Artisan Wednesday WOW!

Welcome back to another edition of Artisan Wednesday WOW Blog Hop! Be sure to join us each week and see what all 10 members of the Design Team have to share!

When asked in an interview with Stampin' Up! to describe my design style, my response was that I have a very eclectic anything goes sort of style. I love it all, from clean & graphic, fun & cute, classy & elegant, to shabby chic & vintage, I have even been know to combine a few! What I create usually depends on my mood, what is inspiring me, or even the music I am listening too while creating a project. I have never been one to pass up good inspiration, even if it is not "my style". I will often draw inspiration from one card and transfer it to something that fits my mood.

Another thing I love to do is "step-up" my cards by adding a few extras. For instance, here is a very clean and graphic card I created using the background builder set. I love it, but because I have a "white space" phobia, I felt it needed something more. I never waste a card so I quickly created an envelope, using the new envelope punch board, and tucked it into my stash of cards on hand to be sent out at any given notice.
For my "stepped-up" card I eliminated some of the "white space" and added a few extra elements.

Both cards have the same focal point, but the second is definitely more "my style"! It is amazing how a few changes and little extras can add to your card.
 Now, let's head over to The Cat Cave and see what Cathy is up to, shall we?
Supplies: Background Builders and Another Thanks stamp sets; Summer Starfruit, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, and Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pads; Whisper White, Soft Sky, and Midnight Muse cardstock; Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon and Linen Thread; Antique Brad.


  1. I like how you gave two versions of the same card...love them both!

  2. Great way to show a simple and stepped up version!!!

  3. Becky, this is such a great set showcasing two ways to do the same card! Great job!

  4. I too have a white space "phobia" so I loved seeing the two versions side by side. And while your stepped up version added more color, texture and detail, it didn't detract from the main focal point. Thank you for sharing this!!

  5. Great use of these stamp images and colors (including white!).

  6. well, I really like both,but don't see any thing wrong with the first . in fact it may be my favorite. thanks. some of us are just "plain jane" I guess.