Simple or Stepped Up? You Decide – Part 2

Yesterday I showed you a Simple Birthday Card using the Happy Birthday to You stamp set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. You can see that card here. Today, I want to share a stepped up version of this birthday card with you. Ready? Here is is:

Stepped Up Happy Birthday to You

I used the same Petal Pink layer stamped with the Happy Birthday to You layer cake, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. But I also stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I cut out the flowers only and colored the flowers using Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends markers. I popped these flowers up on Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise them up a bit. This time I added a few layers in the background; a Mint Macaron cardstock layer embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, and a piece of Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (also FREE during Sale-A-Bration) with gold foil accents.

Time to Decide

So, now that you’ve seen both, which do you prefer? The simple birthday card or the stepped up birthday card? Leave a comment here and let me know. Let’s take another look:

I hope that you enjoy both cards actually! I can’t say that I like one card better than the other – I like them both. Just different. Both were fun to make. Sometimes I want simple (because I don’t have a lot of time or because I know the recipient prefers clean and simple) and sometimes I want to spend more time fussing on a card because that’s what I like to do and I want my recipient to feel like I went the extra mile in making their card.

If you want any supplies to make either of these cards yourself, just click here to shop my online store. Make sure you are ordering in $50 increments so you can earn free Sale-A-Bration items!

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I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.