Thursday 28 January 2016

A Grateful Bunch of Flowering Fields - Side Step card

 I love to create a special birthday card individually for each person but sometimes a birthday sneaks up on me and I need a card in a hurry!

To be prepared for those occasions, I keep a little stash of cards to suit all occasions that I can dip into when necessary.

This card is destined for the stash!
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I somehow ended up with 2 rolls of this Lost Lagoon ribbon - so I'm slowly using it up!

It's actually one of several side-step cards that I've created as a sample for class in a couple of weeks.  I'd be completely lost without my Stampin' Trimmer - especially when it comes to making fun fold cards!

I used the Grateful Bunch bundle from the Occasions Catalogue and the FREE Sale-A-Bration Flowering Fields stamp set.

The inks are Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss and can you spot the gold Wink of Stella?

Some Lost Lagoon ribbon and Basic Rhinestone jewels provide the finishing touches.

I hand cut the largest flower but the others are punched out with the matching Blossom Bunch Punch.  All the flowers and leaves were watercoloured with either Lost Lagoon or Blackberry Bliss ink.

The birthday greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.
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Side step cards are so easy to make and wonderfully versatile!

Cardstock 14cm x 21cm
4cm in from the long edge cut from 2.5cm to 16.5cm (ie a 14cm cut)
Working along the long side, score between the cut and the closest edge - starting at the beginning of the cut at 2.5cm, then at 5cm, 8cm, 11cm and 16cm.

Focal Panel: 1st layer; 9.8cm x 7.8cm    2nd layer; 9.4cm x 7.4cm
Tall Side Panel: 1st layer; 9cm x 3.8cm   2nd layer; 8.8cm x 3.6cm
Middle Side Panel: 1st layer; 4.5cm x 3.8cm  2nd layer; 4.3cm x 3.6cm
Horizontal Panel: 1st layer; 13.8cm x 2.3cm   2nd layer; 13.6cm x 2.1cm

Thanks for looking.
'Til next time.

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  1. This is a beautiful card. Loved the color combos that you have used. This stamp set is on my wish list! TFS

  2. Stephanie,I love the fun fold -- but especially the colour choice and your skill in colouring those lovely flowers & leaves!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm on the verge of making my first video tutorial (eek!) - maybe it should be about watercolouring.

  3. I love your different take on the step card. The colors are gorgeous.

    1. Thank you, Laurie! Ah, yes - two of my favourite colours - so sad they were retired!