Stampin’ Up! Smitten Mittens

Today you’ll get a little insight into the process I use to make a card.

If you look at the cards I make, most are simple and clean cards.  They may have a few layers, but they’re usually on the “less is more” side.

However, I love cards with tons of layers, elements, and textures.

So when I’m done creating a card, I usually ask myself – What’s one or two more elements I can add to step it up a bit.  And that’s how I get my cards.

Well, today’s card is no different.  I created the first one and thought – I’m going to add one more element, but I was so stumped as to which one I liked more when all done.  I asked my hubby which one he liked more and he said – Why don’t you make it both ways?

He’s brilliant, really, so today I bring you one simple card and one a little stepped up card.  Let me know in the comments which one you like more.

My card starts off with Emerald Envy cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Winter Wonder embossing folder.

I then wrapped around the Whisper White some Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine. I stamped the mittens in Crumb Cake ink using the Smitten Mittens stamp set, cutting them out using the coordinating Many Mittens framelits.   I cut a small piece of Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine, adhering each end to a mitten.  I then tied a bow through the wrapped twine and twine connecting the mittens.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Emerald Envy ink.

Now for my stepped up version…

I did everything the same except this time I added two mittens that I cut out using the Many Mittens framelits and Emerald Envy and Whisper White cardstock.  Let me know which one you like more!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.


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