Monday, September 3, 2012

Stepping It Up

So have you ever gotten something new and found out it wasn't working right?  Or maybe it's not that the item isn't working right, but it's the operator? 
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Suffice it to say that I'm having some problems with my new camera.  It worked wonderfully for the first couple of weeks I had it, but now I'm having some issues with it and I'm frustrated.  With that said, please accept my apologies for the pictures that aren't quite right.  I am trying to learn this camera - one minute I think I've got it, and the next it's not working like I think it should.
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Anyway, I have a step it up card to show you today.  Last week I had my 10 for $20 class (formerly called Stamp-a-Stack) and one of the cards we made was this one:

Its far from a plain card, but it's quick and easy with Stampin' Up! products.  It's hard to tell, but the main item is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and layered onto Lucky Limeade.  The colors are a bit "off" in this picture.  Just pretend you can tell what they are, okay?
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But if you wanted to step up your card a little bit more, you could do this:
Can you spot the differences?  I added some Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, used the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, and stamped the image twice - once in Rich Razzleberry and once in Lucky Limeade, then cut out the banner from the Lucky Limeade and popped it up using dimensionals.  What do you think?  It didn't take much longer to add these extras, and I think it made a great card even better!

Friendship Preserves stamp set
Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade dye inks
Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White card stocks
International Bazaar DSP
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool (love the new one!)
Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

I'll keep working on learning my new camera.  Do you think I'll get the hang of it anytime soon?
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Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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