Monday, January 19, 2009

A Sweet Card


The fold I used for this card is called Stair Step and the steps I liked best are posted on Gabi's blog, The Czech Chick Gallery. I am definitely going back to check out the cards I haven't seen yet.

1. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock 80lb. was used for both the fold and for the backgrounds attached to the fold.
2. The only difference in my card is that mine measures: 5.25"X10.75 in width and hers is 5.0"X10.25. My folds were made at 1.5", 2.5", 4.25", 6", and 8.25. The 1.5 allows for the punched edge on the front.
3. The edge was created with Martha Stewart Floral Lace Border Punch. You will find the left over piece at the bottom of the punch is the quarter inch extra allowed with you cut and folded your card.

4. 2 more pieces of cardstock 4.25X5.5 were run through the Cuttlebug first on D'Vine Swirls and then with Swiss Dots. It leaves the swirl pattern, but the Swiss Dots are the most pronounced.
5. One complete embossed piece is mounted on the front of the last step. The next piece was torn into two pieces for ruff edges. A pencil was used to mark the areas to be torn based on the height of the step. The left over from the smallest torn piece was used on the back near the trees as a snow drift.
6. Glue was applied to the torn edges and then DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter .

The Pine Trees are from Clear Acrylic stamps (Swirl Trees by Impression-Obsession).
1. The reverse (smooth) side of the stamps were inked with SU Classic Old Olive.
2. Then they were 'Kissed' with retired 'Filigree Hearts' stamp by Paper Parachute to pick up the design of the hearts. Here's a video that explains what kissing is about. I have done it with stamps of all sizes and a reverse if the sizes that she uses. If you haven't done this you should practice first.
3. Next they were stamped on White Glossy Cardstock. Heat embossed to dry faster. A glue pen was applied in the open clear areas (Kissing removed the ink) and DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter was applied.
4. They were cut out using embroidery scissors.

The Main Image is Tilda by Magnolia Stamps.
1. She was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock 80lb. with Brilliance Galaxy Gold. Heat embossed to dry faster.
2. Hearts from Sweet Hearts by Impression-Obsession was stamped in VersaMark and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
3. She was painted with Twinkling H2O's Natural Linen, Ginger Flower, Cherry Sorbet, Warm Pecan, Solar Gold, and Moss Green.
4. The Clear Embossing Powder was removed by covering the image with copy paper and ironing with a dry iron.
5. The White heart areas, her cuffs, wings, and connections on hat had Glitter Glue applied, followed by DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter.
6. Glossy Accents was applied to the heart she is carrying.
7. Embroidery Scissors were used to cut around her.

The Sleigh is from Sliegh Ride by Flourishes. It was:
1. stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.
2. painted with Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan, Solar Gold, Ginger Flower, and Moss Green.
3. Glossy Accents was used on the Ginger Flower part of the hearts.
4. DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter was used on the upper trim.
5. Embroidery scissors and an X-acto knife was used to trim around and in the runner areas.
6. The ribbon is from Wal-Mart and was tied in a bow, seated with a glue dot at the front of the sleigh. The long tails from the bow were tied in a knot and threaded through the heart she carries.

The words 'You're Sweet' are from Sweet Hearts by Impression-Obsession.
1. The tag die cut is from Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio .
2. The words were stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.
3. The tag was mounted with tape on the back.
4. The ribbon was mounted first and then
5. Martha Stewart bows were tied and mounted with glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

53 comments:

craftimamma said...

Oh this is cute Shirley. You do have so much patience.

Lesley X

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word girl, so sweet.

Norine said...

I did some of these types of cards for the Holidays you did a great job its too cute
Hugs
Norine

6 wacky women said...

Very sweet card, Shirley.
Beautiful coloring and colors. I just love stair step cards!

LadyDoc said...

This is a WONDERFUL card!

LINDA said...

OH Shirley, This is just Awesome!! Ive never tryed one of these..Think Im going to give it a go.

Maria Matter said...

Oh, this IS sweet! Great idea to put these images on a stair step card! Fabulous!
And you even gave us the measurements so now I have no excuse not to have a go! Thanks for all you do Shirley, always appreciated!
Blessings, Maria

Colleen said...

Oh well done Shirley..that's gorgeous!!

Tasha said...

Shirley this card is sensational - i have never seen a step card before i think ts amazing
love tasha xx

mochamama said...

It is sweet Shirley and what a lot of work!!!

Ret said...

Oh, Shirley this is just sooooo adorable! You put so much into each of your cards and this one is certainly no exception!!

Beryl said...

I can't believe the detail on this card. It's amazing. I wish I had that much patience (and inspiration). Love the way Tilda gets to sit on the step. I must have a go at this fold of card.
Beryl xx

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Shirley! Such beautiful texture and coloring on this stair step card!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

very cute! Hoe long did it take you to make it? so many stages!
Love it! (I want agreen bug as well! LOL)

Elena said...

Your stair step card is amazing! I love the embossed dots!!! Scene you created is so precious! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card Shirley!

retiredheather said...

another great one Shirley. Love all the details and the step format works wonderfully.
Hugs
Heather

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

WOW! Shirley, this is absolutely adorable! Thank you for all the instructions... you are amazing!

Merry said...

Oh so cute...

Beth said...

Oh Shirley sweet is right this is so adorable as always a wonderful card.

The Country Rose said...

Wow! What an awesome card! Truly a winter wonderland and what a fun place for Tilda to play :).

Barb

Lyn S said...

Wow, this is just awesome! Love the stair steps and your attention to all the fine details is just amazing!

Ila said...

I love this stair step card!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Shirley!! This is so so gorgeous!! I love these stair step creations, but I've only made one!! I really need to make a maggy one too!! :) SO DARN SWEET!! TFS!!

Sandra said...

Hi Shirley...lovely card,like the folds on this card,thank you for the link i'll have to check it out,
Take care
Sandra x

Sharon said...

Shirley-This is absolutly adorable!! Hopefully I will be able to post soon. I had a mishap Monday that has kept me from crafting this week.
Hug to you

Suzanne C said...

Love the card design, details and everything that you put into this!

Suzanne C said...

Love the card design, details and everything that you put into this!

Valoudesbois said...

wow, j'adore !!!!

Jenny, said...

Aaww what an adorable card.
Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog xxx

Julia Aston said...

I love the stair step fold - we did it as a new techique on SCS a while back! it was just so fun and shows off the stamps so well!

Your little winter scene is wonderful! I love the Tilda and the sleigh and trees - what a super creation Shirley!!

Carol said...

Shirley, one word comes to mind when i look at this 'Stunning' i love everything about it :)
I want to try a stair step card and when i do, i hope that it will be a smidgen as good as yours!

Hugs
Carol x

Gabigabs said...

I'm so happy you found inspiration in my gallery. This turned out beautiful. Love how you colored your images.

BeccaRoo said...

Hi your cards are great you should come join us at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/scrapcardmaking/
We love having new members. I think Gabigabs is already a member.

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love all the details!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a fabulous scene you've created with this card! Gorgeous colours and images...beautiful!

Hammersue1 said...

Hio shirley the step cad is simply gorgeous and all the others. well done lov xx

Brittany Kayy said...

I like it!
Thank you for the wonderful comments you left me. I dont have any follwers, sadly, but maybe that will change.
p.s I love copics, try 'em out!!!

Beth said...

Shirley how sweet this card is I love what you did with it, I am just going to have to try this one.
BTW have a photo challenge for you on my blog please check it out.

Enfys said...

What a sweet, sweet Tilda card.

Ann said...

Oh, how sweet is this card?! I just love the stair-step look--still haven't tried it, though. ;) Love the way yours turned out!

Etha said...

Amazing!! Love how you did the sleigh and trees, now that's a lotta cutting!

Cheryl said...

Shirley this card is just wonderful! I love that border punch of Marthas that you used, gosh just all of it. The colors are so very perfect.

JediSergei said...

The card is great!love how you used the ribbon!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog

Tammi said...

What a cute scene you created Shirley, absolutely adorable! I don't know how you come up with all these ideas, but I'm glad you do, love looking at your wonderful creations.

Rina said...

This is so cute. You are such a blessing, when sharing the details of your creations. Very nice work Shirley!

Maria said...

Wow - don't know how I missed this fabulous card! It is amazing! I can tell you enjoy creating as this must have taken quite a long time to create and it shows. Hugs, Maria

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful stair step card, Shirley....such gorgeous images and I love the punched border at the bottom!!!

Christina Marie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I have always wanted to try this technique you have inspired me yet again =0)

hugs!
~C

Summerthyme Studio said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!

Maggie said...

i love this card !!you did an outstanding job!
Thanks for stopping by
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Maggie

Brenda said...

Fabulous! Wonderful texture. I have never done one of these cards but you are inspiring me. TFS

Kerry D-C said...

This is wonderful! Love it!!

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