Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge - Step Card

 Well are things starting to settle down a little?  For me they are!  Both of my kids are back in school as of yesterday!  Now if only I could find some day care for Binkie!  She is 6 months old now and still chewing everything.  I'm starting to wonder if she just wants more attention.  She has started running off with sheets of patterned paper and I don't think she has taken up paper crafting like her mom!  Not unless her project requires lots of chewed up little bits of colorful paper!

Today I am showing you a card I made for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge.  The challenge this time was to make a "step" card.  Now here is another thing I love about challenges.  They always get me to try something that I would have never considered before.  I am always hesitant at first - like going to a party where I don't know anyone, but a few hours later  I'm so happy I went.  I have never made a step card and honestly didn't even know where to start.  Fortunately, Mary, my Serendipity Mentor, provided a little inspiration she found at Splitcoast Stampers to set me in the right direction.  Here's the link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/centerstepcard/.

I stamped the Large Poinsettia two times with Momento ink and colored them in with Copics.  I cut the first layer with an Exacto knife and ruler in a square shape leaving  a few of the poinsettia petal tips extending past the edges.  The second colored poinsettia I fussy cut and then adhered with pop dots to add dimension. 
Here is a side view of the card to show the folds that make this center step card a real stand out compared to a flat card.
 This is the finished card....
I am so excited to announce that Serendipity Stamps has added three talented artists to the design team.... Cathy Weber, Helen Berry, and Pauline Pollington.   Please hop over to their blogs to welcome them and see the beautiful creations they've made for this challenge.

Helen Berry  - Helen Berry Designs
Amy Cokley - So Amused
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Miriam Napier - Miriam's Delirium
Pauline Pollington - Craft Obsession
Cathy Weber - Empty Nest Crafter

I hope you will give the step card a try - I know I'm glad I did.  It was lots of fun and easy to create.  Oh yes, the sale this week is 40% off the most expensive item in the shopping cart.   The coupon code is 40FROMHIGH  and expires August 29th. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Poinsettia LargeMerry Christmas Simple Large

Supplies Used:
Stamps  Serendipity Large Poinsettia, Merry Christmas Simple Large
Copic Markers
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Market Street "Adore" Pleated Skirt Paper, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream


Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. That flower is just gorgeous. I had never heard of a step card before. What fun--I've got to try one, too.

Marybeth said...

You crack me up about your dog. I saw your card in the CARD magazine its gorgeous and I knew it was yours right away. I have an online subscription. Congrats!
I love this step card you made it turned out just beautiful. Great job and I will check it out.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Jeanne! I love the plaid paper, and that magnificent poinsettia image! Thanks for the lovely welcome my friend xx

Helen said...

Wow, this is beautiful Jeanne! Wonderful idea for a Christmas card - something really special. Such dimension on those Poinsettias and fabulous rich colour. I love that plaid paper. Thank you for being so sweet and welcoming teamie!! x x

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Amy Cokley said...

Beautiful! Love the way you popped up the flower to add another layer!

Sue Eldred said...

love you poinsettias. also love your baby bunting card.

Cathy Weber said...

Your dog running off with your patterned paper? Oh...that is bad! What a beautiful center step card, Jeanne. I love, love, love how you used a craft knife to cut out part of the image. You are brave! Your coloring is beautiful and you combined the perfect patterned papers to go along with the elegant poinsettias. Your cards always inspire me, beautiful card.

Miriam said...

Love your coloring Jeanne! The poinsettias are just beautiful. The glitter plaid paper is perfect with the image.

Kim said...

Great story...never under estimate your dog, you never know what type of creations may turn up. Beautiful card, that poinsettia is so stunning and elegant.

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Jeanne! LOVE that patterned paper! I know I have some someplace ;). And the fold is perfectly amazing!

Sharron said...

I've never heard of a step card either but yours is fantastic! Love the glittery plaid paper and the popped up poinsettias! I really like how realistic the poinsettia image is and your coloring is fabulous! So funny but not so good that Binkie is taking an interest in your crafting hobby! Hope she doesn't grab any completed cards!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So beautiful and pretty - your coloring is amazing and I LOVE all the dimension you created!!
Hugs, Karin

Lisa M said...

MINE!!! Hee hee...well, I like it that much. :)