Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Step It Up...

I had created this set of cards for a magazine call, but they didn't get picked up. That's okay, now I can share them with you.

The idea behind this is how you can step up your card design. You will notice that all three of these cards have the same basic design...the details just go up a notch in each card.
Supply List:
Patterned Paper- Marcella by K
Stamps- Unity Stamp Company (dandelion); Cornish Heritage Farms (background); Kim Hughes (sentiment)
Black Inkpad- StazOn
Black brad
Small Circle Punch- Paper Shapers by EK Success
Cardstock- The Paper Company
Bling- Heidi Swapp

Card #1- Simple:
It's a pretty basic, straight-forward card.

Card #2- Intermediate:
For this card, I added more layers to give it more visual depth.

Card #3- Advanced:
Added a bit of bling to make this card POP!

Design tip: To create those ticket corners, you can use a small circle punch and cut out a 1/4 circle. It's a fun detail.


Sharon said...

Love these cards. I would have picked them.

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

great cards my dear!!
love all the layouts with sweet baby girl photos!!!!

Laura said...

very cute!!!! love the way that backgrounder looks!!!

Christi Snow said...

thanks girls! Laura, can you imagine how gorgeous this would be with some of the Unity backgrounders? I can't wait to get my hands on them! smiles...

Alison Gibbs said...

What lovely cards. It is amazing the difference just adding a little more each time can make.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great cards...their loss!!!!

Rita said...

They're all beautiful -- love the colors and that cool background stamp you used!

Unity Stamp Company said...

Super adorable, Christi! LOVE THESE!

Carolyn said...

I agree with whoever said their loss, because it is. These cards are very nicely design. Love Them!

Alison said...

This sounds like a broken record, but I too love the background stamp!

Lisa said...

Great cards, thanks for the step by step instructions.

Amy said...

very cool idea! and love all that pink!

LeslieinTN said...

Found your blog through Pink Paisley. LOVE those cards. Like the LO above too. Great work!

Theresa said...

Christi, those cards are superb, absolutely FAB.

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