Thursday, 18 August 2011

Something New to Try…

Oh gosh I just love this card!  Even hubby said – Oh wow that’s good!


I’d never made one of these before; I know I know where have I been??  But I found this template or should I say instructions to this while hunting on the web.  I can’t for the life of me now track it down again.

It’s a stepper card with no real measuring as such.  Well it said no measuring but me being me I had to measure…just a little.

Take an A5 piece of cardstock, fold it in half as you would for a normal card. 

Turn the card to landscape, and then measure about 8 cm in which is where I made my cut.  And cut from the fold down about half way.  Yes I did measure this too…I can’t help it!

Fold the right hand side in on itself to make the valley and crisp the fold with a bone folder.  That’s it, all there is to making the base.  Simple!  Just exactly how I like things the first time I try them!

So, the card base is our gorgeous and lush Rich Razzleberry.  I used Pretty in Pink cardstock for the matting and the Rich Razzleberry DSP from Designer Series Papers Stack that matches the Artistic Etchings stamp set.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

The images are all stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut by hand.  Except for the Amour wording, which I used our fab Word Window punch which then sits nicely onto the Modern label punched piece.  A couple of gold brads just finish that part off.

Now the little detail that I just love love love!  Is the ribbon faux bow.  It’s just a small piece of this month’s offer ribbon, Striped Grosgrain in Rich Razzleberry.  You can get this free with an order of £75 and it comes with a absolutely stunning little cosmetic bag (I used mine for my craft tools) and not only that also a small tub of 24 different clips.  Fabulous for adding to cards and scrapbook pages.

I stamped the image from Artistic Etchings onto Very Vanilla, cut it out,  and put a gold brad through the centre.  Pulled the little brad legs apart and pinched the ribbon together closing the brad legs around the ribbon.  I attached this to the card with some glue dots.  Love those little dots for quick and easy sticking!

The one thing that I did love about this card, other than the very little measuring, was that it ended up no bigger than a usual size card that I would normally make and so I didn’t need to buy any other envelopes other than the lovely Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla C6 envelope.

I hope you like it.

Back Soon
Elaine x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Elaine - found your blog via ILWS when you replied to my plea for the SU Cog punch, what beautiful cards you have on your blog...I'm now a follower