Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello Spring "Stair Step Card"

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #189Join us in this week’s challenge combining the colors, White Daisy, Thistle, Hollyhock and Juniper (all and only) until Thursday, April 21, 2016 to create and link up your project ...look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge. We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors...and still join in the fun.   

Block card AKA Stair Step Card  by Deb Valder, You Tube, excellent tutorial on the scoring and assembling of the Stair Step Card...that was the easy the decision of what papers and theme to use.  The Color Challenge of course made it quite easy for a floral Cricut Design Space was kept pretty busy with cutting butterflies, flowers, and foliage in each of the challenge colors and having just received my CTMH Order my Sentiment "Spring," and in Thistle, was right in front of my eyes...easy decision.  The Floral arrangement at the top of the card was colored with ShinHan alcohol-based pens, and the little Chick and hello were also from the Penelope Complements. 

The height and width of the card was 4 1/2", but able to add embellishments 2 1/2" at the top of the card to fit in a 5 x 7 envelope. The photo above is how I chose to collapse the card with the sentiment at the bottom for mailing. The photo below is another way of collapsing the card.

Also submitted to the following:  
The Outlawz Challenges 
     Thursday "Anything Goes"  Twist:  Favorite Color Thistle 

Creative with Stamps - Theme "Butterflies"  

Cut It Up "Flowers"   

Below is a photo displaying how the Stair Step Card can be showcased.    

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

     White Daisy, Thistle, Hollyhock and Juniper
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy" Thistle
     ShinHan alcohol-based Pens
Cricut Design Space Die-Cuts
     Flowers - CTMH Artistry, Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artiste
     Butterfly - CTMH Artbooking and Artistry and Picturesque
     Foliage -  Cricut Creative Bug and Spring Cottage 
     Spring, Hello, and Chick - Penelope Complements 
     Liquid Glass 
     My Tattered Angels "Glimmer Mist" Pearl 
     Thin and Regular 3D Foam Tape


Melanie R said...

I love that you made a stair-step collapsible card. Having seen it in person, I know how impeccable the workmanship is. Great job, extraordinary card!

Cat Nowak said...

WOW!! This is amazing! I love all the layers and fabulous cuts.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Oh my this is stunning
Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the layering and what a great background paper to go with all the layering.

Tina said...

So inspiring! I love how the layers and colors balance so well. I totally agree, the base idea comes, but then the tricky part is deciding what elements to add!
Great job and thanks for sharing.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Wow, you sure put a lot of work into this gorgeous card. I love the design of the card, but the flowers are really the stand outs!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Spring Flowers challenge!


NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous card, Sue! Your cardmaking skills keep reaching new heights with this beautiful blend of textures and shapes in a unique folded card. Congrats on this masterpiece and thanks for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Helen F. said...

Wow, I have never tried this "Stair Step" design, but feel I wouldn't be able to come close to your gorgeous creation, Sue! It's amazing. Thank you so much for playing along at Creative With Stamps~Butterfly Challenge :)

Alyson Mayo said...

This is stunning, Sue! All the small details... it takes several minutes to take it all in so nothing is missed. You went to the limit with this one - the pieces are perfectly placed and so carefully cut to the right sizes - everything is "just so". Absolutely love it!

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the step card made this way. I'm going to have to try it this way. Beautiful colors and love all the wonderful die cuts you added. Thanks for joining us at TT.
Hugs Pat

Lisa Marie said...

This card is definitely a WOW card! A lot of work went into it! Gorgeous!

Lilian said...

This is cool! I have to try one of these! Pretty!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Katy said...

This is so pretty and intricate! Love the colors too! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps 1st challenge! :)

P.G. Lamb said...

I love your version of the Stair Step Card! There are so many details to feast my eyes on!

MaryV said...

This is a stunning card, full of details I love! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge this month.
Mary (DT member)

Lisa said...

So..this is awesome! And we used the same leaves! how this turned out...gorgeous!

G Eileen Studios said...

WOW! What else is there to say? :)

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

our card looks fantastic - so many details :) Beautiful and I like this card fold!
Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps",
Eunice (DT)

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

I mean "your".... my keyboard makes a little break I think ;)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Comments from The Outlawz "Anything Goes" Twist: Favorite Color:

Nicole Chambers, DT April 15
This is so pretty with all the die cuts Suzanne! You have so much more patience with that than I do! Great card!

Donna Mundinger on April 15, 2016 at 6:20pm
WOW! this is amazing, Suzanne! Beautiful!

Cindy Potentier, DT on April 16, 2016 at 1:20am
so pretty, that peony purple is a great colour and the card design is awesome, tfs :)

Jean Chaney, DT on April 16, 2016 at 2:25pm
This is just gorgeous, Suzanne! Thanks for the link on your blog for the construction of this exquisite fold. it's on my "must try" list!

Carrie Sheridan, DT on April 16, 2016 at 5:51pm
This is just stunning, Suzanne! Beautiful design, lovely colors and gorgeous die cuts! Wow!

Janet McLaughlin,DT on April 16, 2016 at 6:57pm
Wow, Suzanne, this is spectacular! I love how you have decorated with all the die cuts! This is a delight to look at!

Laura Kovala DT on April 18, 2016 at 7:30am
Absolutely gorgeous, Suzanne!

Patricia St Martin,DT on April 18, 2016 at 4:35pm
Suzanne, Simply stunning.

Teri Burns DT on April 18, 2016 at 8:20pm
Suzanne, what a great spring card. I love your die cuts and your layout.