I made a center step card for a challenge at SVG Attic (see the forum or Jessica's Crop Corner for rules) using the lighthouse from their Cape Cod collection. I am so extremely proud of this card! I have been thinking about this project for a few days and how I was going to tackle it. I couldn't wait to make it.
|You light up my life step card|
|I used ink on every edge of the paper|
|A brad stands in as the light|
|The step makes the front of the card pop out|
|Laying on it's back so you get an idea of the dimension|
This was my first time ever making a step card. I was browsing blogs this morning (while I was supposed to be at the gym) and happened upon a tutorial for this (don't worry I went to the gym after). It looks little complicated to make but it was really easy.
I used paper from a stack I bought today at Joann's for half off. It's the Linen Closet pack from DCWV.
I'm so glad I bought the Tim Holtz' ink blender. It blends and spreads the ink so well. The blender I was using before wasn't cutting it for me. And as you can tell, I inked the pop out of that card!
One thing I think I may need is the Zutter paper distresser. Distrezz It All, I think is what it's called (don't quote me on that). I am using a hand held distresser and it takes some time to make the edges just right. I sometimes bend the paper doing it. No bueno ("no good" in Spanish). With the Zutter machine you stick it in an zoop it's done! Agh, I better stop talking about toys...my husband barely OK'd the Silhouette and here I am wanting MORE!
So I am thinking this is my favorite card I have ever made. I can't stop looking at it. Corny, I know!
Now it's time for you to stop by SVG Attic and join in on the fun!!