Some of my friends have made these cards, but I kept thinking I'd give it a try sometime. Trying something new gets put on the "back burner" most of the time. I stick with the "tried and true" things that are in my comfort zone. This month's challenge for those who wanted to take part in the swap was to make a step card so I took a deep breath and decided to finally give it a try.
I admit that it was a challenge for me because it sure took me most of the afternoon to get it done but I am very glad I did it. A lot of time was spent on deciding the elements I wanted to include on it and I'm not used to doing a lot of measuring to make things fit.
The Martha Stewart grass and fence punches were used to create the front border. That was the easy part. Since I had used the SU Wild Wasabi and another darker green card stock for the grass, I cut a piece slightly smaller than the two side pieces and the center square. I wanted a textured background so the next layer added to each area is white card stock that had been through a Cuttlebug folder.
I used SU Pretty in Pink card stock for the Heart Circle and flourishes. Using a flower design seemed like a logical decision for the stamped design so I stamped the design on white card stock and then cut it out using a Spellbinders Classic Circle which was just the right size to fit inside the Heart Circle.
I'm pretty pleased with the results of my first try although I think I would make the next one with a little more color. If I make another of these I hope to be able to make one a little more quickly because I think they are fun cards to send (and receive).
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