Welcome to Simple to Spectacular!

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 a few designers participating today and they each have three progressive card designs to share using the Fall Florals stamp set. Enjoy!

“It’s amazing how just a small addition to your card design can step things up and take them to the next level. It has been a while since I pulled out the Fall Florals set and I used the set to create a trio of sympathy cards – a card theme that I like to keep a supply on hand of.”Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Fall Florals, Graceful Greetings II
  • INK: True Black, Fresh Snow, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, Classic Kraft
  • PAPER: kraft, Honey Nut
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge
  • OTHER: sequins, water brush

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

“The flowers in the Fall Florals set are great for creating pretty tone-on-tone backgrounds as well as focal points.  It was also the perfect set to experiment with a technique I’ve been wanting to try that consists of layering masks to create a really cool layered effect on a one-layer card.  Stop by my blog to hear more about it!”Supplies:

  • STAMPS:  Fall Florals
  • INK:  Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel, Cocoa Bean, Orange Zest
  • PAPER:  Terracotta Tile, Stamper’s Select, Fresh Snow Linen
  • DIES:  Fall Florals, Pierced Feature Frames, Noted: Simply Stitched
  • OTHER:  Ink blending sponge, removable vinyl (to use as masking material)

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

“Fall Florals is one of those sets that can be clean and modern or dressed up and still look amazing!  With some added dimension, ink blending, and embellishments it’s easy to step up any design.”Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Fall Florals
  • INK: Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Dark Indigo, Simply Chartreuse, Versamark
  • PAPER: Dark Indigo, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Fall Florals, Scallop Stackers: Small, Pierced Feature Frames: Oval
  • OTHER: Stencil Basics: Diamonds, Twine, Sequins, Dimensional foam

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

Heather Nichols

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  • 1
    Andre M. says:

    The progression from left to right is amazing. The first cards were CAS and quite elegant, but the additions made them truly outstanding. I’m intrigued by Betsy’s process to achieve that lovely effect.

  • 2
    Greta H says:

    Wow–these are all so inspiring! Love getting ideas of how to step up a design!

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