on the simple end of the spectrum, so I really enjoyed dreaming up ways to step up my designs from one card to the next. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping things clean, but there’s something truly satisfying about adding in layers of texture and detail to really put a project over the top. I hope you’ll pop by my blog to read all about how I put my personal spin on this month’s challenge!”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Rosie Posie, Penned Elegance
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Rustic White
  • OTHER: Rustic Jute Button Twine

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Rosie Posie, Penned Elegance
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Olive Twist, Classic Kraft
  • DIES: Round Off Edgers
  • OTHER: Rustic Jute Button Twine, White Embossing Powder, Scotch Foam Tape

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Penned Elegance
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Classic Kraft, Olive Twist, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Olive Twist, Classic Kraft
  • DIES: Round Off Edgers, Rosie Posie
  • OTHER: Rustic Jute Button Twine, White Embossing Powder, Scotch Foam Tape

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

“This is such a fun new challenge!  Since this is my first time participating, I wasn’t sure how to go about it but in the end decided to create my more detailed card first.  Because I have a love for layers and embellishments, I decided to go all in!  My advanced card features multiple layers, ink sponging, stenciling, shading and detail stamping on the floral images, a layered banner sentiment, and embellishments.  My intermediate card features both ink sponging and stenciling for the background, some layers, and shading and detail stamping on the floral images.  For my simple card, I did some ink sponging and stenciling for the background but did not include very many layers.  Pop on over to my blog for more details!”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Rosie Posie, Penned Elegance
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White
  • INK:  Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Honey Nut, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, True Black
  • OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Penned Elegance
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White
  • INK:  Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Honey Nut, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, True Black
  • DIES:  Noted: Scalloped A2
  • OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots

Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Banner Style
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White
  • INK:  Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Honey Nut, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, True Black
  • DIES:  Noted: Scalloped A2, Banner Style
  • OTHER: OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots, sequins

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

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Join the discussion 21 Comments

  • 1
    Kathy M says:

    Absolutely love the post, Simple to Spectacular . A terrific way to demonstrate how one or two little embellishments can change the appearance of a card. You have given me so many ideas! Thank you!!

  • 2

    I love this! I’m always trying to figure out how to ‘boost’ my cards! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  • 3
    BArbara says:

    This series is the best

  • 4
    merryf says:

    Holy cow these are all spectacular! There is so much creativity happening here, in all 9 cards — I am so inspired! I love my Rosie Posie and am so thrilled for these new ideas! I love this series and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

  • 5
    Eileen says:

    I am in awe of the designs from all three ladies. Simply gorgeous.

  • 6
    Debbie says:

    Just love this new series!! Nine beautiful cards all in one post, can’t go wrong! This has inspired me to bring Rosie Posie back out. Lovely creations, ladies.

  • 7
    Colleen says:

    These are all amazing!

  • 8
    Greta H says:

    One of my favorite PTI posts! Rosie Posie is still one of my all-time favorite sets & I have to say–I love every single one of these cards! Thanks for all the inspiration–now I know what stamp set to pull out for my MIM card!

  • 9
    Terri Earley says:

    This post is fantastic and I love revisiting older sets along with it. I can’t wait to go and create with Rosie Posie tonight!

  • 10
    Donna K says:

    What a great post. Any version from simple to fancy would be a lovely card but great ideas to punch up the design. This is one of my favorite stamp set so it was really fun to see so many beautiful uses for this set.

  • 11
    Barbara M says:

    Oh all of these are just stunning! Wow even the simple looks spectacular to me, love your work ladies! You are ROCK STARS!

  • 12
    Krista says:

    Great post! I think I’m the only pti fan that doesn’t have Rosie Posie!

  • 13
    Kari D says:

    Oh my goodness! Love this post. Such great ideas…. From easy to create and mail to over.the.top. and add that extra postage!

  • 14

    Excellent idea for a recurring post 🙂 I always struggle with knowing how far to go with cards… Excellent work ladies!

  • 15
    Diana K says:

    Swoon. 😍💝😍

  • 16
    Sharon D says:

    Love all of these! Love this series!

  • 17
    Amanda A. says:

    Loved each approach. The cards are beautiful.

  • 18
    Roberta says:

    Helps to see beyond the basic. Kinda like before and after pictures. Really great ideas. Thank you.

  • 19
    Helen F. says:

    Fabulous post! Rosie Posie is one of my most favorite PTI florals and these ideas just added fuel to my imagination’s fire! Thank you for all of the renewed inspiration 🙂

  • 20
    Cynthia Koop says:

    Such a great post. It really makes you see and think that with just a little more time you can create a super card! I like simple also but stepping it up is really nice! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 21
    mary kozak says:

    WOW! the transformations are amazing. all the cards are lovely, but the spectacular ones are well…. spectacular.

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