Friday 29 January 2016

Everyday Chic Botanical Side Step card

SU, The Crafty Thinker, Modern & bold hand made card,
Bright & cheerful flowers on an elegant background

I think this card really flirts with being too busy but gets away with it!  It's another side step card sample for class.

I used the Whisper White Thick card for the side step card because of its strength.

The flowers and leaves, cut with the Botanical Builder framelits, sit on a background of Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.  I think any bright colour would work for the flowers and leaves or using pastel colours would work well too.

The birthday greeting is from Wetlands and is one of my favourites because it suits so many of my cards.  I underlined it with one of the stamps in the Stamp a Bag set.

I put a strip of white card underneath the Calypso Coral ribbon to show it at its best.

The little banner uses a combination of the Banner punch and Bitty Banners framelits and is anchored with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.
SU, The Crafty Thinker, Modern & bold hand made card,
Modern & bold

These are the dimensions I've been using for my latest batch of side step cards - originally based on the background size I wanted to use with the Bloomin' Heart thinlit for this card.

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
Horizontal Panel: 1st layer; 13.8cm x 2.3cm   2nd layer; 13.6cm x 2.1cm

'Til next time.

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