AWW-Spot the Difference?

Shout out to the amazing Jen Timko who made this months ultra fabulous blog buttons!

Hey there! Welcome to another awesome Artisan Wedensday Blog Hop! Hope you are enjoying the hop thus far! These ladies never cease to amaze me. . . not only are the super crafty talented, but each one of them has their own uniquely awesome personality! It has been such a blessing to get to know each one of them more personally. As the end of this years' ADT term draws to a close, I can't help but reflect on how much I have enjoyed getting to know each one of these amazing ladies - stampin' sistas fo life!

Okay, enough of the sappy whatever and on to the project. . . that is what you are here for, right?!

I am usually fairly organized and on the ball, but with Gage out of school, I can't help but enjoy some summertime activities with him! Thus, I was in a crunch getting a project done for tonight. . . but it turned out to be a good thing! I created TWO very similar cards for tonight's hop! Spot the difference? I am a total dork, I loved doing those puzzles as a kid!

So. . . I think it is fairly common for people who are new to the card making community to see something and think "wow", I could never do anything that complicated. But, here's the thing, YOU TOTALLY CAN! If it simply that you just don't want to, there is plenty of room to take a card a simplify it!

For the simple card on the right, I used a fairly basic technique of coloring the stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers. I added some depth by using a few different colors on the petals. Just be sure that you start with the lightest color, and then progress to the darker. It really is quite simple. . . you just need to try it! After stamping your image, add a few embellishments to give the card more "junk". . . one of my favorite things to do :) This will give it a more "complicated" look without actually being complicated at all!

For the second card on the left, I stepped it up a bit by simply fussy cutting the image out! This is a bit more tedious task than most people like to take on, but I find it very relaxing! It makes the card look a little more progressive than the other, but in all actuality, fussy cutting is the only major difference between the two cards.

Such a slight difference isn't really harder, yet such a small thing adds so much to the card visually! The dimension is what makes it more appealing to the eye. . . or, at least, I think so?! How will you choose to step up your crafting experience?

Oh, Oh! Let's head In The Cat Cave and see what Cathy has been up to. . . word on the street has it she's been on some crafty retreats, I can't wait to see what she has been working on!


Supplies used: Hey There Buds and Hi There stamp sets; Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, and Naturals Ivory cardstock; Blackberry Bliss ink pad; Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write markers; Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon; Gold Sequin Trim; Linen Thread; Very Vintage Designer Buttons; Fringe Scissors.


  1. Jaw dropping! I wasn't a fan of this stamp now with your touch of fabulousness on it...I might change my mind!

  2. The colors are so pretty - both cards are really nice.

  3. This is so pretty!!!! Love the colors!! And (spoiler alert), you and I might have been on the same stamping wavelength….you'll see next week. :-)

  4. OH GEEZ this is GORRRRRGEOUS.... and you are NOT making me cry! HA HA - who am I kidding?

  5. These are so beautiful! LOVE the color combo! p.s. I agree with you on fussy cutting!

  6. This so SO gorgeous !! One of my fav sets from the catty - thanks for the inspiration !!