Friday, May 22, 2015

Side stepping Trees


I recently made my first side step card - I had been putting it off as all the measurements I could find were in inches, and we here in the Antipodes use metrics, and our card comes in a slightly different size to the American sizing.  
I finally 'bit the bullet' as it were and worked out the correct measurements for the card and getting the folds to work - thankfully the 'steps' are covered with paper and you cannot see the one 'oops' that I had.
(I have typed up the dimensions - if anybody wants them, just let me know)

This is the final result, with which I am very happy.

I used the stamp set Lovely As A Tree by Stampin' Up, and varied the colours by mixing inks on the stamps, and fussy cutting the images.

The patterned paper is from the Kaiser Craft After Five pack.

Some of the inking is a bit odd as I ended up having to use a linen textured card as I was running out of plain card....

The sentiement is a (retired) Crafts Meow Stamp, that I cut to put the words side by side. It was embossed with dark green ep.

I am linking this to:
(Three tree stamps)

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Dawn T said...

What a great card Maxine. I've got some pre- cut step cards but haven't used them yet.

mamapez5 said...

Well done on mastering this card. They are not easy to do. I love all the trees.
I have just had similar problems with European versus American and UK sizes of card. You´ll see what I mean when I post my Rudolph Day card on Monday. But for your card - top marks! Kate x

MaryH said...

Maxine, my hat's off to you. This turned out fabulously (and what a lot of conversion work you did too!). Actually your stamping looks very nice...I like the stamping on the tree as you've done it. Hard to get a crisp image sometimes, even on smooth stock, but this looks appropriate with the imagery I think. I have a die that does this step fold, and I still can't make one that looks good (well, I did in class, which prompted me to buy the die!). The scenes on the steps are so pretty and love the striped dp too. TFS & Hugs

Anni said...

What a great technique! The trees look fabulous with all the different colors!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday!

Unknown said...

Maxine, You really have the most wonderful ideas that come to life and this is really a work of art. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 184th AGFF Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Maxine. Side step cards can be a challenge as you and I both found out. Your crad is excellent and love that you improvised and did such a fantastic job.

Love, Hugs and B lessings

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Maxine. You are SUCH a wonderful artist. Thanks so much for sharing with us again this week. You always make me feel SO blessed.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I'm not certain if I told you this already, but if you haven't linked any (or even up to 3) yet, you are welcome to share this in our Embossing Challenge this month at V's Sweet Ideas. Have a great week!

Ruth said...

Lovely stamping on this delightful side step card, great work! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine I just love your ever so happy stepper card. Great colour combo and stamps used.
have a lovely weekend.
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Billie A said...

Great scene. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination.

Creating with Susan said...

what a fantastic masculine card! Good for you for tackling the dimensions - it turned out wonderfully!

jimlynn said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the side step card - and yet I've never even attempted one. Love yours Maxine! Those trees are so beautiful.

Charity Chamberlain said...

This is an amazing card! That's wonderful you tackled the dimensions because it turned out to be so pretty! I am definitely not bold enough to try this, lol! Thank you for sharing your card in the challenge this week!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday

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Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card fold is awesome- and I love the Lovely as a Tree as your images- wonderful!

fadenwilma said...

I like your cards. They look very special.

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What an awesome scene! Just an awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts!
Jennifer, DT

Helen said...

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

Helen x

OttawaMom said...

Great side step card! Love all those lovely trees. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful stamped trees and a super shaped card. thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this time.

Unknown said...

Beautiful creation! Such great textures and fab color choices. Thank you for sharing it with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.