Monday, June 3, 2013
Step Into Christmas
If you have read my blog lately you will know that I just returned on Tuesday night from a week in Maryland with the lovely Ann English. I met Ann when we were both on the Phindy's Place DT as well as through Sassy Cheryl's PCP group. Before we left her house to head for the airport on Tuesday, I checked the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's and lo and behold Ann was the one who set the challenge this week (she keeps a secret well). She wants us to create STEP CARDS so in between loads of laundry and ironing yesterday, I created this Christmas card.
I have never tried a side step card before so thought that might be fun to tackle. It isn't difficult at all as long as you pay attention to where you are cutting, which I didn't the first time - dah. The card base was made from Recollections card stock and the paper is from an old Provo Craft paper pad. I raided my scrap bucket for the card stock to make the trees, which were hand cut, embossed with a Snowflake & Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and then dotted with a few pearl stickers from Recollections.
The sentiment is computer generated and the Sassy Cheryl's image was a freebie once upon a time. The snowflake was cut using the Create A Flake Two die from Spellbinders. The ribbon started out as Chalk White Hug Snug Seam Binding but I transformed it by dying it with Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage & Broken China Distress Ink from Ranger. The edges of the image & sentiment were inked with the Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's - Step Card
ABC Challenge - O is for Open
A and T Emerald Faeries - Dies/Punches
Country View Challenges - Die Cuts
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use your favourite embellishments (Pearls)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes (must be Christmas)