Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Ginkgo Thanks So Much Stepper Card

A while ago I got the gorgeous PaperTrey Ink Harvest Berries set - I just love those ginkgo leaves!  There are dies that match the stamps and Alex very kindly got the dies for me so I thought it would be fun to use the stamps and dies to make a thank you card for her.

I made a few Christmas stepper cards using PaperMania packaged white card blanks and I thought it was about time I made my own using coloured CS as a base.  Because of the way stepper cards are made, the CS for the base needs to be quite long so if you make your own you need to cut and score two pieces of CS and glue them together to form the base.  I made this card from Wisteria Wonder CS to fit into a C6 sized envelope.

I covered the back panel with some Wisteria patterned paper and added the sentiment.  I stamped and die cut the leaves, glued the bottom portion only of the larger leafy stem flat to the front panel and popped up the smaller leaf clusters.  I then stamped and die cut some flowers using a Hero Arts/Sizzix  stamp and die combo set and popped the flowers up.  I sprinkled on some rhinestones to finish off the front.

Here's the back panel and the envelope with stamped leafy loveliness!

Stamps: PTI Harvest Berries set, Hero Arts stamps from 'Floral' combo set, sentiment from SU! Trendy Trees set
CS: SU! Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Pool Party & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Wisteria Wonder paper from SU! In Color DSP stack
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade & Concord Crush
Tools: PTI Harvest Berries Die Collection, dies from Hero Arts/Sizzix 'Floral' combo set, SU! Modern Label & Word Window punches, Scor-Pal
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Basic Rhinestones, 3d foam pads


1 comment:

CREATIVE M said...

Your card is beautiful!!Love it!