It’s been a while since I have done a Step-it-Up card. I used to have a feature of Step-it-Sunday so I thought it would be nice to share a Step-it-Up card again.
I loved the Game On stamp set as I saw it and I knew it would make great cards – especially for guys. The images have a shaded look to them so it automatically adds dimension. I chose the classic red, black and white colour combination for a sleek look.
I’ve designed this card with the Beginner stamper in mind. However, this card is great for those times when you need a card in a hurry – we all have those times right? I’ve used the Paper Trimmer to cut a panel onto which I stamped the chess pieces. I added a small strip of cardstock with the chess board squares right along in a roughly straight line, Using my eye as a guide was enough as I just wanted a rough background. I added some Antiqued Corners from the World of Good suite to add a vintage feel to the card.
This card was stepped- up with the addition of a Gray Granite layer and some World of Good Designer Series Paper. The brass squares on the black take this card up a notch. Then I stamped a strip of paper using a stamp from The Right Triangle stamp set. This is one of my favourite sets as it has a lot of different designs in it which can be used a number of ways.
The main image has been stamped onto a die cut piece from the Hippo and Friends Dies. Don’t let the name of this die set fool you. It has a few magical animals but the stars, in my opinion, are the nesting dies. These are such a great tool for papercrafting.
More detail, for the Avid crafter amongst us or if you would like to take your cardmaking on to the next level. The Whisper White panel has been embossed with the Old World Embossing Folder. Then I ran Gray Granite over it using a sponge dauber which picked up those old edges of the paper. I really love the vintage feel this gives to the card.
The banners were die cut with the Stitched Rectangles die. I placed the end of the die and re-cut the cardstock to form the banner.
Some of the chess pieces were fussy cut and mounted with Dimensionals to give a 3D effect.
To decorate the inside of the card, I used a scrap piece of paper and laid it on angle as a mask. Then I stamped the image. This gave the partially stamped look.
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