Last week I am on the phone with one of my favorite people, Brian King, the man, the myth, the legend.
I say to Brian…. I say “I just think my cards are too complicated some times.” To which he replies something like “They are but you’re nice”.
Then he gives me the biggest compliment ever and says something like “Not a lot of people can do both clean and simple cards AND stepped up cards. You should consider doing both in a video or on a blog post to show people how they really can get value out of their stamp sets.” (there were a lot of other words but I am paraphrasing here people)
LIGHT BULB! What a great idea… A simple to step up video and blog post every week! WHAT!?
This is why I talk to people. Generally speaking they have fabulous ideas that I would never think of. So today, I dedicate this blog post to my friend Brian King.
This will be the first of many simple 2 step up cards. I had the best time creating these!
If you love this idea you can thank Brian, if you hate this idea you can blame Brian. He will hate that I said that.
A couple of weeks ago Amy Taylor, a You Tube subscriber, submitted a request to me for a shaker card video using the Sure Do Love You stamp set and framelit set. It turns out that shaker cards are one of my FAVORITE things ever. However, it’s definitely not what I consider a “simple” card.
So today I am going to show you how to use the Sure Do Love You stamp set to make a very clean and simple card, and then we will go from simple to stepped up.
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Brian King says
What a smart (and handsome) guy! He sounds like the kind of friend everyone should have. These are wonderful, Wendy! What a great execution of a simple idea. I love all three!
I always love your cards Wendy. It’s nice to be able to learn new techniques from you all the time. There are lots of Stampin Up demonstrators that demonstrate simple cards – but not many that I can learn from every time I watch their videos. Thank you for sharing your videos with your international viewers.
Love this concept of simple 2 step up cards. Look forward to many more of these . You do such a great job of sharing what you do. Thank you so much.
Great idea, Brian!
WOW! What a wonderful idea. I really liked the shaker card. As a newbie to stamping, this is something I have wanted to try…but have hesitated to. As I watched your video, I think I will give this a try. Wonderful instructions. Thanks for the inspiration.