Saturday, 7 January 2012

Thinking Of You Stepper Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #41

This week's Simply Stampin' challenge is a colour combo.

 A really lovely combo I think!  I have a thing for stepper cards at the moment so I made another one for this challenge.

I used Pool Party CS for the base, covered the front step with dotty Limeade paper, stamped the Petite Posies wheel in Pool Party ink on the back panel, added a Limeade strip underneath and a punched Dotted Scallop Ribbon border at the top.  I stamped the large flower from the Printed Petals set, cut it out, threaded a  Limeade CS strip through the holes of a pink button and added that to the flower centre.  I cut the Swirls Scribbles die with Limeade CS, arranged the pieces on the Top Note shape and I popped the flower up with Dimensionals.  I stamped the 'thinking of you' and punched it out with the Modern label punch and tied that onto the Whisper White organza ribbon.

I stamped the Petite Posies wheel twice onto Whisper White CS and cut them into strips to decorate the back of the card and the front of the envelope.  To finish the envelope, I punched Pink Pirouette CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, cut the shape in half and glued one each side of the Pool Party strips.

I really like stepper cards and just like easel cards they're so easy to make.  To make this one I cut a piece of A4 CS in half lengthways and scored one piece in half to form an A6 portrait card with the fold at the top.  I then took the other half of the A4 CS and cut it so it was taller than an A6 card in order to get an extra flap piece.  (A6 is a tad shy of 15 cms and I cut the piece so it was 18 cms tall).  I made two score lines to form the front part and glued the two pieces together to form the complete stepper card.  This photo shows a side view of the card and you can see where I've glued the two pieces of CS together. 

Stamps: SU! Printed Petals set, Petite Posies wheel, sentiment from Trendy Trees set
CS: SU! Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Limeade dotty paper from SU! In Color DSP stack
Ink: SU! Pool Party & Lucky Limeade
Tools: SU! Top Note Bigz die, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits die, SU! Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, SU! Modern Label punch, SU! 1/16" circle handheld punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! 5/8" Whisper White organza ribbon, marbled pink button from SU! Subtles Designer Buttons, SU! Dimensionals, white twine



kelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ruth, I'm having trouble with blogger at the mo, My post is all typed but it won't let me add photos!!
Kelly xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ha ha ha . . . I regularly read Vicky's blog too . . . in fact I'm a member of her SU team now because of it!

LOVE the card you've made.


Kirei said...

Really lovely stepper card Ruth! I must give these and easel cards a go as they are so nice!
Kirei x

Margaret said...

This is great! Such a pretty card and I love the decorated envelope!

CREATIVE M said...

Beautiful! I have never tried to make a stepper card. But I will now.Thanks for sharing.