Blog Hop: Step it Up April

Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope this new hop style helps many different levels of stampers. Thank you for joining us this month and as always, we hope you have a happy and creative one.

For my card I stamped in a masked area so I thought I'd show you just how that was done. First I picked a frame and for that I used one of the Ovals Collection Framelits TM. Then I placed it where I wanted it and secured it with PostIt TM notes and simply sponged and stamped in the oval with the scene I wanted. Make sure you make your mask big enough to cover the entire card. I did not and as you can see, I marked up the edge of the card. Boo.

See how pretty the original version is? This is where stepping it up comes in handy because I needed to cover up my oops.

I trimmed down the original layer of Whisper White and matted it on Watermelon Wonder and then on Soft Suede. The frame is made out of the Oval Framelits TM.

Want to see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like? Hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: In the Meadow, Watercolor Wings (sentiment)
  • Colors: Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Mossy Meadow, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Hello Honey (butterfly)
  • Embellishments: Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Fine Tip Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits TM


  1. I had a few "oops's" myself! I love all the layers!

  2. Oh Julie, I make mistakes like that all the time, that's real stamping in action. I love both cards, thanks for sharing!

  3. SO PRETTY!!!! I like this set, just wasn't sure I would use it, but I love what you did with it!

  4. This is SO pretty!! Your sponging and coloring turned out gorgeous and I love the matting!

  5. I was wondering how to get a background like this, Yeah now I know!


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