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Saturday, February 4, 2012

MY VERY FIRST STEP CARD

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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11 comments:

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautifully done Vicki - it may be your first but it sure looks like you've done them before!

Ann Schach said...

Such a beautiful step card, Vicki! Aren't they fun to make! You have inspired me to make another one!

Annie said...

Well, you came out of the starting gate like a pro on this one, very nice!! I found the centre step card more difficult than the side step, (for me) but I think I like the centre step card the best.

Linda Fisher said...

So glad you took the plunge for this challenge. Your card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Good job! I don’t have the patience or the time! Connie

Lynette said...

You did such an awesome job on this card, Vicki - so pretty and such great ideas!

Anonymous said...

so different and beautiful. can tell there's lots of work in this one ~Pat

bonnie32002 said...

Great job on your 1st center step...looks wonderful!

Newbie said...

Beautiful step card!!! Love it! The colors are nice and cheery! Never made one myself, but I might try one now!! Love yours!

Joanne said...

This card is so AWESOME....and even BETTER "in person"...smile!
Your designs on the card are perfect...and that fence with the grass just ROCKS!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card Vicki
Once you get the hang of it they are pretty easy. You put such beautiful cards on the website. Keep up the good work. Pauline