Friday, May 4, 2012

Step-It-Up with Nature's Walk

Hello again! This is the last (planned) post of my little Step-It-Up series. 
~I've been having so much fun with these, I will definitely be making more soon! 
This time I used Nature's Walk.
Version 1:
Card base is Naturals White. The bird is in Not Quite Navy, butterfly is Regal Rose, eggs are Always Artichoke, bees are Soft Suede and cage is Sahara Sand. The edges are sponged with Suede.

Version 2:
I stepped it up by stamping the bird and cutting him out (sponged him liberally), and stamping the eggs on a banner trimmed with a little Ribbon Border punch using Suede cs.

 Version 3: (My all-time favorite card!)
Oh bother! I don't know where to start! :) How about from the top down?! 

I stamped the butterfly on Very Vanilla, for a more crisp image and then sponged it. (The Naturals cs are more porous, like a watercolor look and I wanted to be sure the wings were more detailed and crisp.)
I stamped another birdcage and cut it out using the Framelits die. ~Don't forget to sponge! :)

 The Victorian Trim is taped to the card base, formed to mimic the egg banner, onto which I added a Ribbon Border trim to the top. And then the Itty Bitty punching began. 3 of each color: Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Regal Rose & Not Quite Navy. Then I sponged them all (which was a little work, even for me) and poked a hole in the center of 2 sets and strung them on a safety pin from Vintage Trinkets. The last 4 flowers I added to each edge of the banner. Did I mention I sponged everything?! Haha!
I hope you like this card as much as I do! 
I'll probably try to keep it, but I'm leaning toward sending to my Grandparents for Grandparent's Day in Sept. That should be long enough to drool over it. (I'll probably end up copying it anyway.)
Have a great weekend!

In case you missed the other posts, they are HERE and HERE and go check out Betsy's video HERE.

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