Hello Friends! It's a beautiful and sunny Wednesday here in Mount Hope, Ontario and I'm enjoying some time in my backyard, soaking up the rays, while I write this post.
Today, I want to demonstrate how card making and stamping can be adapted to all skill levels. I often hear "I'm not crafty", "The cards I see are too elaborate", "I couldn't do that", when I approach people about creating their own beautiful cards and gifts. So today, I'm sharing three cards, featuring the same stamp set, and layout, to demonstrate how each skill level can make the same card. The stamp set I'm featuring is Piece of Cake. It is on the Last Chance list and there are only a few more days to add this fun set to your collection. See the supply list at the bottom of this post.
Let's start with the New or Beginner stamper. You're new to paper crafting or stamping; but you want to create your own cards to share with your family and friends. This #simplestamping birthday card is perfect for you! I've used stamps, ink and paper to create this card, and added a couple peel & stick pearls and a peel & stick candle to add some bling.
Next, we move on to the Casual crafter. You've been stamping for a while and you're confident in your ability to create simple cards but you're ready to step up your game a little bit. Using the same basic card, this next sample builds on what you can already do. For this step, we've added some ribbon and a coordinating punch.
Lastly, we have the experienced crafter. You actively create at home and you're apt to try new techniques and tricks. So for our avid crafters, we've taken the casual card even further by adding embossing and die cuts with a die cutting machine; in addition to the stamps, ink, paper, punch and embellishments.
So you can see, that one design can be beautiful in it's most basic or most elaborate forms; and even something in between!
I hope you've found some inspiration and I've diffused some concerns you may have about joining in the stamping fun. Of course, I'm always happen to answer any questions you may have and I'm happy to give one on one tutorials if you need it.