Saturday, June 26, 2010

There She Goes Challenge-stair step card

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hello everyone! i'm back with another fun challenge card! this time, it's for TSG60-a Stair Step card! this is another type of card that i'd never tried before! 2 in one week- WooHoo- how i love learning new things!

some of my very favorite clear stamp sets are from There She Goes- you HAVE to check them out (some faves are Loads of Fun, A Woman's Place, Domestic Goddess, Tastes Like Chicken- betcha totally burst out laughing) this time, i'm using the lovely What's Up Buttercup set

Beate at Splitcoast has another amazing tutorial on how to construct the stair step card base and her tutorials are so awesome with full photos & a complete video too- like she's in the room making it with you- just love 'em!

anyway- i kept it pretty simple & straightforward since this was my first attempt at this card and i really enjoyed it. these would be awesome at any dinner party- they can go from whimsical & funny to wedding elegant and i love anything someone can stand up on their desk for a bit and think of you for a bit after you send it- way cool!

STAMPS: What's Up Buttercup by There She Goes
PAPER: Banana Split and Snocone cardstocks by MFT, Brown and kraft cardstocks by Bazzill, MFT creme perfect paper panels, patterned paper by October Afternoon (Fly a Kite)
INK: Memento rich cocoa
ACCESSORIES: Canary Dauber by Tsukineko, 1 1/8" circle punch, nesties, EK Success daisy chain slim edge punch, Copic markers, Gold Copic spica, Clear star gelly roll pen by Sakura, dimensionals, heavy twine (hardware store)

other info:
images were all stamped in rich cocoa onto MFT creme paper panels & cut or punched out and adhered with dimensionals.

more pics:
close up of the glittery shine from the glitter pens:
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the card opened from the side:
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the csrd folded up ready for an envelope:
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this is another card that i encourage you to try- it's fun and makes a very cool presentation!
thanks for looking!

in other news the hubs has successfully passed his blue belt test for jiu jitsu- he rolled for 3 hours with over 20 dudes straight! he is covered in brusies and mat burns & sore as heck, but we couldn't be prouder of him!!! he rocks the mat!

hope you're having a great weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the flowers...and the design! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. That is gorgeous! I LOVE the set and I love this card.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful the Buttercups - they look just gorgeous.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is such a lovely card! You've colored up those buttercups beautifully! Your stair-step card is terrific! :D

Chris said...

wow, you did a great job, I'm so lazy I hardly ever do any of the fun folds.
btw, I used the "bloom" card for my cousin's retirement or I'd be sending it off to you. If I ever make it again, your dibbs are in.